Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Understanding Bipolar Disorder Many people with an addiction have a co-existing mental health condition such as bipolar disorder. Once known as “manic depression,” bipolar disorder causes mood swings between intense emotional highs and lows. In a study of people with bipolar disorder, approximately 60 percent had some history of substance abuse. Although it’s not fully … Read moreUnderstanding Bipolar Disorder

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Depression and Bipolar Disorder Mood disorders are conditions that cause people to feel intense, prolonged emotions that negatively affect their mental well-being, physical health, relationships and behaviour. In addition to feelings of depression, someone with bipolar disorder also has episodes of mania. Symptoms of mania may include extreme optimism, euphoria and feelings of grandeur; rapid, … Read moreDepression and Bipolar Disorder

An Overview of Bipolar Disorder

An Overview of Bipolar Disorder

An Overview of Bipolar Disorder  Explore key differences between the types Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition defined by periods (better known as episodes) of extreme mood disturbances. Bipolar affects a person’s mood, thoughts, and behavior. There are two main types of bipolar disorders: bipolar I and bipolar II. According to the Diagnostic and … Read moreAn Overview of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Symptoms in Men: 10 Signs to Look For

Bipolar Symptoms in Men: 10 Signs to Look For

Bipolar Symptoms in Men: 10 Signs to Look For Bipolar symptoms in men are often perceived differently than they are in women. Do gender stereotypes contribute to misdiagnosis of bipolar disorder in men? Can Bipolar Affect Men? Bipolar Onset: Is Age Relevant? What Does Mania Feel Like? Bipolar Symptoms in Men Bipolar in Men During … Read moreBipolar Symptoms in Men: 10 Signs to Look For

What Is Bipolar Disorder?

What Is Bipolar Disorder?

What Is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorders are one of several medical conditions called depressive disorders. Depressive disorders affect the way a person’s brain functions. Depressive disorders are widespread. In the United States alone, it’s estimated that more than 17.4 million adults have a depressive disorder each year. That works out to about 1 out of … Read moreWhat Is Bipolar Disorder?

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About BIPOLAR DEPRESSION

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About BIPOLAR DEPRESSION

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About BIPOLAR DEPRESSION Bipolar depression disrupts and devastates lives, and tends to dominate the course of a person’s illness. Yet, it’s still difficult to diagnose and treat. It is the manic phase of bipolar disorder that attracts—no, demands—attention. But those who have the illness, or love someone who does, … Read moreEverything You Ever Wanted To Know About BIPOLAR DEPRESSION

What is Bipolar Disorder?

What is Bipolar Disorder?

What is Bipolar Disorder?  Overview Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. There are four basic types of bipolar disorder; all of them involve clear changes in mood, energy, and activity levels. These moods … Read moreWhat is Bipolar Disorder?