Everyone experiences loneliness at times. But having a mental health issue like bipolar disorder can increase your chances of feeling lonely, and that, in turn, can make your mental health worse.
A bipolar disorder diagnosis can prompt a multitude of feelings — anxiety, disbelief, confusion, fear. But it can also bring hope. You at last learn the source of the dramatic shifts in mood and energy you’ve been feeling, that it can be treated and managed, and that many others who share your diagnosis are living…
Bipolar disorder (BPD) shows up in around one percent of all children. The disorder is marked by extreme mood swings ranging from mania (high energy and euphoria) to depression. BPD also produces flashes of anger and even aggression. Irritability and aggressiveness are also common to autism.
Fox News radio personality Tom Sullivan recently referred to bipolar disorder as “the latest fad.” He claimed the diagnosis was invented by the mental health profession to exploit the masses for profit, and stated his belief that bipolar disorder was neither a disease nor a disability. Sullivan was responding to a caller on his talk…
Women with a history of severe bipolar disorder have a much higher chance of giving birth to their children prematurely, a new study finds.
For people with bipolar disorder maintaining relationships are a crucial part of their overall ability to cope. There are many roles loved ones can fill, like recognizing the signs of an oncoming episode, helping manage those episodes and assist with getting the person back on their treatment track afterwards.
While there are mental disorders that carry an increased risk of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts, there has been little understanding of how to determine when a patient is most at risk. Understanding the risk factors for suicide and developing prevention strategies could be effective in reducing suicide attempts by those with bipolar and major…
Bipolar disorder is more than just good days and bad days. It’s a mental health disorder that can impair a person’s normal routine. The highs of mania are distressingly high and often include any number of unpleasant repercussions. The lows of depression are crushing, sometimes even life threatening.
Treating bipolar disorder can be so complicated that a patient ends up taking a variety of medications. A recent study investigated the challenges facing patients required to take multiple medications to treat their symptoms.
A group of scientists collaborated to discover several new gene areas apparently connected to bipolar disorder. The findings provide an important route of further study toward understanding this emotionally disruptive condition.