‘It’s Not Just Me’: Amazing Benefits of Group Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is one of the most challenging psychiatric disorders.  With moods that often hit crippling extremes and bizarre behavior that is difficult to understand – let alone explain to others – bipolar sufferers can feel very isolated and alone.  Medication is often necessary, but has its limits.  Individual and family therapy can also be…

Five Mental Disorders Are ‘Linked’ Through Our Genes

Researchers are constantly seeking clues that may unlock the mysteries of mental illness. A recent discovery about a genetic link between five major disorders has great potential for helping professionals find better ways to treat and diagnose mental illness. Scientists found genetic links between the following disorders: attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia.…

Treating Bipolar I Disorder

Bipolar I disorder is a very serious psychiatric disorder.  If left untreated, it can result in disastrous consequences, tearing families apart and destroying lives in many ways.  For most people who are diagnosed with it, bipolar I disorder is a lifelong condition that requires ongoing treatment.  Currently, there is no cure for this complex, challenging…