30

Mar

For those who suffer from bipolar disorder are often divided by two internal modes: depression or mania (which refers to having abnormally excessive, hyperactivity). And although many individuals are understanding of this illness, stigmas still exist, and continue to “hinder one’s [those who suffer from bipolar disorder] ability to stay on track to living a full,…

28

Feb

Bipolar Disorder (sometimes referred to as manic depressive) is a mood disorder that is estimated to effect over 5 ½ million people (National Institute of Mental Health). The symptoms could vary from person to person, but individuals experiencing this disorder experiences significant mood swings. The depression side of the illness could: feeling sad, feeling worthless,…

14

May

Psychologists have found links between bipolar disorder and depression. Recently, another one has been discovered. Although people with bipolar disorder suffer through phases of depression, depression sufferers don’t suffer through the euphoria. Although they are two different disorders, a common pre-symptom has emerged: poor concentration. The authors refer to as “fuzzy thinking.” This symptom would…

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Apr

Lithium at one point, was the medication of choice for those struggling with Bi Polar disorder. It is a mood stabilizer and has been around since the 1970’s, but over recent years, has given way to other medications. patients with Bi Polar Disorder, are more likely to develop dementia than the average population.  “Lithium blocks…

01

Jan

Bipolar disorder or manic depressive disorder is a disorder that causes a shift in moods.  These shifts in moods are more significant than the average person may feel on a day to day basis.   The mood shifts for someone who is bi polar are more significant and intense and most of the times create problems…