Bipolar disorder is not easy to spot when it starts. The symptoms may seem like separate problems, not recognized as parts of a larger problem. Some people suffer for years before they are properly diagnosed and treated.
There are ways in which bipolar disorder differs between males and females, but does it really change how males should be treated?
Is there any proof that anything can be done to keep yourself from having a relapse of illness?
Fortunately, for many people with bipolar disorder, they are able to sense a relapse.
However, according to the General Social Survey which collects data about U.S. residents, the public is in fact more stigmatising – despite increased knowledge about mental illness – than back in the 1950s.
Do you already use supplements, or are you thinking of trying some for your bipolar disorder? A study in the USA found that one in five people with bipolar used a supplement long term. The most commonly taken supplements were fish oil, B vitamins, melatonin and multivitamins.
Have you ever looked back on the day and wished you had done more? Or have you experienced any difficulty sticking to a waking and bedtime routine? Both are common problems, and a lack of regular circadian rhythm may significantly affect bipolar disorder.
Loneliness is a complex mental and emotional phenomenon that has at its base a powerful emotion that has survival value for children.
Even if you do your best to lead a healthy lifestyle and follow your prescribed treatment plan, unfortunately hospitalisation may still be necessary.
Though bipolar disorder affects the same number of men as women, there are differences in how it manifests. This may be due to the combination of hormonal changes throughout a woman’s life which can affect both the condition itself and its treatment.
Circuits in the brain involved in pursuing and relishing rewarding experiences are more strongly activated in people with bipolar disorder, guiding them towards riskier gambles and away from safer ones.
A quarter of patients with bipolar disorder are being prescribed drugs which could make their symptoms worse, a new study has claimed.
Research led by Glasgow University has found many bipolar patients are on a combination of medication which is out of line with clinical guidelines.
Someday scientists may be able to predict which types of treatment will work most effectively. They may even find ways to prevent bipolar disorder.