Bipolar Articles

What are the types of Bipolar Disorder?

What are the types of Bipolar Disorder?

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.

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Stigma and Bipolar Disorder – Dr Alice Lam

Stigma and Bipolar Disorder – Dr Alice Lam

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.

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Diet and supplements for Bipolar Disorder – Dr Alice Lam

Diet and supplements for Bipolar Disorder – Dr Alice Lam

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.

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Values, Goals and Routine – Dr Alice Lam

Values, Goals and Routine – Dr Alice Lam

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.

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Bipolar Disorder and Women – Dr Alice Lam

Bipolar Disorder and Women – Dr Alice Lam

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.

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Bipolar Patients “Could be on the Wrong Drugs”

Bipolar Patients “Could be on the Wrong Drugs”

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.

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