Bipolar Affective Disorder

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Bipolar affective disorder is commonly known as “manic depression”. It can often be characterized by the episodes of depression in which one’s mood is abnormally low. If one is experiencing mania or hypomania their mood is abnormally elevated with a heightened mental and often physical activity. There is often times when an individual will be […]


The Ups And Downs Of Bipolar Disorder

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Have you ever met someone who was happy one moment and then sad just a few minutes after? Have you ever met anybody whose moods change so fast you can’t keep track? They might be suffering from bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder Also called Manic-depressive illness, this term is used to describe a psychiatric condition of […]


Treat Depression And Live Healthy

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Depression also called as “The Common Cold of Mental Health” is a mental health disorder that affects your body, mood, and thoughts. It even affects your everyday routine like the way you eat, the way you sleep, the way you think, and the way you feel about yourself. The people who’s suffering from depression may […]


When The Young Becomes Restless

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Being independent is something every young adult looks forward to. It is a time when they become free to do the things they’ve always wanted to do. Leaving home may have a certain emotional tug but the desire to become independent elicits a certain high that outweighs whatever feelings they have about staying home. However, […]


Unlocking The Mysteries Of Depression And Bipolar Disorder

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New measures are being explored to help patients with bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, to cope with their crushing illness. Surprising options are being tested as possible treatments for this disorder, such as motion sickness patches, a drug used to treat Lou Gehrig’s disease and a device that produces an electric field around […]


Bipolar Imbalances And Hormones

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Working as a nurse in the emmergency room you meet a beautiful variety of people. Among those for whom I feel a special sympathy are those with bipolar. They can of course be quite the characters: some hear voices, some live on the streets, some have an extraordinary sense of humor, some love to sing […]


My Experience With Bipolar

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As a counseling psychologist, I enjoy a variety of clients each day with a variety of needs. I see couples who are on the edge of divorce yet still want to save their marriage and I see young children who are struggling after the loss of a parent or sibling. Some of my most interesting […]


Lord Of The Rings Star Sean Astin Talks About Bipolar Disorder And Calls For Earlier Symptom Recognition

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Actor Sean Astin, best known for his role as Sam Gamgee in the Oscar-winning “Lord of the Rings” film trilogy, is willing to share his personal experience living with a family member diagnosed with bipolar disorder in order to help increase awareness of the symptoms associated with the condition. Astin witnessed the condition’s trademark highs […]


Bipolar Disorder

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Do you know someone who is sometimes almost manic but at others seems depressed? Do their moods shift from a “high” to a “low”? If you do, then you might know someone who has what has been diagnosed as bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a serious illness that can affect ones relationships, careers and self. […]


The Top 5 Questions Bipolar Sufferers Ask About Disability Benefits

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Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) affects an estimated 2 million people over the age of 18. Unfortunately, severe symptoms associated with either manic episodes, depression (or both) can cause difficulties in holding down a regular job. In fact, working may become impossible for some bipolars. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has disability benefit […]


Bipolar Disorder What Is It And What Are The Symptoms

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What is Bipolar Disorder? I’m not going to try and give a medical definition here of bipolar disorder. There are plenty of those around on the internet if you care to do a search. I am simply going to give you my opinion, based on my experience. Bipolar disorder was formerly known as manic depression […]


6 Essential Facts You Should Know About Bipolar Disorder

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Mental health authorities estimate that more than 2 million adults have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (also called manic-depression), a chemical imbalance in the brain causing extreme mood swings from manic highs to agonizing lows. Although a diagnosis of bipolar disorder can be frightening and confusing, it is a treatable and manageable condition. If you […]


7 Tips To Take Control Of Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a life-long illness affecting the chemistry of the brain. In classic cases, it causes severe mood swings from manic episodes of extreme highs to depressive episodes of debilitating lows, with relatively normal periods in-between. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 2 million people age […]


Types Of Depression

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As any doctor or mental health specialist will tell you there are different types of depression. Each of these depression types will manifest themselves in the person in completely different forms. Currently there are some well documented types of depression that various people in the world are afflicted with. Also each of the depression disorders […]


The Importance Of Recognizing Bipolar Symptoms

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Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disease has severe effects on the life of the sufferer as well as those people closest to them. The patients need almost everybody’s attention. They need it from their psychiatrist, physicians, close friends, and supportive networks. There are approximately 2 million Americans who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder. But […]


Different Types Of Mood Disorders

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Mood disorder has become a bit of a generic term when discussing mental health. A person with any sort of emotional or psychological difficulty — generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, etc. — may be described as having a “mood disorder”. But in reality, the term mood disorder refers to one of two specific conditions: […]


Bipolar Disorder And The Symptoms

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Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression. Bipolar disorder is a psychological disorder that effects a person’s mood. The mood swings are very extreme with a manic (high elation) phase and a very deep depressive phase. There is estimated to effect approximately 1% of the adult population. There is also evidence that shows that […]


Getting Help For Your Bipolar Disorder And Your Fears

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It is not easy to deal with your bipolar disorder and your fears. The first step anyone should do is to talk to a professional. Getting help from a counselor or other professional is very important and can provide you with much help and insights in dealing with your current problem. In the meantime, here […]


Can Depression Be A Sign Of Something More

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Have you taken more than one antidepressant but are still feeling depressed? Are you frustrated that your depression keeps coming back? You are not alone. Many people are first told that they have depression or anxiety when, in fact, they actually have a different medical condition. Of these people, one in two will first be […]