Ten Tips for People Coping with Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar disorder, or manic depression, affects a multitude of people every year in devastating ways. Bipolar disorder consists of alternating moods expressed in manic and depressive episodes. There are several different types of bipolar disorder, which include bipolar I, bipolar II, cyclothymia, and others (“Bipolar Disorder Guide”). In mania, a person may have an unusual…


Team Approach to Managing Pediatric Bipolar: A Team of Professionals is Essential to Success

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Successfully meeting the many challenges that a child with bipolar disorder faces on a daily basis requires the expertise of a team of professionals. This team should include a psychiatrist, child psychologist or counselor, special education specialist, school psychologist, resource specialist, teacher, and parents. At one point or another, the team may also include an…


Tardive Dyskinesia, Akathisia and Bipolar Disorder Medication

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The most effective form of treatment for bipolar disorder is usually a combination approach of therapy and medication such as antipsychotics and mood stabilisers. While almost every form of medication has some type of side-effect there are several associated with antipsychotics. Common Side-effects of Antipsychotic Medication Common side-effects associated with antipsychotics include weight gain, sedation,…


Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder: How to Recognize and Treat Manic Depression

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A relatively rare type of depression, bipolar disorder or manic depression affects about 1% of the population. Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder The “manic” in manic depression involves an exhilarating period of heightened physical and mental energy. The manic phase of bipolar disorder can last for days or even weeks, and can spin out of control…