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Learn the Behaviors and Warning Signs of...
Behaviors and symptoms that are warning signs of bipolar disorder in adults and children. Also: information on diagnosing bipolar disorder and treatment options for people with bipolar.
Why Should I Suspect Someone is a Sociopath?
In common usage, a sociopath is a person without a conscience, often a criminal, often violent. However, this image is an extreme. More...
What's the Difference Between Bipolar I and...
The main difference between bipolar 1 and 2 disorders is the presence of mania. Come explore the differences between these disorders in depth.
Could Your Child Be Bipolar? Check Out the...
The symptoms of bipolar disorder in children are not the same as adult symptoms. Here is a list of common bipolar symptoms in children.
How to Recognize a Manic or Hypomanic Episode
Here's what you need to watch for that may signal someone you know is starting into or having a bipolar manic or hypomanic episode.
Here's What You Need to Know About Bipolar...
Why do you get bipolar disorder? What are bipolar I and bipolar II, and what are mania, hypomania and bipolar depression? Answers can be found here.
What Are the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder in...
Bipolar disorder affects as many women as men. Here's how some symptoms may appear in women during mania and hypomania, bipolar depression, and mixed episodes.
The History Behind Ben Stiller's Bipolar Disorder
Ben Stiller - best known for There's Something About Mary - is frank about having bipolar disorder. His parents - Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara - have also talked about being in therapy for depression.
Everything You Need to Know About Bipolar 1...
Here is a brief but easy-to-understand definition of bipolar I disorder - the most severe kind of manic depression. Bipolar I disorder is also known as bipolar 1 and bipolar type 1. The article also covers how bipolar 1 is diagnosed.
The Warning Signs of Bipolar Mania
In bipolar disorder, the symptoms of mania and hypomania can include everything from abnormally high moods to grandiose thinking, and from being energetic on very little sleep to hypersexuality.This article lists bipolar hypomanic and manic symptoms.
12 Things You Need to Know About Zoloft...
Important information about the antidepressant sertraline - brand name Zoloft - including side effects, overdose symptoms, drug interactions and more.
6 Red Flag Signs You Might Be Depressed
Depression is considered one of the primary symptoms of bipolar disorder. However, it is actually a set of symptoms characteristic of one aspect of bipolar disorder. An episode of depression, as it relates to bipolar disorder, is the downswing in a mood cycle. An episode of depression is very debilitating often leaving the sufferer completely dysfunctional. It is an extreme emotional state that impairs daily living so it is important to be familiar with the warning signs of depression.
What Are the Possible Causes of Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder can be devastating if not controlled. This article presents what researchers now consider to be the most likely causes of bipolar disorder.
Flight of Ideas - Symptom of Bipolar and...
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Can You Get a Rash from Lamictal?
Lamictal - generic lamotrigine - prescribed for epilepsy and as a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder - can cause serious, even life-threatening rashes.
What Is Bipolar Hypomania? How Is It Diagnosed?
Hypomania in bipolar disorder: excessive energy, little need for sleep, exhilaration, irritability, excitement or aggression, and other symptoms.
Are You Having Racing Thoughts? Here’s...
When a bipolar person has racing thoughts, it doesn't mean he or she is just thinking quickly. Racing thoughts can be very uncomfortable and disturbing.
Everything You Need to Know About Lithium...
When someone takes too much lithium, a drug most often used as a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder, lithium toxicity can result and be dangerous.
Bipolar disorder medications A to Z
An alphabetical menu of links to information on some of the drugs most commonly prescribed in the treatment of Bipolar Disorder.
What Is Bipolar Disorder?
Textbook definitions of bipolar disorder may not be very enlightening. Here we begin our definition of manic depression in easy to understand language.
What Is Mania in Bipolar Disorder? How Is it...
Bipolar mania is characterized by excessive energy plus such symptoms as rapid speech, extravagant behavior, extreme irritability, hallucinations, etc.
Are You Suffering From Paranoia?
Here is a brief but comprehensive definition of paranoia, which may be present in bipolar disorder or schizophrenia as well as several other mental illnesses. Paranoia is a psychotic symptom.
Everything You Need to Know About Dysphoria
Dysphoria is an elusive term at best - the dictionary definition does not make it clear at all. Here dysphoria is defined as it relates to bipolar disorder.
How Is Bipolar Disorder Diagnosed?
Diagnosing bipolar disorder is not as easy as diagnosing a cold or even diabetes. It takes time and careful analysis of the patient's mental, medical and family history.
Can You Qualify for Disability if You Have...
Can those with bipolar disorder qualify for disability from the U.S. Social Security Administration? Learn about your access to Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income if you have bipolar disorder.
What Is Pressured Speech?
Pressured speech is one of the symptoms of bipolar mania or hypomania. More...
How Toxic People Affect Your Life and How to...
Do you know someone who always makes you feel tired, angry or depressed? This person may be toxic, spreading negativity like a poison.
Grandiosity in Bipolar Disorder: Definition and...
Grandiosity is a symptom of the manic episodes of bipolar disorder which describes feelings of being superior, or more capable than you actually are.
What Are the Symptoms of Bipolar Psychosis?
Psychosis can occur in either bipolar mania or in depression. Learn about psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions and paranoia, along with the mental illnesses where psychosis is most common.
Is it Bipolar Disorder or Schizophrenia?
Though there are some similarities between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, the symptoms doctors look at for diagnosis are quite a bit different.
Why Does Lithium Cause Weight Gain?
In common with too many other medications prescribed for manic-depressive illness, lithium does cause weight gain. Here are some theories why.
What Happens When You Are Bipolar and...
Hypersexuality can be a symptom of the manic phase of bipolar disorder. If it escalates into an obsession the person may develop a sexual addiction.
Everything You Need to Know About Bipolar II...
In Bipolar 2 disorder, also known as Bipolar II, the 'high' mood is less severe than the mania of Bipolar 1 and is called hypomania. Many of the symptoms of Bipolar 2 are the same as those of Bipolar 1, but there are some key differences between the two illnesses.
What Are the Types of Depression Medications?
This article lists the various types of depression medications and the drugs that are included in each type.
What Is a Major Depressive Episode?
A group of symptoms such as low mood, sadness, fatigue, insomnia and indecision must be present to confirm the diagnosis of bipolar depression.
Everything You Need to Know About Cyclothymia
Cyclothymia also known (incorrectly) as cyclothymia disorder and bipolar cyclothymia is a form of bipolar disorder that many people haven't heard of.
Expansive Moods
One of the criteria for diagnosing a manic or hypomanic episode of bipolar disorder is an expansive mood, but what does that mean? Answers here.
What is Schizoaffective Disorder?
Difficult to define and difficult to diagnose, schizoaffective disorder combines elements of a mood disorder with those of schizophrenia.
Bipolar Quiz - Do I Have Hypomanic Episodes?
This quiz is an informal checklist for you to use to determine whether you're likely to have experienced, or are currently in a state of, bipolar hypomania.
What Are the Symptoms of Lamictal Withdrawal?
While there is little research regarding Lamictal withdrawal, there are common withdrawal symptom complaints by patients with bipolar disorder.
Why You Shouldn't Drink Grapefruit Juice With...
Drinking grapefruit juice can cause serious problems with your medications. Here's why, and a partial list of drugs that can be affected.
Do You Have Manic Episodes? Take This Bipolar...
This quiz is an informal checklist for you to use to determine whether you're likely to have experienced, or are currently in a state of, bipolar mania.
What Is Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder. Patients typically experience hallucinations and delusions and are often physically agitated and incoherent.
The Story Behind Jean-Claude Van Damme’s...
Martial arts actor Jean-Claude Van Damme's bipolar disorder led him into cocaine addiction and charges of spousal abuse. Here's a short biography with the details.
Clang Associations - Unusual Symptom of Bipolar...
Clang associations are psychic associations resulting from sounds, often observed in the manic phase of manic-depressive psychosis.
Psychomotor Retardation
A definition of psychomotor retardation and its relation to lethargy in bipolar disorder.
Can Your Bipolar Medication Cause Hair Loss?
Several drugs may cause hair loss or thinning hair. Here's why and what can be done about hair loss (alopecia) or thinning hair due from medications.
The Complexities Of Manic Depression
Manic depression, known as bipolar disorder, is more than mood swings. It can also feature mixed episodes, cycling, psychotic features and other issues.
Delusions - A Symptom of Psychosis - Definition
Delusions are false beliefs firmly held. Delusions are one aspect or symptom of the psychotic features of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder. More...
Ideas of Reference
Ideas of reference involve believing that casual events, remarks, and occurrences which happen in every day life illogically refer to oneself.
Psychomotor Agitation - What Is It?
Psychomotor agitation is a restlessness brought on by mental tension. Learn more about psychomotor agitation.
Psychosis - What Is It? - Definition
Psychosis is a loss of contact with reality, typically including delusions. Learn the full definition of psychosis, including how one may experience it, here.
Service Dogs for People With Bipolar Disorder
Not only can those with bipolar disorder benefit from the love of and for a pet, but they are also permitted under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Delusions of Reference - What Are They?
Delusions of reference are strongly held belief that outside events, objects, etc., have a particular significance to oneself. More ...
Euthymia in Bipolar Disorder - What is a...
Euthymia has several similar definitions. The shades of meaning, while similar, don't always make sense in the context of mood disorders. More...
Are You Having Hallucinations?
We hear jokes about hallucinations, but do you know what they really are? Hallucinations may occur in bipolar disorder and are frequent in schizophrenia. Here is a clear definition along with examples from patients.
Neurontin Side Effects
Neurontin - generic gabapentin - an anticonvulsant medication that can be used for bipolar disorder. You should be aware of potential side effects.
How Much Social Security Disability Will You...
In considering disability an important question is the value of the disability benefits that will be provided if your application is successful.
5 Types of Mood Stabilizers for Bipolar Disorder
Mood stabilizers are one of the most important groups of medications for bipolar disorder. Mood stabilizers are medications primarily used for symptoms of mania and hypomania, but some have some antidepressant effects as well. This class of medications includes lithium and several drugs originally used for seizure disorders called anticonvulsants.
Everything You Need to Know About Serotonin...
Serotonin Syndrome is a condition brought on by having too much of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the body. It is treatable, but it can be fatal.
How To Recognize Symptoms of Depression
The symptoms of depression illustrated here will help you, as well as your friends and family, spot a depressive episode when it happens.
The Story Behind the Famous Poet Sylvia...
Poet Sylvia Plath suffered from extreme bipolar depression that profoundly affected her work and ultimately led to her suicide at the age of 30.
What You Need to Know About Bipolar Depression
Have you thought the depressed phase of bipolar d/o was just like Major Depression? That could be holding you back. Find out up to date treatment here
Everything You Need to Know About Trileptal
Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) - anticonvulsant approved in the U.S. for epilepsy. It is also prescribed off-label for bipolar disorder as a mood stabilizer
What Are the Potential Side Effects of Lithium?
Lithium - known by brand names including lithobid and eskalith - is a naturally occurring element prescribed as a mood stabilizer to treat bipolar disorder.
Does Lamictal Cause Weight Gain?
A look at the effect of Lamictal (lamotrigine) on weight. Answers the question of whether Lamictal causes weight gain.
4 Physical Symptoms of Bipolar Depression
Depression doesn't just affect mind and mood - there are also physical symptoms such as unexplained aches and pains, appetite changes and more.
How to Tell if it's Depression, Bipolarism, or...
Sudden, uncontrollable crying, and sometimes laughing, characterize a little-known illness called PBA, pseudobulbar affect. A majority of patients with these and other symptoms are misdiagnosed with depression and, less often, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. Here is information on PBA and why it is confused with mental disorders.
Risk of Misery When Stopping SSRI Antidepressants
Here is a look at the causes and symptoms of SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome, which can occur when a person stops taking or reduces dosage of certain antidepressants.
What Are the Potential Side Effects of Risperdal?
Risperdal - generic name risperidone - is an atypical antipsychotic drug often prescribed for treatment of schizophrenia and the psychotic features of bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. Patients taking Risperdal or risperidone should be aware of the potential side effects.
What Is The Cure For Bipolar Disorder?
Can bipolar disorder be cured? Unfortunately the answer is no, but it can be treated. We explore this important mental health question more in the following article.
7 Ways Your Bipolar Disorder Could Be Making...
Bipolar depression symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia or sleeping too much, feeling lethargic, and decreased personal and social activities.
Medications for Bipolar Disorder - Overview
Medications are the standard treatment for bipolar disorder. Sometimes a single prescription drug is enough, but more often a combination is needed.
Can My Child Inherit My Bipolar Disorder?
If you have bipolar disorder and are considering having children, one of the questions you are probably asking yourself is whether you would pass your bipolar disorder on to a child. Studies do show that your child would be more likely to inherit bipolar disorder because you have it. This article examines the question of how likely it is that a child would inherit bipolar disorder.
The Definition Of Suicidal Ideation
Strictly speaking, suicidal ideation means thinking about suicide or wanting to take one's own life. But the term suicidal ideation is often used more broadly.
Can Your Bipolar Disorder Impact Your Sex Life?
The impact of bipolar disorder on sex can be frustrating or even devastating to self-esteem and relationships. The mood swings and the complications of treatment far too often push these normal tensions to extreme behavior and dysfunction. Mania often leads to hypersexuality and for some, sex addictions. Depression and medication side effects can kill libido bringing sex to a grinding halt. So what is a person to do?
5 Ways to Diagnose Bipolar II Disorder
There are five check-points a doctor will review with you for diagnosing bipolar II disorder as per the criteria found in the DSM-IV.
What You Need to Know About Lamictal
Lamictal - generic lamotrigine - is an anticonvulsant epilepsy medication approved for use as a mood stabilizer in the treatment of bipolar disorder.
5 Requirements to Qualify for Disability
The Social Security Administration has a formula consisting of five basic steps for determining if an individual is considered disabled.
How To Apply For Disability
Beginning your application for disability is easy and you should begin this process as soon as possible due to the lengthy processing time.
Cyclothymia / Cyclothymic Disorder - New...
Cyclothymia, a mood disorder related to bipolar disorder, is a less severe condition that can still cause considerable distress and impaired functioning.
Actress Margot Kidder and Her Bipolar Disorder
Canadian-born actress Margot Kidder may have had bipolar disorder since her early teens. She says she now controls her illness with alternative medicine.
Experiences With ECT - Electroconvulsive Therapy
Has your doctor prescribed treatment with ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) for manic depression? Are you considering it? Read what others have to say!
What is the DSM-5? Diagnostic and Statistical...
A look at the new edition (2013) of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, called the DSM-5, including some of the controversies.
Charley Pride - Country Singer Has Bipolar...
Charley Pride was one of the first black country-western singers to overcome racial bias and bipolar disorder and have a highly successful career.
Everything You Need to Know About Topamax/Topir...
Topamax - generic topiramate - is an anticonvulsant used to treat epilepsy, migraine headaches, and is often prescribed off-label for bipolar disorder.
What Are the Potential Side Effects of...
While Lamictal is generally a safe and well-tolerated medication, some side effects are serious or even life threatening.
What Causes Bipolar Disorder?
In Lesson 2 of Bipolar for Beginners, we take a look at what scientists believe are the causes - genetic, physical and psychological - of bipolar disorder.
What Is Schizoaffective Disorder?
Schizoaffective disorder is a complex mental illness where a patient experiences symptoms of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia separately. More...
Should You Take Zoloft for Bipolar Disorder?
A compact look at Zoloft medication - generic sertraline hydrochloride - an SSRI antidepressant approved for use in treating depression, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, PMDD and social anxiety disorder. Zoloft medication may also be prescribed for the depressive side of bipolar disorder.
Bipolar Depression and Preoccupation With Death
Concluding a 6-part series on the symptoms of bipolar depression, this article focuses on thoughts of death, suicidal ideation, and feeling dead or detached.
What Are the Warning Signs of Suicide?
These red flags are the warning signs that a person may be planning suicide. People with bipolar disorder or manic depression often exhibit suicidal behavior.
What Is a Sociopath? 3 Frightening Examples
Ted Bundy, Josef Mengele and Diazien Hossencofft are all sociopaths who became infamous because of their crimes.
How Long Will It Take to Get Disability Benefits?
To get disability benefits your medical condition(s) must have lasted, or be expected to last, at least one year or be expected to result in your death.
Difficult Moods in Bipolar Depression
Bipolar depression is complicated. In part 4 of a 6-part series we look at moods that include indifference, irritability, pessimism, anger and others.
A Lifeline: Knowing When to Call the Psychiatri...
In Treatment For Bipolar Disorder, Sometimes Attending Appointments and Taking Meds Still Isn't Enough: Some Tips on When to Phone the Doc for Extra Help
Do Nightmares and Night Terrors Occur in...
Nightmares and night terrors are more commonly experienced by people with bipolar disorder than by others. Children are especially prone to night terrors. Page 2.
Dystonia - Possible Side Effect of Antipsychoti...
Dystonia - a movement disorder that causes abnormal movements or postures - can be a side effect of certain psychiatric medications. More...
Religious Factors in Bipolar Disorder
One of the challenges in treatment is determining where the line is between supportive spirituality and harmful delusions.
What Is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and What...
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a severe inflammatory eruption of the skin and mucous membranes that may occur as a result of treatment with Lamictal (lamotrigine). More ...
The Dangers Of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
Stevens-Johnson syndrome may be caused by the drug Lamictal (lamotrigine), which is used to treat epilepsy and as a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder.
4 Changes in Cognitive Skills in Bipolar...
Depression can have a profound effect on cognitive skills like concentration, memory, organization and decision-making, which can seriously impair behavior.
What Is An Episode?
: What Is An Episode? Wherever you see something written about bipolar disorder, you will encounter mentions
Why Can't I Accept My Diagnosis?
Many people with bipolar disorder cannot accept their diagnosis. They just do not believe they have the disorder. Some may think the doctor is simply wrong. Others may blame stressful life events or a less severe condition. Are they being stubborn? Are they in denial? Perhaps they have a physical condition known as anosognosia.
How to Stop Taking SSRI Antidepressants Safely
SSRI discontinuation syndrome is a danger when you reduce the dosage of or stop taking an SSRI antidepressant such as Paxil or Lexapro.
Should You Take Celexa for Depression?
This article covers Celexa, a medication used to treat depression, including precautions and warnings, and information regarding pregnancy and Celexa.
Atypical Antipsychotics - What Are They?
Atypical antipsychotics are the newer class of medications designed to control psychotic symptoms of disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
10 Things Not to Say to Someone With Bipolar...
People say the most infuriating things to those who have bipolar. Here are 10 common comments that are never helpful and are almost guaranteed to annoy.
The Story Behind Rapper DMX and Bipolar Disorder
DMX, born Earl Simmons, one of hip-hop's most beloved and influential heroes, admitted to having bipolar disorder, then denied it, then confirmed it.
Hyponatremia - Definition and Symptoms
Hyponatremia is a low concentration of sodium in the blood. It can occur as a side effect of some medications that are used to treat bipolar disorder. More...
Medication Half-Life - What Does It Mean to You?
In laymen's terms, a medication's half life is the time it takes for half of the drug to be eliminated from the body. More ...
What's the Manufacturer's Recommended Dosage...
Learn about the available strengths and manufacturer's recommended dosages for Lamictal, a mood stabilizer used in patients with bipolar disorder.
What Are Mood Disorders and What Causes Them?
Mood disorders include depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, and depression, mania/hypomania or mixed symptoms due to a medical condition or substance use.
Extrapyramidal Side Effects of Antipsychotic...
Extrapyramidal side effects are a group of symptoms that can occur in persons taking antipsychotic medications. More ...
Personal Markers of Bipolar Disorder
The examples of markers provided in the DSM-IV for any one of the BP disorders are laughable in that they are too broad and unrepresentative of real life for most people who have the disorder. If we were to rewrite the DSM-IV to show clearly how the disorder presents itself in all its glory, what would we include?
Did You Know Lithium Was the First Mood...
For the last several decades, Lithium has been one of the most common medications prescribed for bipolar disorder.
Are Brain Chemistry Oddities a Sign of Bipolar...
Press Release: University of Michigan researchers finds evidence of brain chemistry abnormalities in bipolar disorder. 30% higher concentration of certain signaling cells may help explain, treat manic depression.
Amy Winehouse's Manic-Depressive Life
Amy Winehouse reportedly refused medication treatment for bipolar disorder and self-medicated instead with drugs and alcohol, leading to her tragic death.
Steroids and Bipolar Disorder
Jane Pauley's revelation that taking steroids for hives triggered previously unsuspected bipolar disorder focused public attention on the relationship between steroids and psychiatric disturbances. Here is additional information on the subject.
Mental Illness - What Does It Mean, And What...
Mental illness is a condition that affects a person's mood, behavior or thoughts in a way that is distressing or impairs functioning.
A Beginners Guide To Bipolar Disorder
Do you want to understand more about manic depression? Start here to find the accurate and honest answers you want and need.
Bipolar Disorder Special Diagnosis
This diagnosis is used to document symptoms of bipolar disorder that do not meet the requirements for a diagnosis of bipolar 1 or bipolar 2 disorder.
Is There a Medical Test for Bipolar Disorder?
Medical tests for bipolar disorder may be in our future. Several avenues of research are promising and offer hope that soon diagnosis will be easier.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder - ODD for short - is a childhood mental disorder characterized by a persistent pattern of disobedient, hostile, and defiant behavior towards authority figures. More ...
Why Did Manic Depression Become Bipolar Disorder?
Manic depression is a term commonly used for bipolar disorder. It is actually the earliest name of this disorder used as an official diagnosis. However, bipolar disorder is now the official diagnostic title for this disorder. Why did manic depression become bipolar disorder?
Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder is difficult to diagnose because there are a number of physical conditions that can have similar symptoms to bipolar disorder.
Quick Facts About Neurontin / Gabapentin
Neurontin - generic name gabapentin - is an anti-seizure medication approved to treat epilepsy and pain that remains after someone has had shingles, a disease related to chicken pox. Neurontin is also often prescribed off-label for use as a mood stabilizer for people who have bipolar disorder. This article covers basic information, warnings, common side effects, and a look at the controversy regarding the use of Neurontin in treating bipolar disorder.
Burgess Meredith - Actor
Biographical sketch of actor Burgess Meredith, whose long and distinguished career ended at his death in 1997. Meredith had cyclothymia, a form of bipolar disorder.
What Is a Mixed Episode in Bipolar Disorder?
Many researchers and patients agree that there are several types of mixed episodes that can be experienced by just about anyone with manic depression.
I Can't Hold a Job! What Do I Do?
Bipolar disorder can seriously compromise the ability to work. Extreme symptoms of this illness make it difficult for some to hold a job for very long.
Lithium Tests and Toxicity
Thyroid and kidney tests need to be run before a person starts taking lithium, and serum levels should be monitored as lithium toxicity can be dangerous.
A List of Typical Antipsychotics
Typical antipsychotics were not called that until a new generation name, atypical antipsychotics, came out. They now have different uses.
Weight Loss Drugs, Depression & Bipolar...
The weight loss drugs Belviq and Qsymia seem to offer hope to people who have gained significant weight from psychiatric medications. However, these drugs may not be a good fit for people with mood disorders such as bipolar and major depression, sleep disorders, or anxiety disorders, due to problem side effects and potentially dangerous drug interactions.
Everything You Need to Know About Depakote
Facts about Depakote - generic divalproex sodium or sodium valproate - which is used as a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder (also for epilepsy and migraine).
Definition of Somnolence
Somnolence is a state of sleepiness that can be caused by a variety of psychiatric medication treatments.
Grinding Teeth?
Do you grind your teeth or clench your jaws? Perhaps you are struggling with bruxism, which is the medical term for the usually unconscious behavior of grinding teeth. Frustration, stress, tension, anxiety, and suppressed anger are usually considered the culprits of this difficulty. However, grinding teeth can also be attributed to some medications.
Diagnosing a Child with Bipolar Disorder -...
One approach doctors use for diagnosing your child with bipolar disorder by emphasizing irritability - persistent and severe irritability.
What Are Benzodiazepine Medications Used to...
Information about the benzodiazepine family of medications, generally used to treat anxiety and related conditions, including Valium, Librium, Xanax and several others.
Tardive Dyskinesia - Are Meds Affecting Your...
Tardive dyskinesia is a movement disorder that is characterized by uncontrolled facial movements such as protruding tongue, chewing or sucking motions. More...
Real Stories: Can You Find Love With Bipolar...
What is the experience of trying to find love with bipolar disorder? What are some of the challenges? Are there any ways to make the process easier?
Connie Francis - Singer / Actress
A look at this talented singer and actress who has had a highly successful career -- and has been diagnosed as manic depressive.
Why Are There So Many Classifications of...
A brief look at the various subsets, descriptions and classifications for bipolar disorder and mood disorders - as defined in the United States and internationally.
Melancholia - Symptoms and Causes
A brief but comprehensive definition of Melancholia and its presenting features - which may be present in both major depression and bipolar disorder.
PMS and Bipolar Disorder - AWFUL!
Study results showed women whose bipolar disorder worsened during the premenstrual period had worse episodes. Readers' shared experiences support this finding!
25 Celebrities With Bipolar Disorder
A list of famous people with bipolar disorder. Some celebrities are confirmed bipolars, some are now judged historically to have been manic depressive.
Sleep and Bipolar Episodes - A Vicious Cycle
How you sleep has a great deal to do with depression and mania. Do you have a sleep disorder with your mood disorder?
Real Stories: What People With Bipolar Hate...
If you suffer from bipolar depression, you'll probably see yourself in this list of things people have trouble doing - simple things like getting dressed or taking a shower.
Actress Vivien Leigh and Manic Depression
Famed actress Vivien Leigh had manic depression which was one of the reasons her marriage to Sir Laurence Olivier failed.
What Is The DSM-IV?
Here is a brief but clear description of the DSM-IV that carries so much weight in the lives of Americans with mental illnesses.
Why It’s Difficult to Diagnose a Child...
This article outlines the several issues that make diagnosing childhood bipolar disorder especially challenging.

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