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Diagnosis: Information about Bipolar
Disorder...what it is, the symptoms, classifications diagnosis and how
it affects individuals who have it. Read about hypomania, mania and
depression and learn how moods cycle in Bipolar Disorder. Rate your
Depression: One half of the mood disorder known as
bipolar disorder - the lower part of the mood spectrum known as depression.
Depression is often severe in bipolar disorder'
Mania and Hypermania: The upper part of the mood
spectrum. Hypomania is a milder elevated mood while mania can be very
severe often requiring hospitalization.
Articles: Various Articles about Bipolar Disorder
Concurrent Disorders: Articles about some of the
many disorders that can occur concurrently with bipolar disorder
Tracking Moods: Keeping a record of moodswings is
useful for both you and your doctor
Women and Bipolar Disorder: Articles in this
section are of particular interest to women
As with any long term illness
a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder is not easy to accept or live with.
Here you will find articles to help you learn to cope. Stress is
not a cause of Bipolar Disorder but it can initiate an episode. Learn
skills to deal with the stress in your life and help avoid repeated episodes
of illness. Read articles about self esteem, an important issue for
many individuals with Bipolar Disorder.
A family member has been
diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Learn more about it here and what
you might do to help
Bipolar Children: Bipolar
Disorder is being diagnosed more and more in children, often at a young age, and
in adolescents. Articles in this section deal with Bipolar Disorder in
children and the parents who have to cope with it.
Dual Diagnosis: The concurrent
diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol or/and Drug Addiction. Articles
and Stories in this new area being added to frequently.
articles on the history of mental illness.