Was formerly and is still sometimes
known by the name Manic Depressive Illness. Bipolar Disorder is
a psychiatric disorder characterized by wide moodswings from the
euphoria or agony of a manic high
to the devastation of a debilitating depression.
The treatment for Bipolar Affective
Disorder typically requires the long term use of psychiatric
medications, notably lithium carbonate, and other mood stabilizers.
One of the side effects of many
psychiatric medications is weight gain. Bipolar World addresses this
and many other topics.
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New Sleep Medication
Lunesta (eszopiclone), a new non-narcotic prescription
sleep aid from Sepracor, received FDA approval on December 15, 2004.
Lunesta represents a new treatment option for those suffering from
insomnia; Lunesta not only helps people fall asleep quickly, it helps
them sleep restfully through the night, with fewer interruptions, and
wake up refreshed and ready to start the day.
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National Depressive and Manic
Depressive Association's name has been changed to :
Depression and Bipolar
Support Alliance (DBSA)
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The Food and
Drug Administration has approved for sale an
Indianapolis pharmaceutical company's treatment for
Lilly & Co. said Symbyax should arrive in most U.S.
pharmacies in two to three weeks, the Indianapolis Star
becomes the first FDA-approved drug to treat the
depressive phase of bipolar disorder, a hard-to-treat
mental illness with debilitating mood swings ranging
from deep depression to abnormal elation.
is not a new chemical entity. It pairs two Lilly drugs,
Prozac and Zyprexa, in one pill.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has
approved Equetro (extended-release carbamazepine capsules),
previously known as SPD417, for indicated for the treatment
of acute manic and mixed episodes associated with Bipolar I
For more info