Category archives for: Bipolar Disorder

The Bipolar Love-Child Quiz: Who are your parents?

Ok so Im not a love-child. You know: the product of two people who loved each other but werent married and usually want to keep their identities a secret. An out-dated term but one I find can is a pretty cool self-assessment tool. Seriously, even and actually especially if youre not a love-child. When Im […]

Are These Mood Swings or Do I Need Bipolar Disorder Treatment?

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Bipolar disorder treatment is very effective for clients of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a serious mental health disorder entailing far more than mood swings. It is characterized by extreme mania alternating with depression. Individuals suffering from this disorder left untreated are at risk for suicide. Learn the signs and symptoms of the disorder in […]

Researchers Encourage Metabolic Syndrome Screening For Bipolar Disorder Patients

Individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder,particularly older males and those receiving atypical antipsychotic treatment, may benefit from systematic screening for metabolic syndrome, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. The researchers from Hpital La Salptriere, France, observed that 18.5% of 654 bipolar disorder patients included in the study had the metabolic syndrome. […]

Filing for Social Security Based on Mental Disorders

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According to the United States Social Security Administration (SSA), individuals diagnosed with certain mental disorders are eligible to receive social security disability benefits. For those who suffer with mental health issues, this income can provide a degree of relief in an otherwise difficult situation by aiding the recipient financially while their focus is on treatment. […]

Mood Disorders and Addiction

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By Arturo C. Taca, Jr., MD Diplomate-American Board of Addiction Medicine Diplomate-American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Medical Director- INSynergy Mood disorders such as depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, are so tightly connected to addictive behaviors that its difficult to treat one alone and have success with the other. When the mood improves, the addiction […]

Bipolar disorder & the creative mind

(CNN) The suicide death of Robin Williams has generated interest in the relationship between creativity and depression. No one knows the nature of Mr. Williams problems (added to them today was the revelation that he was suffering with early stage Parkinsons disease), but the possibility of a link between madness and creativity is ancient and […]

Getting Help for Depression

In any given year, 1 in 10 adults in the U.S. are affected by depression. Depression is a brain disorder that affects how you feel, think, and act. People with depressive illnesses do not all experience the same symptoms. The severity, frequency, and duration of symptoms vary depending on the individual and his or her […]

Listening to Bipolar Disorder: Smartphone App Detects Mood Swings via Voice Analysis

A smartphone app that monitors subtle qualities of a person’s voice during everyday phone conversations shows promise for detecting early signs of mood changes in people with bipolar disorder. While the app still needs much testing before widespread use, early results from a small group of patients show its potential to monitor moods while protecting […]

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