Bipolar Disorder

Understanding the little big things of bipolar disorder
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The symptoms of bipolar disorder are mostly prolonged. In some cases, patients continue to experience symptoms even after being treated for the disorder at a mental health care center. While people may be aware of its common symptoms like sudden alterations in mood and energy levels, it is also necessary to know the categories of […]


Binge eating common in men and women affected by bipolar disorder, says study
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Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic mental illness characterized by unusual shifts in mood, energy and activity levels. The disease is associated with significant social, clinical and economic burden, including higher rates of medical comorbidities, such as eating disorders – anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder (BED). While the prevalence and recurrence of […]


Patients of rheumatoid arthritis susceptible to anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder, says study
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disorder in which the body’s own cells start attacking healthy tissues near the joints. As a result, the affected person suffers from chronic inflammation and pain. Over a period, the condition could result in bone deformities and prevent an individual from carrying out routine tasks without additional help. […]


Better functional outcome in bipolar patients with dominant hyperthymic temperament, says study
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Emotions are temporary; they can come and go within minutes, but temperament is a life-long emotional disposition that is considered to be a part of one’s constitutional makeup. Nearly 20 percent of the general population is believed to embody one of the marked affective temperaments like depressive, hyperthymic, cyclothymic or anxious temperament. A person’s temperament […]


Brain training exercises may improve cognition levels in bipolar disorder patients, finds study
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Bipolar disorder is characterized by unusual shifts in mood and energy levels that can affect an individual’s ability to carry out daily activities. For roughly 5.7 million adult Americans affected by symptoms of the mental disorder every year, a recent study may provide some hope. The study suggests how subjecting bipolar disorder patients to a […]


“It’s something that I have, it’s not who I am,” Demi Lovato on being labeled as bipolar
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In 2011, after a history of self-harm and drug abuse, the “Here We Go Again” singer Demi Lovato entered rehab where she was diagnosed with bipolar depression, the depressive state of bipolar disorder (BD). Since then, the 24-year-old has been quite outspoken about how she handles the mental illness and is proudly living with it. […]


Researchers attempt to identify genes influencing depression and bipolar disorder
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Researchers at an at-home DNA-testing company, 23andMe are attempting to find out the role that genetics play in influencing attention and visual perception of those suffering from depression and bipolar disorder (BD). The company is recruiting 25,000 people in the U.S. with the goal of building upon the company’s previous findings of how genetics are […]


Rock guitarist Doug Tibbs on his battle with drugs, drinking and depression and getting sober
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“This sounds really cliché, but if I can do it, anybody can. Here I am, a living test of torturing my body, going through everything…from being a successful touring musician to being number whatever inmate at a federal penitentiary, being flat-lining, dead, at an ER – to here I am.” – Doug Tibbs A gifted […]


Bipolar patients exhibit 3 specific personality traits, says study
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Characterized by intense emotional states, bipolar disorder is a mental illness in which people experience drastic shifts in their mood and behavior. Individuals suffering from the disorder go from feeling manic or hypomanic to depression to remission in an erratic pattern. Usually starting in late adolescence or young adulthood, when left untreated, bipolar disorder can […]


Take five to save lives: One man’s miraculous suicide survival story
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As he felt himself free falling from the Golden Gate Bridge, suicidal Kevin Hines remembers saying “God, please let me live.” In 2000, at the age of 19 and suffering from bipolar disorder, Hines jumped from the bridge; he is one of only 34 people (less than 1 percent) who survived that jump. In 2014, […]


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