The ADHD Bipolar Disorder connection

December 19th, 2015|Categories: Bipolar Spectrum Disorder|0 Comments

There has been an ongoing debate and a lot of confusion regarding the similarities and differences between a bipolar and attention deficit hyperactive disorder, and it is important to state that these are different conditions and while it is possible to suffer from both it is almost impossible to diagnosis yourself without help and advice from a licensed health care professional. In this article you will find all of the information you need to help you keep ADHD and a bipolar disorder separate in your mind, even if you are constantly finding that you exhibit symptoms associated with both conditions. You will also find information that helps to explain how and why these disorders are often connected, and why the creativity that often results from the manic behavior is sometimes beneficial and at other times dangerous for your mental and physical health. The more you know about your disorder the easier it will be to find a treatment plan that works for you.

Bipolar Psychosis

December 18th, 2015|Categories: Personality, What is bipolar?|0 Comments

Even the term “psychosis” is frightening to some people, whether they are the ones being diagnosis or simply learning that someone they know might have this misunderstood condition. In this article not only will you learn that not all suffers of a bipolar disorder experience periods defined as a psychotic break, but that it also does not mean that a person is automatically hospitalized when it occurs. Not only will you learn the differences between schizophrenia and the delusions and hallucinations associated with a bipolar disorder, but also how to recognize the warning signs and the best ways to minimize the embarrassing and debilitating effects of a psychotic break. The more you are able to learn and understand how a bipolar psychosis can affect your life and that of those around you, the easier it will be for you to find the right medication and treatment plan to keep you safe.

Bipolar symptoms

December 1st, 2015|Categories: What is bipolar?|0 Comments

It is easy to misdiagnose a bipolar disorder, especially if you are not familiar with the different types of this illness. It can mimic the signs associated with severe depression and be mistaken for a personality disorder, and some sufferers even believe that the maniac feelings may be able to enhance their creative abilities . Learning how to recognize the real symptoms associated with a bipolar illness can mean the difference between suffering in silence and getting the help you need to start feeling better, along with helping you realize that this disorder can be dangerous to your health. This article will explain the psychological effects and physical symptoms that can also develop that can include feelings of depression, anger, and manic excitement, along with memory loss and even diabetes. With your physical and emotional health at risk if your bipolar illness is not properly diagnosed, it only makes sense that you would want to familiarize yourself with the symptoms.

Benefits of Wellbutrin – A Quick Reference Guide

November 26th, 2015|Categories: Medications|0 Comments

Many people who are suffering from a bipolar disorder, especially those who exhibit signs of manic behaviors are finding relief in a medication commonly known as Wellbutrin. It is commonly prescribed in addition to other medications in an effort to help patients manage their behaviors and it is showing to be particularly effective at helping bipolar sufferers who also have a gambling addiction. In this article you will find all of the information you need concerning this mood stabilizer and how it can help you manage your symptoms and lead a full happy life, without worrying unnecessarily about sudden weight gain or a loss of your sex drive. Sudden weight gain and a loss of sexual desire are the two most common reasons why patients stop taking their mood stabilizing medications and the simple fact that Wellbutrin does not seem to have these side effects may make it an effective treatment option for you.

Drew Barrymore and bipolar disorder

November 17th, 2015|Categories: Famous People|0 Comments

Since her debut in the international blockbuster film E.T. and thanks in part to her famous family the world has been fascinated with Drew Barrymore since she first appeared on screen when she was seven years old. Throughout her late teenage and young adult years the world has watch in stunned disbelief as she went through drug and alcohol abuse problems along with two failed marriages that hardly lasted long enough for the ink to dry on the paper, let alone the fact that one ceremony was performed in a bar by psychic who really should have known better. While this impulsive behavior coupled with her famous family may seem like the perfect example of a bipolar disorder but what many readers do not know is that she doesn’t medicate which makes it unlikely that this is her diagnosis. What this article shows you is that not all impulsive behaviors necessarily indicate a bipolar disorder and it is easy to misdiagnose yourself without seeking a second opinion from your health care adviser.

Treatment resistant bipolar disorder

November 15th, 2015|Categories: Treatments|0 Comments

A non medical term that keeps popping up when bipolar disorders and treatments are being discussed refers to a patient’s difficult in responding to the plan laid out by their health care adviser, and studies seem to suggest that this problem is becoming more common. This can lead to an increase in the number of manic events, along with making the patient feel like there will never be an improvement in their symptoms, which can lead to even more incidents involving depression and extreme feelings of euphoria. This article will cover the different treatment options, along with some that are considered alternative in an effort to help you find a plan that works for you. Along with helping you to understand your bipolar condition and why certain treatments and medications aren’t able to relieve your symptoms, it will also cover the criteria for this illness to ensure that your resistance isn’t caused by a misdiagnosis.

Types of bipolar disorder

November 15th, 2015|Categories: Bipolar Spectrum Disorder|0 Comments

While type 1 and type 2 bipolar disorders have been discussed, along with the mood spectrum and the effects it can have on your life and relationships, this actually does not cover all of the possible mental health conditions that can include periods of mania and depression. Researchers are now considering adding a third type to the list of possible diagnosis’, and the confusion that can result when you are trying to decide which type you have can actually trigger a manic episode. In this article you will find the information you need to help narrower down your possible bipolar condition, along with concise definitions and explanations that are easy to understand without a medical degree. It is important to remember to never try and self diagnosis, and to always see a licensed health care professional for a second opinion and to help you work out a successful treatment plan.

Who discovered lithium?

November 10th, 2015|Categories: Lithium|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered who discovered lithium and how it was determined that this mineral had medicinal and practical applications, along with the fact that it was an Australian health care professional who suddenly realized that this versatile mineral could also be used to calm many of the symptoms associated with a bipolar disorder? If these and other questions have been rattling around in your brain concerning lithium and why it is one of the most effective and common treatments for bipolar disorders this article was written with you in mind. Along with the rich and detailed history of this medication you can also follow the slow progress of the drug from the second century B.C. up to its introduction in American, and as you learn more about lithium and its early beginnings you will also find it easier to understand how it can help you manage and control your symptoms.

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