While no one wishes a mental disorder on anyone whether they are a famous celebrity or not, sometimes it can help you deal with your own bipolar condition when you know that today’s stars are not immune to the same problems you face. Learning that bipolar disorders can affect anyone regardless of their status can help you better accept your own diagnosis and prevent you from feeling persecuted and singled out simply because of have issues with your mental health. In this article you can read snippets about famous people and the struggles and trials they went through to find a treatment plan that worked for them, along with finding inspiration that there are remedies that can also help you lead a successful and productive life that is free from manic behavior. While your experiences and symptoms will probably be different from a celebrity’s, it’s always nice to know that you are not the only one who has been diagnosed with this disease.
If you have never heard of an “off label” medication that is being used to treat a bipolar disorder you are not alone, and it simply refers to a drug that is not approved by the FDA to use with your particular problem. While this is not uncommon and many of the medications used to treat a bipolar disorder were actually created to help sufferers of other mental health issues, it should be noted that Topamax is different from these other drugs. Not only is it not approved for use with a bipolar disorder, it also includes a long list of potential side effects that can actually create new health problems which could become possibly life threatening. In this article you will learn all of the facts regarding this controversial form of treatment, along with the main reason why it has been steadily gaining in popularity so you will be better equipped to find a safe and reliable medication that works for you.
Before you start testing yourself for a bipolar disorder it is important to remember that a positive result only indicates that there is a possibility that you might have the illness, and it should always be followed up by a visit to a health care professional. Preconceived notions and ideas about yourself and what your answers should be can make it extremely difficult to accurately diagnosis your own disorder, and different tests can yield conflicting results. This is not to say that self-testing is not helpful, and many health care experts recommend screening yourself if you feel like you might be experiencing manic mood swings, only make sure that you also visit a clinic regardless of your results. This article includes tests that will help you screen yourself for a bipolar disorder and the included questions can also make it easier for you to understand and deal with the manic highs and lows that are a part of this condition.
One of the biggest misconceptions concerning a bipolar illness is its tendency to be mistaken for a personality disorder, which leads to miss diagnosis and poor treatment plans. Confusing the manic mood swings with a personality disorder also shows a limited understanding of the illness, along with how society has latched onto the term “bipolar” to describe any number or weird or annoying personality traits. Learning that a borderline personality disorder is marked by a pattern of behaviors and emotional responses that have developed over an extended period of time while a bipolar illness usually begins to appear in adults after puberty, and is characterized by sudden mood swings is one of the first steps towards education and the right treatment plan. In the following article you will find all of the facts concerning the differences between a bipolar and personality disorder clearly explained so you can start experiencing life without the manic highs and lows.
Fish oil is already used to improve the health of your heart and reduce the risk of developing type 1 diabetes, but not many people know that it can also help treat and minimize your symptoms associated with a bipolar disorder. Ongoing studies are starting to show the fish oil and omega 3 fatty acids can do more than improve the health of the cardiovascular system, along with helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles it can also help stabilize your manic mood swings. In this article you will learn the facts behind this natural cure that has been used by certain cultures for centuries, as well as the risks associated with its use. While it is important to remember to always speak with a health care professional before starting any new treatment plan, it is nice to know that there might be a natural way to manage your bipolar symptoms.
Lithium is one of the most recognizable names when you are discussing proven medications used to treat the symptoms associated with a bipolar disorder, and even though it is 3 times more effective at preventing suicides caused by manic depression it is actually being prescribed less frequently by health care providers. This alarming trend in the decreased usage of this proven medication is covered in this article, along with an inspirational story detailing how lithium help save the author’s life. While it should be made clear that this standard medication is not right for all symptoms associated with a bipolar disorder, it is important that you are well aware of all of your treatment options. The information in this article can help educate you about the risks associated with lithium, along with the recommended dosages and its general composition in an effort to help you find the best treatment available.
Some people may find the term “soft bipolar” offensive and inaccurate when it is used to describe their bipolar symptoms even though it is simply used to help differentiate between type 2 and 1 bipolar disorders. Used to describe a type 2 bipolar disorder the term simply refers to the feelings of depression that are not characterized by a manic episode commonly experienced by someone who is suffering from a type one disorder. In this article you will finally be able to start to understand the differences between type one and two bipolar disorders and the included lists will give you some added help in trying to decide which condition affects you. While it should be noted that it is difficult to diagnose the type of bipolar disorder you are suffering from and that it is imperative that you seek a second opinion from a health care professional there is nothing wrong with wanting to understand your illness.