Benefits of Wellbutrin – A Quick Reference Guide

2017-12-11T09:35:17+00:00November 26th, 2015|Categories: Medications|22 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

2017-07-12T13:30:08+00:00November 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

2017-07-12T13:30:09+00:00November 15th, 2015|Categories: Treatments|7 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

2017-07-12T13:30:10+00:00November 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?

2017-07-12T13:30:12+00:00November 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.

Bipolar depression treatments

2017-07-12T13:30:12+00:00November 8th, 2015|Categories: Treatments|0 Comments

Once you realize that bipolar depression is different than other types of the illness, it will be easier to diagnose and find a treatment plan that can help bring you out of the manic lows. The sheer amount of medications that are widely advertised to treat depression are often not designed to treat your bipolar disorder, and many consumers remain confused as to why their medications are not helping to improve their condition. In this article you will find a complete guide to the commonly prescribed medications for bipolar depression along with information on why these feelings can seem like it only happens to you. Other treatment options are also included along with the common medications so you can finally begin to understand your symptoms and the best way to treat and manage them. As you start to understand your disorder you will begin to realize that there are effective treatments that can finally bring you out of your depression.

Latuda for bipolar

2017-07-20T13:22:15+00:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Medications|54 Comments

Recently making news is the FDA’s approval over a new medication that is showing promising signs of being able to effectively treat bipolar depression with very few of the side effects commonly associated with the other two approved treatment drugs. Originally developed by the Japanese as a treatment for schizophrenia, Latuda surprised researchers when it showed signs of also being extremely effective at treating the debilitating lows associated with bipolar depression. As this becomes the third medication approved by the FDA as a treatment for bipolar depression the excitement over its reduced side effects has many sufferers hopeful that this might be the help that they need without the risk of sudden weight gain. In this article you can find information about the possible side effects associated with this new treatment, including the fact that you will still probably experience some weight gain and how it compares against the more commonly prescribe lithium.