Have you ever wondered if your over-the-counter pain aid or the dietary supplements you take for your health could interact with the medication you are taking to help manage bipolar disorder? Surprisingly, there are some items in your local pharmacy aisles and in the grocery store that could cause a problem with your prescribed bipolar […]
Are you trying to manage chronic pain and bipolar disorder? Did you know that bipolar disorder and chronic pain have been linked? Not just the emotional anguish you often feel, but actual physical pain. It’s not only the muscle aches and lethargy that often comes with depression but the pain that is reoccurring or never […]
Bipolar Disorder And Relapse Even if you take your medication consistently there is no guarantee that it will prevent a bipolar episode. Relapses will happen. This doesn’t mean that you must resign yourself to embarrassing and unpleasant hospital stays for the rest of your life. There’s hope. If you can learn how to identify those […]
Hypersensitivity can occur during bipolar depressive or manic episodes. While NOT everyone diagnosed with bipolar disorder experiences hypersensitivity, this little researched condition typically occurs during bipolar manic episodes when everything is amplified. It can mean that you find that harsh artificial lights set you on edge or odors that usually don’t bother you are forcing […]
Bipolar Disorder And Exercise Managing bipolar disorder symptoms requires commitment, hard work and medication. Even if you faithfully follow a carefully planned routine, there’s no guarantee that you won’t experience the depressive lows and manic highs. In fact, chances are you will still have to find ways to make it through the day when your […]
Vacations are usually a time to relax and take a break from your normal routine. Unfortunately, it is this change that can ruin an otherwise great trip if you’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. For some, even getting ready for a trip is enough to trigger their bipolar symptoms. When this is combined with the […]
Can you track your upcoming mood swings simply by looking at the calendar? If so, you are not alone. Seasonal changes can trigger your bipolar disorder symptoms especially during the winter and spring. According to the director of psychiatry at the University of Michigan Depression Center in Ann Arbor, patients with bipolar disorder often report […]
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.
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.