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.
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.
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.