Daily Archives: February 20, 2014

Sub-Types of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is divided into several subtypes. Each has a different pattern of symptoms. Types of bipolar disorder include: •Bipolar I disorder. Mood swings with bipolar I cause significant difficulty in your job, school or relationships. Manic episodes can be … Continue reading

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Do all Bipolar medications cause weight gain

Bipolar disorder can be treated with a number of medications. Some of these medications can increase your appetite or cause changes in metabolism leading to weight gain. Whether a certain medication will cause weight gain or other side effects varies … Continue reading

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Bipolar in children is it possible

Bipolar disorder in children is possible. It’s most often diagnosed in older children and teenagers, but bipolar disorder can occur in children of any age. As in adults, bipolar disorder in children can cause mood swings from the highs of … Continue reading

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Factors that may increase the risk of Bipolar Disorder

Factors that may increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder include: •Having blood relatives such as a parent or sibling with bipolar disorder •Periods of high stress •Drug or alcohol abuse •Major life changes, such as the death of a … Continue reading

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Some causes of Bipolar Disorder

The exact cause of bipolar disorder is unknown, but several factors seem to be involved in causing and triggering bipolar episodes: •Biological differences. People with bipolar disorder appear to have physical changes in their brains. The significance of these changes … Continue reading

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Bipolar & Depressive Symptoms

Bipolar disorder is divided into several subtypes. Each has a different pattern of symptoms. Types of bipolar disorder include: •Bipolar I disorder. Mood swings with bipolar I cause significant difficulty in your job, school or relationships. Manic episodes can be … Continue reading

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Is there a connection with Bipolar and Alcoholism

Bipolar disorder and alcoholism often occur together. Up to half the people who have bipolar disorder also struggle with alcoholism. Although the association between bipolar disorder and alcoholism isn’t clearly understood, these factors likely play a role: •Inherited traits. Genetic … Continue reading

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Living with Sleep Apnea

What Is It? Sleep apnea is a chronic condition and sleep disorder that causes breathing pauses throughout the night. These pauses can last for several seconds or minutes and can occur multiple times in an hour. Most sleep apnea patients … Continue reading

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The symptoms of Tramatic Stress “PTSD”

The Symptoms of Traumatic Stress The phenomenon of anniversary reaction is normal and human, says Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, professor of psychiatry, pharmacology and toxicology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth University, and executive director of the … Continue reading

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Is treatment for Bipolar 1 different for treatment for Bipolar 2

Bipolar treatment generally involves taking medications and going to mental health counseling (psychotherapy) — whether you have bipolar I or bipolar II. Both bipolar I and bipolar II disorders have several subtypes. The types and doses of medications prescribed are … Continue reading

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