Tuesday, November 22, 2011

About Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar I and II - What's the Difference?

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From Marcia Purse, your Guide to Bipolar Disorder
The average person probably doesn't know that there is more than one form of bipolar disorder. The article below clarifies the similarities and differences between Bipolar 1 and Bipolar 2, the two best-known forms are (the third is Cyclothymia).

Bipolar I and II - What's the Difference?
The differences between Bipolar 1 and 2, as far as diagnosis goes, aren't as great as you might think. Here's a summary, illustrated by two characters, Robert (bipolar 1) and Hank (bipolar 2), to illustrate.
See More About:  bipolar 1  bipolar 2  mania

What Is Dysphoria?
Dysphoria is a very misunderstood term, and dictionary definitions don't help. This article takes a look at the confusion and what dysphoria really means in terms of bipolar disorder.
See More About:  dysphoria  depression  mania

Family Doesn't Listen? Maybe They Can't
Many of us find that when we describe a bipolar experience to a family member, he or she changes the subject or answers in a way that proves total lack of understanding. It's happened to me. But why?

My Bipolar Journal: Taking Stock
Moving forward through my online journal, it's now 12 weeks since I was diagnosed bipolar. As you read last week, I'm feeling really creative but really grumpy. So I put it all together and then presented the situation to my psychiatrist.


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