Tuesday, December 27, 2011

About Bipolar Disorder: More Than Just Manic Depression

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From Marcia Purse, your Guide to Bipolar Disorder

More Than Just Manic Depression
"manic depression" was identified at least as far back as the 2nd century AD. But bipolar disorder is more than manic depression. The spectrum of bipolar disorders encompasses a variety of symptoms that shade the range of moods between the two extremes. Read more

Mental Illness Recovery - A Personal Perspective
"Where does my mental illness end," asks Andy Behrman, "and where do I begin?" He goes on to talk about his personal answer to this question and whether there is truly such a thing as "recovery" from a mental illness. Read more

Depakote Drug Profile
Depakote is a mood stabilizer in bipolar disorder. Originally developed to treat epilepsy and other seizure disorders, it's now also approved to treat manic and mixed episodes, along with migraines. Here's in-depth information about this medication. Read more
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Diagnosis in Doubt
I'll bet almost everybody asks themselves, "Do I really have bipolar disorder?" at some point. For me, that happened 19 weeks after my diagnosis. One of the things that's changed since then: I do now own a CD player *I inherited it). Read more


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