Tuesday, February 7, 2012

About Bipolar Disorder: Cyclothymia, Schizoaffective Disorder and More

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From Marcia Purse, your Guide to Bipolar Disorder
Do you have questions or concerns about your bipolar disorder, or a friend or loved one who has it? Post in my forum or on Facebook.

Cyclothymia is a Bipolar Disorder
And changes are being proposed for the definition, broadening the criteria that psychiatrists can use to diagnose cyclothymia. The presence of mixed episodes would no longer be excluded from possible symptoms in the first two years, and other changes may also be made. Read more...

Highly Sensitive to Noise?
One of our most popular blogs includes a forum post from Jane, who is being subjected to terrible noise from neighbors. I understand this - in fact, one of the criteria I used when searching for a new house on a lake was that the lake be "no motors allowed." (I found it, too.) Have a comment? Read more...

Schizoaffective Disorder - A Difficult Diagnosis
Misunderstood and tough to diagnose, schizoaffective disorder is one of several conditions that can include both symptoms of schizophrenia and those of bipolar disorder. See what makes it a problem diagnosis, and why that doesn't necessarily matter. Read more...

My Bipolar Journal: Major Mood Improvement
This is a very happy entry in my journal - but it's kind of sad to look back on. The medication that made me feel SO much better was later withdrawn from the market because it was found to cause liver problems. Still, it's interesting to see how quickly I bounced from severe depression to signs of hypomania.


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