However, stringent regulations and side-effects of anticonvulsants hamper the growth of global bipolar
The status of stigma as the battle continues to bring bipolar
disorder out of the shadows a decade after bp Magazine debuted.
Also since these depressed or anxious family members usually appear in psychiatrists' offices in their caregiver roles for their relatives with bipolar
disorder, their psychiatric disability is often either unappreciated or unnoticed by clinicians (Bipolar
Briggs is program assistant at the Family Center for Bipolar
is often misdiagnosed as depression because sufferers are more likely to visit their GP when they feel down than when they are in a high mood.
We know that bipolar
is primarily a biological illness with a strong genetic influence but triggers are yet to be understood.
The IMPACT of Bipolar
Study found that a significant number of participants become more pessimistic about their future after diagnosis which can have a dramatic affect on their sense of wellbeing.
involves extreme swings in mood, ranging from extreme depression to mania.
The first-ever Bipolar
Scotland Week is taking place in a bid to build on that publicity.
affective disorder is a serious, recurrent disorder of mood characterized by episodes of major depression which alternate with episodes of mania or hypomania (hypomania is a less severe form of mania) (1).
Children in families where both parents had bipolar
disorder were more likely to develop the illness than those with one bipolar
Further research needs to examine how physicians decide that a child's emotional travails qualify as bipolar
disorder and how often youngsters with other mental disorders get misclassified as bipolar
, the investigators suggest.