Bipolar disorder

What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic-depressive illness, is a disorder of the brain that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity and day to day functioning. Bipolar disorder is one of the most well known mental illnesses, falling behind only depression and schizophrenia. To the common man, bipolar disorder usually equates to too many mood swings or sudden…

5 ways to prevent a bipolar relapse

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Bipolar disorder is a mental illness, characterized by episodes of depression and mania(or just recurrent manic episodes).Β If you got here directly, read this to learn about depression and mania. Medications like antipsychotics and antidepressants are indicated in the management of acute states and mood stabilizers( lithium, valproate, lamotrigine and carbamazepine) are indicated in prophylaxis. Each…