Zoloft is a drug doctors sometimes use for the treatment of bipolar disorder, alongside others. Some side effects include nausea, diarrhea, and indigestion. Learn more about Zoloft and bipolar here.
Mania and hypomania are periods when a person feels unusually elated or energized. They are often symptoms of different types of bipolar disorder. In this article, we discuss the similarities and differences between mania and hypomania.
To receive a bipolar disorder diagnosis, a person must have a manic episode, a depressive episode, or both. Specific types have specific diagnostic criteria. Learn more about bipolar diagnosis here.
Many people with bipolar disorder find that some symptoms can lead to risky sexual behavior and difficulties in relationships. Here, learn about management strategies and more.
People with bipolar disorder can experience episodes of depression. They can manage these symptoms with medication, therapy, and other treatments. Learn more here.
Bipolar disorder and ADHD share some symptoms, but their treatments are different. In this article, we discuss diagnosis and how to tell the two conditions apart.
The symptoms of mania in bipolar disorder include high energy levels, euphoria, and elevated self-esteem. Learn more about bipolar mania symptoms here.
Having a parent with bipolar disorder can pose challenges, such as recognizing when they are experiencing a manic or depressive episode. Learn more about dealing with a parent with bipolar disorder here.
Symptoms of bipolar disorder include periods of mania and depression. Learn more about the potential signs of bipolar disorder, and when to see a doctor for a diagnosis, here.
Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia have some similarities, but there are key differences. Diagnosis and treatment options vary. Here, learn more about the two conditions and when to see a doctor.
If a person has a close relative with bipolar disorder, there is a higher chance of them developing it. Learn more about the links between genetics and bipolar disorder here.
There are five categories of bipolar disorder. Bipolar I and II occur most frequently, while other types are less common. Learn more about the classifications of bipolar disorder here.
There is a variety of medications that can help manage bipolar disorder, including mood-stabilizers, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants. Learn more about these and other drugs in this article.
Bipolar disorder causes alterations in mood, leading to depressive and manic or hypomanic episodes. These changes in mood can sometimes put stress on a relationship. Learn how best to navigate a relationship in which one partner has bipolar disorder.
Although borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder share some similar symptoms, they are different conditions. One affects a person’s mood, while the other affects a person’s sense of self and their relationships with others. Learn more about the differences in symptoms and treatment here.
Although ADHD and bipolar disorder can share some symptoms, they are different conditions, and a person can have both of them. Learn about the differences and how doctors diagnose bipolar and ADHD.
Some people with bipolar disorder experience irritability leading to anger, even though anger is not a typical symptom. Learn about why these complications occur and what to do about them here.
Bipolar disorder usually develops in a person’s late teens or early adult years. It may be more difficult to diagnose bipolar in teens because of normal mood changes during puberty. In this article, we look at the signs, causes, and treatment of bipolar in teens.
Bipolar disorder is a long-term mental health condition. Although there is currently no cure, there are many treatments available that can reduce symptoms. Learn more here.
Three common drugs typically prescribed for cardiovascular problems or diabetes could also help fight the symptoms of severe mental health conditions.
Bipolar is a mental disorder that is characterized by serious mood swings - alternating with highs (what clinicians call "mania") and lows (also known as depression). The periods of mania and depression vary from person to person and are often so extreme that they interfere with daily life. Fortunately, there are several options for treating bipolar disorder that can control the effects of an episode and help someone with the disorder live life as normally as possible.Subscribe to Medical News feed