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How Does Bipolar Disorder Affect Daily Life?

How does bipolar disorder affect daily life

Bipolar disorder affects an estimated four percent of adults in the US alone, and millions more worldwide. Yet despite its prevalence, bipolar disorder continues to be one of the most misunderstood mental health conditions, and one of the most heavily stigmatized. For example, for those who don’t have the disorder, they may be wondering, “How…

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Bipolar Disorder and Depression: What’s the Difference?

Bipolar disorder and depression: What's the difference?

Almost 10 percent of Americans struggle with mood disorders like bipolar disorder and depression. These are conditions that primarily affect a person’s mood, which is their general emotional state over a period of time. Wherein something like anger would be a specific emotion, a mood can be understood as a baseline of feeling over time.…

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The Difference Between Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorder

Difference between bipolar and borderline personality disorder

Bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder are two different mental health conditions from different groups of mental health diagnoses, with different diagnostic criteria. However, despite the difference between bipolar and borderline personality disorder, there is a lot of overlap between the two conditions, especially with regards to how they affect mood and behavior. Some experts say BPD is on…

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What is Bipolar Depression? Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

What is bipolar depression

What is bipolar depression or bipolar disorder? It is a mood disorder characterized by episodic symptoms of depression (low mood) and mania (high mood). In both cases, these episodes are debilitating, with symptoms ranging from lack of joy and loss of motivation to illusions of grandeur, restlessness, and extreme irritability. Bipolar disorder affects roughly 2.2…

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The Most Effective Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Psychologist talking about the most effective treatment for bipolar disorder with a patient

The most effective treatment for bipolar disorder can differ from other mood disorders. Bipolar disorder is characterized by shifts in mood between a manic and neutral, or manic, neutral, and depressed state. On the other hand, most mood disorders are characterized primarily by symptoms of depression, or low mood. And while treatment for most mood disorders involves…

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