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The depression side of bipolar disorder

The depression side of bipolar disorder

    In my last post, I talked about the signs of bipolar mania. Today, I am going to discuss the other side of bipolar disorder which is the depressive state. Depression can be very dangerous as when you hit those low points you might feel like there is no way out and commit suicide.…

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What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Bipolar

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Bipolar

                      We all know having bipolar disorder sucks but unless you’ve lived with this disorder you really won’t understand what this mental illness is like no matter how many Wikipedia posts you read. Depression. Duh! Everyone knows people with bipolar disorder get depressed after all…

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Common triggers for bipolar disorder

Common triggers for bipolar disorder

      I know firsthand bipolar disorder is a debilitating illness which affects all aspects of your life once mania or your depressive state is triggered. Understanding these triggers and how to avoid them are the first steps in successfully in managing your bipolar disorder. Here are some of the most common triggers:  Drugs…

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Mood disorders

Mood disorders

        Mood disorders affect approximately twenty percent of the entire population in the United States: there are four types- major depression; cyclothymia, or a mild form of bipolar disorder; seasonal affective disorder; and mania, a euphoria that leads to hyperactivity, over-inflated ego and unrealistic optimism. Bipolar disorder (type 1 and 2) occur…

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