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Major New Study Links Psychiatric Conditions

The way in which autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia are diagnosed and treated could be set to change forever, following a major study published today in Lancet, the medical journal. While an analysis of each of these five conditions would show us that they share a number of common characteristics and [...]

Most Popular Drugs Prescribed for Bipolar Disorder

Medication plays a key role in treating patients with bipolar disorder, both when immediate intervention is required as well as over the longer term.  This article analyses four of the most popular prescribed drugs for dealing with bipolar disorder across both manic and depressive stages. Lithobid (Lithium) Lithium is often chosen as a first line [...]

Treatment Options for Bipolar Disorder

Given the complex nature of bipolar disorder, treating the condition can be difficult for patients, their families, and the medical professionals that specialize in this field.  If your knowledge of bipolar disorder is so far limited, take the time to check out the first part of our series where we looked at the question of [...]

What is Bipolar Disorder?

For our next series, we are going to look at bipolar disorder, beginning with a summary of the condition today, before later moving onto exploring what the condition means for those who are suffering from it, the range of treatment options available, and a look at the common medications prescribed to help patients deal with [...]

Is it Bipolar or ADHD?

  Bipolar is a mood disorder characterized by extremes of mood that alternate from highs to lows, and at least 1 percent of people have it or symptoms of it. ADHD is significantly more common, yet clinicians often mistake it for Bipolar, especially in hospilization cases.  The reason for all this confusion is [...]