Life expectancy in patients with bipolar disorder has been reported to be decreased by 11 to 20 years. These calculations are based on data for individuals at the age of 15 years. However, this may be...
A new study finds that bipolar disorder is highly undertreated. From spending sprees to increased sex drive, learn some less-well known signs of mania in bipolar disorder.
What Bipolar Disorder Really Feels Like
About 2.6 percent of American adults -- nearly 6 million people -- have
What is bipolar disorder?
View full lesson: ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-bipolar-disorder-helen-m-farrell The word bipolar means ‘two extremes.’ For the many millions experiencin...
How to manage the highs and lows that Is bipolar disorder
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) an estimated 2.8 percent of adults in United States experience symptoms of bipolar disorder.
How Meditation Can Help Treat Bipolar Disorder
Discover how stress-easing and enlightening meditation can be a valuable contribution to the overall treatment of bipolar disorder.
Mariah Carey shines light on bipolar disorder: What is it and how is it treated?
The NIH says the two forms of bipolar disorder differ in duration of symptoms and severity.
How Bipolar Disorder Affects Family and Friends
When I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder, I saw the effect it had on my family and friends. When someone you love struggles with an “invisible illness” l...
Bipolar Disorder 101
Get bipolar disorder facts, including information on typical symptoms and types of treatment, to gain a better understanding of this frequently misunderstood condition.
Demi Lovato Isn't Ashamed Of Her Bipolar Disorder—7 Things You Should Know About The Condition
How is it different from bipolar disorder?
What is cyclothymia and how is it different from Bipolar disorder? In this video I compare the symptoms of bipolar disorder versus cyclothymic disorder, disc...
How Your Eyes May Be a Marker for Bipolar Disorder
Learn how an examination of your eyes may be a marker for a psychiatric illness like bipolar disorder, and what this means for you and your children.
Bipolar Disorder in Teens: What are the Early Signs?
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that can cause extreme shifts in mood, behavior, and energy level. This condition is often characterized in two different stages. One is the manic episode which is commonly described as high, while the other is low which is also known as the depressive episode. This is why, the bipolar …
Researchers create a roadmap of bipolar disorder and how it affects the brain: Global study...
In the largest MRI study on patients with bipolar disorder, a global consortium published new research showing that people with the condition have differences in the brain regions that control inhibition and emotion. By revealing clear and consistent alterations in key brain regions, the findings offer insight to the underlying mechanisms of bipolar disorder. Lithium treatment was associated with less thinning of gray matter, which suggests a protective effect of this medication on the brain.
Borderline Personality Disorder vs. Bipolar Disorder: What’s the Difference?
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and bipolar disorder are often confused. Understand the differences between the causes, symptoms, and treatments.
5 Tips on Maintaining Friendships When You Have Bipolar Disorder
Maintaining friendships can be difficult in general. When you suffer from bipolar disorder, you may experience some added challenges. Here are some ideas
How The Hit Series “Lady Dynamite” Ignited A New Conversation About Bipolar Disorder And OCD
Showrunner Pam Brady tells us what it's like to blow up the rules for portraying mental disorders on TV
10 Natural Ways to Sleep Better
Getting adequate sleep can help a number of health conditions, including bipolar disorder. Here are tips to get the shut-eye you need to manage your health.
Why patients blame the weather for aching joints
New research adds to the evidence that weather doesn't aggravate joint pain. But patients will likely hold onto the belief.
Bipolar Disorder: What Is Bipolar Disorder?
Team leader and staff psychiatrist David Mintz, MD gives an overview of what Bipolar disorder is, how common it is and what its causes are.
How to get stuff done when you are depressed
Jessica Gimeno lives with bipolar disorder and wants to expand the discourse around mental health. It's not enough to just receive a diagnosis, she says, peo...