Category: Bipolar Disorders

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder, is a type of mood disorder, which occurs in approximately 1% of the population. This rate of occurrence is consistent across groups of diverse ethnicity and culture. In general, bipolar disorder is a long-term illness with an episodic and variable course. Unlike major depressive disorder that is significantly [...]

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General treatment recommendations

The goal of treatment in bipolar disorder is complete remission of symptoms with a return to baseline level of health and functioning. Unfortunately, at this time, there is no “cure” for bipolar disorder, but it is entirely possible for individuals with bipolar illness to experience long periods of freedom from symptoms or with minimal recurrence [...]

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