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Marijuana Success Stories: #1 – Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder
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Marijuana Success Stories: #1 – Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder

In bipolar or manic-depressive disorder, the inconsolable misery of major depression alternates with mania or uncontrolled elation. In the manic …Read the Rest

Lose Weight Through Hypnotherapy
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Lose Weight Through Hypnotherapy

There is evidence through documentation and personal testimonies that hypnotherapy can help a person change several aspects of his/her life. …Read the Rest

Treatment for Bipolar Disorder
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Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a chronic condition, much like diabetes. Because periods of remission are sometimes complete, but are often complicated by persistent symptoms, bipolar illness requires preventive maintenance treatment as well as acute treatment, ongoing medication management, and close monitoring during periods of remission. Left untreated, it tends to get worse, and the symptoms can become more pronounced. Recognition and diagnosis of the disorder in its earliest stages is important, so that the ill person can receive effective treatment and avoid the potentially harmful consequences of repeated episodes. Although bipolar disorder is described primarily as a mood disorder, episodes of illness produce significant changes in a wide range of areas, including thinking and judgment, speech, activity, energy, sleep, and ability to maintain relationships with others. The use of alcohol and other drugs is common during an episode and can complicate recovery between episodes.

Marijuana Success Stories: #1 – Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder
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Marijuana Success Stories: #1 – Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder

By John Frederick Wilson In bipolar or manic-depressive disorder, the inconsolable misery of major depression alternates with mania or uncontrolled …Read the Rest

Understanding Treatment for Bipolar Disorder
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Understanding Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

While drug treatment is primary, ongoing psychotherapy is important to help patients understand and accept the personal and social disruptions of past episodes and better cope with future ones. In addition, since denial is often a problem, routine psychotherapy helps patients stay on their medications. (Patient compliance is particularly tricky in adolescence.) Almost all forms of psychotherapy can be used — cognitive, behavioral, or psychodynamic; individual, family, or group therapy.

Living with Schizoaffective Disorder
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Living with Schizoaffective Disorder

By Michael Crawford Being schizoaffective is like having manic depression and schizophrenia at the same time. It has a quality …Read the Rest

Treatment for Bipolar Disorder
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Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a chronic condition, much like diabetes. Because periods of remission are sometimes complete, but are often complicated by persistent symptoms, bipolar illness requires preventive maintenance treatment as well as acute treatment, ongoing medication management, and close monitoring during periods of remission. Left untreated, it tends to get worse, and the symptoms can become more pronounced. Recognition and diagnosis of the disorder in its earliest stages is important, so that the ill person can receive effective treatment and avoid the potentially harmful consequences of repeated episodes. Although bipolar disorder is described primarily as a mood disorder, episodes of illness produce significant changes in a wide range of areas, including thinking and judgment, speech, activity, energy, sleep, and ability to maintain relationships with others. The use of alcohol and other drugs is common during an episode and can complicate recovery between episodes.