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Differences between a Delusion and a Hallucination
Bipolar Disorder

Differences between a Delusion and a Hallucination

Delusions are typical symptom of various mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophreniform disorder. …Read the Rest

How to Recognize a Manic Episode
Bipolar Disorder

How to Recognize a Manic Episode

If someone you know has or may have bipolar disorder, you need to know the signs that point to a …Read the Rest

Types of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Depression

Types of Bipolar Disorder

The bipolar classifications in this post are loosely paraphrased from the DSM-IV-Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition …Read the Rest

The Psychology of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

The Psychology of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder, (or Manic Depression as it used to be called), has had its share of media attention, with stories …Read the Rest

How to Know when to Call Your Psychiatrist
Mental Illness

How to Know when to Call Your Psychiatrist

As you continue toward stability, there may be times when you need to call your psychiatrist to set up an …Read the Rest

Bipolar Disorder with Psychotic Features
Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder with Psychotic Features

Psychosis, aka Psychotic Features, is associated with the manic phase of bipolar I disorder, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder. Other conditions where psychosis may be present include postpartum psychosis, dementia, depressive episodes, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. The use of certain illegal drugs, including methamphetamine, can bring on psychotic episodes.

Managing the Balancing Act with Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

Managing the Balancing Act with Bipolar Disorder

Successful bipolar disorder treatment typically requires a careful course of medication, psychotherapy, and discipline to stay on track–and avoid an emotional crash.

Complications of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

Complications of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder has many serious complications, such as suicide, job loss, self-injury, hallucinations, delusions, substance abuse, etc. However, with the proper treatment and support they can be significantly reduced. Note: People diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder usually will not experience every complication.

The Differences between Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Multiple Personality Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

The Differences between Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Multiple Personality Disorder

Sometimes people confuse three mental disorders, only one of which could be called “common” within the population – bipolar disorder …Read the Rest

Schizophrenia 101: Schizophrenia and Psychosis
Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia 101: Schizophrenia and Psychosis

Throughout recorded history, the disease we now know as schizophrenia has been a source of bewilderment. Those suffering from the …Read the Rest

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