Bipolar disorder can be severe and long-term, or it can be mild with infrequent episodes. Patients with the disease may experience symptoms in very different ways. A typical patient with bipolar disorder averages 8 - 10 manic or depressive episodes over a lifetime. However, some people experience more and some fewer episodes.
Patients with bipolar disorder generally have higher death rates from suicide, heart problems, and death from all causes than those in the general population....Read more
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Last Thursday, I was speaking to our local NAMI. A woman asked me a question. Her 22-year-old-son had yet to accept the reality of his... Read more »
The five most hated words to someone with bipolar disease are: Just snap out of it. Ive found myself biting my tongue and force-feeding... Read more »
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