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
In a recent blog, I mentioned how my introversion can be a severe handicap in situations where I should be mingling. It is also the... Read more »
When it comes to the issues that trigger a bipolar episode, sleep disturbance is one of the likely causes. However, disruptions in the... 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 »
Bipolar disorder symptoms are cyclic. Patient's cycle into manic episodes, then return to normal before cycling into a depressive episode. This... Read more »