Expert patient John McManamy, who has battled bipolar disorder, is taking his voice to a new level. His informative and provocative book, Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorder: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You . . . That You Need to Know, published by HarperCollins, was recently released and is available at all major book stores and on Amazon. Below, he tells us a bit about his new book.
Why don’t we start at the very beginning? What do you say to a patient who has just been...Read more
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Bipolar disorder symptoms are cyclic. Patient's cycle into manic episodes, then return to normal before cycling into a depressive episode. This... Read more »
Genetic or hereditary factors contribute to the risk of bipolar disorder. Studies have demonstrated that the prevalence of bipolar disorder is higher... Read more »
Bipolar disorder treatment includes medication and non-drug therapy. The good news is that most patients respond to treatment and are able to control... Read more »
The classic symptoms of depression include sadness during most of the day, altered appetite or body weight, change in sleep patterns, agitation, lack... Read more »