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Woman experiencing mania from bipolar disorder.

Is It Bipolar or a Different Diagnosis?

The incorrect diagnosis of bipolar or calling someone bipolar when there is a different set of symptoms disrupts lives, says Julie A. Fast. Learn what bipolar disorder is and isn't.

Man with aches and pains

10 Signs It's Time to Get Help for Depression

What’s the difference between passing sadness and clinical depression? Here are 10 red flags or symptoms of major depressive disorder that signal when to get help.

Man with bipolar disorder no longer interested in playing the piano.

10 Signs of Bipolar Disorder

We know the stereotypes of bipolar disorder. But are they accurate? Therese Borchard highlights 10 common red flags of bipolar disorder, including realistic examples.

Young woman with posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD.

How Likely Are You to Develop PTSD?

Researchers have developed an analytical model to accurately predict the likelihood of posttraumatic stress disorder after a frightening or shocking event.

Tools for Diagnosing Schizophrenia

It can be difficult to diagnose schizophrenia. Eileen Bailey discusses the different steps involved in the diagnostic process to ensure an accurate diagnosis.

Family together on porch.

Early Warning Signs of Schizophrenia

The earlier schizophrenia is treated the better the outcome. Here are some warning signs to look out for.

Neurons firing.

Alzheimer's Disease: A Brain Cell That May Make You Susceptible

Researchers found that the excitatory neurons, or brain cells that are more likely to trigger an action, are more susceptible to a build-up of an abnormal tau protein that is believed to be linked to Alzheimer's.

Persistently angry child.

What are the Signs of DMDD in Children?

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder is often misdiagnosed as bipolar, ADHD, or another mood disorder. Find out what to look for and what to do if your child has DMDD.

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Newly Diagnosed With Bipolar? Don’t Be Afraid!

The diagnosis of bipolar disorder can be terrifying. Charita Cole Brown pens a consoling letter to the newly diagnosed that there is hope and adventure with bipolar disorder.

Popcorn and film reel.

Bipolar Disorder: Does the Big Screen Get It Right?

We've come a long way since "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," but how accurate are movies when it comes to portraying bipolar disorder? Claire Gillespie weighs in.