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- - Pre-order your copy of Bipolar Disorder for Dummies (released in Fall 2005) today! View our Video Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) is a treatable illness marked by extreme changes in mood, thought, energy and behavior
Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression because a person’s mood can alternate between the "poles" mania (highs) and depression (lows)
It usually begins in late adolescence (often appearing as depression during teen years) although it can start in early childhood or later in life
Like depression and other serious illnesses, bipolar disorder can also negatively affect spouses and partners, family members, friends and coworkers
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder differs significantly from clinical depression, although the symptoms for the depressive phase of the illness are similar
Most people who have bipolar disorder talk about experiencing "highs" and "lows" – the highs are periods of mania, the lows periods of depression
Bipolar I disorder is characterized by one or more manic episodes or mixed episodes (symptoms of both a mania and a depression occurring nearly every day for at least 1 week) and one or more major depressive episodes
Learning About Manic Depression
Experiences, writings and book list of a man diagnosed with this illness as well
as schizoaffective disorder.
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I'd like you to know more about manic depression, so you can better understand the other manic depressive people you know, and if you're manic depressive yourself, I'd like to offer you a bit of encouragement and companionship
There are also some positive aspects to manic depression that I will tell you about
More specifically, the diagnosis I was given, when I was finally diagnosed, is that I have 'schizoaffective bipolar depression' (properly known clinically as )
Bipolar depression is a more modern and clinical term, and meant to indicate that one is experiencing depression that comes in two phases
I don't particularly like the term 'bipolar' because it lacks the romantic flair of 'manic depression'
Manic depression can be a lethal illness
To recover from an illness like manic depression, one must learn to construct a better reality, and to keep ahold of it even as the forces of one's own feelings struggle to overturn it
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Bipolar Disorder, Manic Depression
Support and educational web site includes chat room, forums, email list.
Australia's Bipolar Disorder-Manic Depression Website
Discusses basic concepts, self-medication, illness's tie to creativity.
Moderates email discussion group, chat room. (Australia)
Manic-Depressive and Depressive Association of Boston
Nonprofit, self-help organization run by and for people with affective disorders.
Includes support group listings, event calendar, and a bookstore.
"My personal path to wellness was paved with proper medication, good therapy, and the peer support and education I received through MDDA-Boston.” --- An MDDA-Boston Member an affiliated chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Welcome! MDDA-Boston is a resource for people with affective disorders - and their families and friends
MDDA-Boston (Manic-Depressive and Depressive Association of Boston) is a nonprofit, self-help organization run by and for people with affective disorders such as depression and manic-depression, and schizoaffective disorder
Let’s Talk Facts About Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
Describes the symptoms, causes and treatments. By the American Psychiatric Association.
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Ups, Downs and In-Betweens: Manic Depression and Bipolar Disorder ...
Nomenclature, causes, proper diagnosis, treatment, functional MRIs. Search Articles: Find related articles: By topic: By keywords: Receive Health Link via email! Ups, Downs and In-Betweens: Manic Depression and Bipolar Disorder, One and the Same Because the terms bipolar disorder and manic depression are often used independently in the popular media, it is a fairly common presumption that they describe two separate conditions of ill health
But bipolar disorder and manic depression are the same thing, nomenclature notwithstanding
Bipolar disorder is the propensity to go through periods of depression and periods of mania, which is why its called bipolar, said Dr
There are two extremes, depression and mania
Manic depression is what its traditionally been called
Manic depression is simply more descriptive
There are frantic manic episodes and after there are also low depressions, which characterizes the cycling nature of the illness
There are fairly consistent changes in what are called biogenic amines, a certain kind of chemicals in the brain that are decreased in depression and increased in mania
For example, depression (without mania) is an illness unto itself and requires different treatment than manic depression, yet the distinctions are not easy to spot from the view provided by phenomenology
LivingManicDepressive - a bipolar and depression website
Diary, FAQ, coping ideas, other stories, description and links.
A Bipolar and Depression Website Describing our world the way we feel the way we live in our words in plain english notices Major redesign of site posted - if you find any bugs, I apologise
Things I've used to cope with depression, mania or stress
Finally, after one holiday during which I nearly lost two of my best friends because I was incapable of even the barest of social niceties, I asked my therapist to refer me to someone who could prescribe medication for depression
Did they have depressions that prevented them from going to work
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McMan's Depression and Bipolar Web
Collection of articles on these disorders, as well as a newsletter and forum.
McMan's Depression and Bipolar Web Home Your Depression and Bipolar Disorder Source Knowledge is Necessity Best photo of my life by Leigha Cohen If you are feeling suicidal right now, please click
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A sequenced guide for those new to depression and bipolar
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McMan's Depression and Bipolar Web is dedicated to helping you intelligently manage your or (manic depression )
I am a former financial journalist with a law degree who has struggled with bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) most of my life
For more on me and my lifelong struggles with depression and mania , and what drove me to create this site, please check out my eight-article series
My book, Harper Collins, publishers "This book will become a source of information that will prove indispensable not only to patients and families, but also to clinicians and scientists." Frederick K Goodwin MD Professor of Psychiatry George Washington University Author (with KR Jamison) Manic Depressive Illness Former Director National Institute of Mental Health New Is your depression really more like bipolar disorder? Your recovery may be riding on the answer
Bi-Polar Manic Depression Book The Wave Riders Self-Help
New approach to uni-polar depression and bi-polar manic depression.
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The Chinese at one time did not have a word for "depression"
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WHAT IS MANIC DEPRESSION ?
Manic Moments: A Bipolar's World
Basic information also includes writings, various mailing lists, and chat room.
Dr. Ivan's Depression Central
A clearing house for information on all types of mood disorders and their most
effective treatments, compiled by psychopharmacologist Ivan Goldberg.
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