Tag: Bipolar Disorder

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Today, approximately 5.7 million U.S. adults in the U.S. have bipolar disorder, a serious mental illness.  Also known as manic-depressive disorder, the illness is characterized by extreme mood swings. Bipolar disorder typically develops during an individual’s late teen or early adult years, with half of all cases emerging before age 25. Symptoms Bipolar disorder is […]

Mental Illness a Leading Cause of Disability in the U.S.

When the subject of disabilities surfaces in our thoughts or conversations, it is common to first consider those caused by some type of physical ailment or affliction. Conditions such as arthritis, heart disease and back problems are certainly primary causes of long-term disabilities in our nation. However, mental illness is the leading cause of disability […]

Mood Disorders Can Be Treated Through a Variety of Therapies

The term “mood disorders” encompasses a relatively wide array of conditions, ranging from mild depression to bipolar disorders.  While the severity levels, symptoms and characteristics may differ between the many ailments that reside within the mood disorders category, most of these conditions can be successfully treated with psychotherapy, medications and often a combination of both. […]

Bipolar Disorder: Know the Facts

What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression or manic depressive disorder, is a psychiatric condition in which a person fluctuates between periods of being in a very good mood and periods of being in a very irritable and depressed mood. These “mood swings” between states of extreme activity or high spirits […]

Mood Disorders In Children & Adults

One in every ten Americans suffers from a mood disorder. While there are many different types, some of the more common mood disorders include major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder and dysthymia. Mood disorders can develop at any age, but are most likely to first appear during childhood and become more severe as individuals become adults. […]