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2008 RESEARCH LINKS

New Research in Bipolar Disorder

National Institute of Mental Health

Psych Central

Living in Stigma

Bipolar Scholarship Fund

Depsression and Bipolar National Conference 2008

Psychiatric Times

Science Daily

Definition

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness involving extreme mood swings. Sufferers vacillate from manic, energetic "highs" to severe sadness, hopelessness and depression. The disease is also known as manic-depression. The term "bipolar" reflects the nature of the illness, where the person finds themselves at opposite ends of the emotional "poles." Swings can last for hours, days and even months. Bipolar disorder can run in families, starting in late adolescence or early adulthood. Untreated, bipolar disorder can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. However, there are effective treatments: medicines, changes in diet and "talk therapy". A combination usually works best.

Support & Forum Links

Bipolar Magazine
Bipolar Forum
Child Bipolar Fund
Bipolar Support
Medline
Esperanza
Nami Connection
Juvenile Bipolar Research

 

www.bphope.com
www.bipolarbuzz.com
www.bpkids.org
www.DBSAlliance.org
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bipolardisorder.html
www.hopetocope.com
www.nami.org/connection

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