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Bi-Polar Disorder, symptoms of and issues associated with the condition for both the patient and family members

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Bipolar Disorder: From Dark Days to Treatment Advances that Help Patients Manage Cycles

Bipolar Disorder The illness that today is called bipolar disorder was called manic-depression when Harvard-educated physician Perry Cossart Baird, Jr. was described as “ill” and was taken “away,” against his will, from family life and institutionalized at Westborough State Hospital in Massachusetts. The rising star in the Boston medical community was hidden away, in 1944, […]

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Benefits and Risks of Yoga for Bipolar Disorder Studied by Brown University Researchers

Yoga can be helpful for people with bipolar disorder, but there are also risks to be considered, according to a new study done by researchers at Brown University in Providence. “There is no scientific literature on hatha yoga for bipolar disorder,” said lead author of the study Lisa Uebelacker, an associate professor of psychiatry and […]

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Cyclothymia: Mild Form of Biopolar Disorder Runs on Two-Month Cycle of Instability

The very nature of cyclothymia, or Bipolar Disorder Type 3, a mild form of bipolar disorder, means that many people don’t seek treatment or even realize they have a disorder that can be diagnosed and treated. “Cyclothymia has an insidious onset that starts in late adolescence or early adulthood and has a chronic nature,” said […]

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Bipolar Disorder

  Recently, I attended the Massachusetts General Hospital Patient and Education Series on Bipolar Disorder. As a therapist and a human being I found the workshop on Bipolar Disorder important and illuminating.  Bipolar Disorder, previously named Manic Depressive Disorder is a mood disorder that affects millions of individuals, possibly as much as 4.4% of the […]

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