How to use Bipolar-disorder in a sentence
When someone has depression along with periods of previous or current mania than the individual is diagnosed with bipolar disorder or manic depressive disorder.
A 2003 study found that the risk of suicide from death is about two and one half times higher in people with bipolar disorder taking divalproex than those taking lithium.
Some researchers have hypothesized that the use of antidepressants for depression may even trigger bipolar disorder in children who are genetically predisposed.
The trial was of four months duration and compared omega-3 fatty acids versus olive oil in 30 patients with bipolar disorder.
People with bipolar disorder should avoid supplements containing vanadium until more is known.Advertisement
Although bipolar disorder occurs equally in both genders, women with the condition are more prone to rapid mood swings.
It's an extensive issue; too long to cover here but to learn more about bipolar disorder and or manic depressive disorder you can read the DSM-IV.
People might receive a diagnosis of manic depression or bipolar disorder if they cycle between depression and mania.
Lithium-A medication prescribed to treat the manic (excited) phases of bipolar disorder.
According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, up to one third of American children and adolescents diagnosed with depression develop early onset bipolar disorder.Advertisement
The average age of onset of bipolar disorder is from adolescence through the early twenties.
A 2003 study found that schizophrenia and bipolar disorder could have similar genetic causes that arise from certain problems with genes associated with myelin development in the central nervous system.
Over one-half of patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder have a history of substance abuse, which may be an issue in adolescent patients.
Some studies have shown up to 30 percent of abusers meet the criteria for bipolar disorder.
Substance abuse can mask or mimic the presence of bipolar disorder and can make diagnosis more difficult in adolescents.Advertisement
The manic and depressive symptoms of bipolar disorder are usually controlled by a combination of prescription medications, including lithium, antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, and antidepressants.
Quetiapine (Seroquel) was approved by the FDA in 2004 for the treatment of acute mania associated with bipolar disorder.
Calcium channel blockers stop the excess calcium build up in cells that is thought to be a cause of bipolar disorder.
Repeated transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a new and still experimental treatment for the depressive phase of bipolar disorder.
Patients with untreated or inadequately treated bipolar disorder have a suicide rate of 15 to 25 percent and a nine-year decrease in life expectancy.Advertisement
Discontinuing lithium treatment too early may increase the risk of relapse in adolescents with bipolar disorder.
Children and teens with bipolar disorder are at a greater risk for substance abuse than their non-bipolar peers, and substance abuse can worsen or complicate bipolar treatment.
In addition, some studies have indicated that children who develop bipolar disorder in adolescence are more likely to develop a substance abuse problem than those who have early-onset of bipolar disorder in childhood.
The ongoing medical management of bipolar disorder is critical for preventing relapse, or recurrence, of manic episodes.
Children who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder should be reassured that the condition is due to factors beyond their control (i.e., genetics, neurochemical imbalance) rather than any fault of their own.Advertisement
Bipolar depression or bipolar disorder (sometimes called manic depression) refers to a condition in which people experience two extremes in mood.
Youngstrom, Eric A., et al. "Comparing the Diagnostic Accuracy of Six Potential Screening Instruments for Bipolar Disorder in Youths Aged 5 to 17 Years."
For decades, scientists have known that eminently creative individuals have a much higher rate of manic depression or bipolar disorder than does the general population.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 20 to 40 percent of adolescents who suffer from major depression, develop bipolar disorder within 5 years of the onslaught of depression.
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However, one double-blind treatment trial has been conducted in bipolar disorder.
The cause of bipolar disorder had not as of 2004 been clearly defined.
Several studies have uncovered a number of possible genetic connections to the predisposition for bipolar disorder.
When symptoms of bipolar disorder are present, a child should be taken to a qualified medical healthcare professional as soon as possible for evaluation.
Psychologists and psychiatrists typically use the criteria listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV) as a guideline for diagnosis of bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses.Advertisement
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) was approved in 2003 for use in combination with lithium or valproate for treatment of acute manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder.
In 2004 it received additional approval for long-term maintenance of bipolar disorder.
Because bipolar disorder is thought to be biological in nature, therapy and/or counseling is recommended as a companion to, but not a substitute for, pharmaceutical treatment of the disease.
A 2003 report revealed that people on medication for bipolar disorder had better results if they also participated in family-focused therapy.
Children with bipolar disorder may require special accommodations in the classroom.Advertisement
Any child on prescription medication for bipolar disorder should be carefully monitored for any sign of side effects, and these should be reported to their physician when they do occur.
It has not been tested in patients with bipolar disorder.
Personally, Julian Huxley had some challenges, including a couple of nervous breakdowns that landed him in the hospital where he was formally diagnosed as suffering from bipolar disorder.
Maurice Bernard, for example, opened up about his own bipolar disorder condition long before his character was diagnosed with it.
People with Bipolar Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may also have issues with compulsive lying.Advertisement
There is a high rate of association between cocaine abuse and bipolar disorder.