Bipolar Can Be Caused By Many Factors

Bipolar disorder is a highly co-occurring disorder with drug and alcohol addiction. Characterized by extreme swings of mood from depressive to manic, turning to drugs and alcohol to cope is common. While there is no answer as to what specifically causes bipolar disorder there is a general understanding that it can b related to numerous...
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Mental Illness Affects One In Four Adults…

Here are the numbers… Mental illness affects one in four (1 in 4) adults. The National Institute of Mental Health wants us to understand that gathering statistics on mental illness is always a work in progress. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides the following facts and numbers: One in four adults−approximately 61.5 million...
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Bipolar Disorder ~ Receiving A Differential Diagnosis

Differential diagnosis maze… Maybe you’ve had the experience of making an appointment with your primary care physician to discuss some unexplained symptoms only to be told that you might have one of three different diseases or conditions. Many people receive a differential diagnosis when either they or a loved one presents at a hospital emergency...
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Mood Disorders and Opiate Addiction

Mental disorders often go untreated by a professional which can lead to individuals self-medicating to cope with their problem(s). Bipolar, anxiety, and depression are some of the most common mental ailments that people treat with illicit substances. It is often the case that people turn to opiates, like oxycodone, and become addicted to them; especially...
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