Does My Child Have Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar in Children What is Bipolar? Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder affecting 1-3% of individuals in the United States. The disorder is inherited in families although parental diagnosis does not guarantee their child will have the disorder. The two mood poles include depression and mania, in which the individual...

Bipolar Depression Symptoms

Bipolar Depression Symptoms - An Overview The symptoms of bipolar disorder, also called bipolar depression or manic depresion, are not always easy to identify. There are two main areas to consider if you are determining if someone has symptoms of bipolar depression: Major Depressive Episodes: Major depressive episodes are one...

Dealing with Winter Depression

Winter Depression Winter depression is a type of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) that surfaces typically as the days grow shorter and colder.  Some people are very aware that each winter they get the "blues", but, other people are not until they begin to track their mood.   SAD is NOT its...

What is Manic Depression?

An Overview of Manic Depression Other Names for Manic Depression Manic depression is the term sometimes used to describe what is now called bipolar disorder type 1. Diagnosing Manic Depression It is one of the most disabling mental illnesses. To be diagnosed with manic depression or Bipolar disorder, you must...

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