Bipolar Disorder

The Challenge of Accurately Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder

Symptoms of other disorders can be mistaken for bipolar

How to Diagnose Bipolar Disorder

This condition can look like depression, substance abuse, or even schizophrenia

Booze, Drugs, and Bipolar Disorder

The link between substance abuse and manic depression

I'm Bipolar and Struggle With Addiction

Jeffrey is 32 and has struggled with addiction and substance abuse since he was 13 years old. He was a successful Hollywood writer, but his alcohol, cocaine, and prescription drug use led to two convictions for driving under the influence, plus one for possession of a controlled substance. He recently found out he has bipolar disorder. Now, the last 20 tumultuous years of his life are starting to make sense. People with bipolar disorder, which is also known as manic depression, tend to cycle through episodes of depression and mania, a euphoric state that often leads to poor decision-making. Substance abuse is also common with bipolar disorder; nearly 60% of bipolar individuals have a substance abuse problem, and many smoke. Jeffrey has quit drinking and using cocaine, but he's still struggling with dependence on a prescription painkiller.

Preacher’s Irritability Cost Him Jobs, But It Was Really Bipolar

There are just as many people afflicted with bipolar disorder in the church as there are in society.

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