Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Basics

Bipolar disorder can feel like a confusing condition, but the best way to start to take control is to inform yourself on the condition. Healthline has compiled numerous resources to help you better understand the condition, how it will affect your life, and what you can do to help yourself. 

Whether you are a recently-diagnosed patient or caring for someone who has bipolar disorder, explore important topics regarding bipolar disorder, including symptoms, treatments, complications, assessing your treatment, and more. 

The History of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder wasn't as always as cut and dry as it is now. It was a long, hard road to get to where we are today in terms of diagnosis and treatment.

How to Pick Your Mental Health Professional

Not every doctor is right for everyone. Learn about the different types of mental health professionals so you can pick the right one for you.

Assessing Your Treatment

There comes a point where you might be wondering, "Is my treatment working?" Get the answers to your questions by learning how effective treatment works.

Diagnosis Guide

There's strict criteria doctors use when diagnosing bipolar disorder. Review the criteria and where you fit in.

Antidepressants

Antidepressant medication is a common way to combat the effects to depression in bipolar disorder.

Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy is a treatment typically reserved for people who are not responsive to other forms of treatment.

Popular Bipolar Disorder Articles

The History of Bipolar Disorder

Learn how centuries of research helped determine exactly what bipolar disorder was and how it could be treated.

Diagnosis Guide

See what criteria from the DSM-IV are used to diagnose the different types of bipolar disorder.

How to Pick Your Mental Health Professional

There are many types of professionals that can help treat your bipolar disorder. See which one may be best for you.

Assessing Your Treatment

There's no magical pill to cure bipolar disorder. Here are some ways to find out if you're getting the most out of your treatment.

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