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Was formerly and is still sometimes known by the name Manic Depressive Illness. Bipolar Disorder is a psychiatric disorder characterized by wide moodswings from the euphoria or agony of a manic high to the devastation of a debilitating depression.
The treatment for Bipolar Affective Disorder typically requires the long term use of psychiatric medications, notably lithium carbonate, and other mood stabilizers. One of the side effects of many psychiatric medications is weight gain. Bipolar World addresses this and many other topics.
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Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse - some figures that may surprise you

Substance Abuse and Mood Disorders  - lots of articles and information about different forms of substance abuse, effects, and treatments when comorbid with Bipolar Disorder. - Information on Clinical Trials and Human Research Studies: Browse: Bipolar Disorder  - lots of excellent ongoing studies

Elevated Frequency of Diabetes Mellitus in Hospitalized Manic-Depressive Patients --  American Journal of Psychiatry  Is there a connection between bipolar disorder and diabetes?  Read this short report

New Sleep Medication

Lunesta (eszopiclone), a new non-narcotic prescription sleep aid from Sepracor, received FDA approval on December 15, 2004. Lunesta represents a new treatment option for those suffering from insomnia; Lunesta not only helps people fall asleep quickly, it helps them sleep restfully through the night, with fewer interruptions, and wake up refreshed and ready to start the day.

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Read About Bipolar Disorder Research Trials

 National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association's name has been changed to :
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

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Recovery Sources Online Recovery Sources Online
(noun, gradual healing after sickness or injury; the act of regaining or saving something lost...)  One of the largest and best resource link pages I've seen on the internet!

The Food and Drug Administration has approved for sale an Indianapolis pharmaceutical company's treatment for bipolar depression.
   Eli Lilly & Co. said Symbyax should arrive in most U.S. pharmacies in two to three weeks, the Indianapolis Star reported.
   Symbyax becomes the first FDA-approved drug to treat the depressive phase of bipolar disorder, a hard-to-treat mental illness with debilitating mood swings ranging from deep depression to abnormal elation.
   Symbyax is not a new chemical entity. It pairs two Lilly drugs, Prozac and Zyprexa, in one pill.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Equetro (extended-release carbamazepine capsules), previously known as SPD417, for indicated for the treatment of acute manic and mixed episodes associated with Bipolar I Disorder

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From Dr Ivan Goldburg Depression Central
Answers to questions about bipolar  disorder secondary to head injury.

What are Doctors Taught about Bipolar Disorder?
Excellent information - perhaps intended  for doctors but interesting and  educational for all.



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