Treatment Is the Key to Managing Bipolar Disorder

An estimated 51 percent of people with bipolar disorder are not receiving treatment, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.1 If you have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or suspect that you may have it, treatment is essential to maximizing your potential. One 2016 study indicated that the longer bipolar disorder remains untreated, the … Read more

Substance-Induced Bipolar Disorder

Substance abuse can lead to chemical imbalances in the brain that may cause symptoms similar to bipolar disorder. These symptoms include shifts between manic and depressive episodes that occur within a month of substance abuse or intoxication. Depressive episodes are characterized by sadness, hopelessness, and disinterest in daily life, while manic episodes are characterized by … Read more

Insurance Coverage and DSM Diagnoses

DSM stands for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and is the standard classification of mental health disorders used by psychiatric professionals in the United States. The manual provides the diagnostic classification, diagnostic criteria sets, and descriptive text that are used by several different professionals in the health care industry. This manual allows … Read more

TellTale Signs of a Functional Addict

Telling the difference between an addict and someone who is sober can be surprisingly difficult. It is possible for even the most educated individuals to have difficulty distinguishing the difference between someone who has a problem, and someone who doesn’t. In more cases than you might think, a friend, family member or co-worker might be … Read more