Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms and Causes – Health Article

Bipolar disorder is a mental condition that causes severe shifts in behavior, moods, thinking, and energy. It equally affects males and females, as well as people of all races, socio-economic background, and ethnic groups. The disorder can start in early childhood or even in your 40s or 50s. However, it commonly manifests itself from the age of 15 and above. People with the disorder experience periods where they are overly happy and energized and other sessions of feeling depressed, very…

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Bipolar disorder during pregnancy: Lessons learned – Health Article

Careful management of bipolar disorder during pregnancy is critical because for so many patients with this illness, the road to emotional well-being has been a long one, requiring a combination of careful pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic strategies.Half of referrals to our Center for Women’s Mental Health – where we evaluate and treat women before, during, and after pregnancy – are for women who have histories of bipolar disorder. My colleagues and I are asked at continuing medical education programs what we…

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