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A Webinar titled “The Basics, Diagnosis, and the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder for Patients and their Families” will be presented by Joseph Calabrese, MD, on July 11th. I can’t help but think about the title, and thinking about the basics of bipolar disorder has me intrigued.

When I think about the basics of my diagnosis, the only thing that comes to mind is “how it totally and utterly sucks!”

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What are the basics of bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe.  – www.nimh.nih. Free Bipolar Disorder Book

  • Basically your life will suck!
  • Basically you will ruin your marriage and other relationships!
  • Basically you will have financial problems!
  • Basically you’re screwed!

READ MY FULL POST AT: International Bipolar Foundation


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