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Bipolar Laid Bare

How Frequent is Relapse?

Bipolar disorder is largely unpredictable. It’s difficult to know when an episode will start and when it will end. There are signs and symptoms that, if monitored closely, can signal the beginning of an episode, but they do not give any indication of when or if a person will relapse. There are rare cases in which a person may have one manic episode in their life and never have another. Between 10 and 20%...
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Bipolar II

New Year’s Resolutions May be Bad for Bipolar Disorder

It’s that time of year when everyone is thinking about resolutions. Losing weight, exercising more, spending more time with your family. These are all examples of goals people set for themselves when the year starts winding down and a new one begins. New year, new start. Some people make many resolutions, some only a single one. Some actually complete their resolutions while most forget what...
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