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Bipolar Laid Bare

Depression & Chronic Illness

Millions of people suffer from chronic physical illness, including almost half the population of the United States. Chronic illness accounts for 76% of physician visits and 91% of prescriptions filled as well as 81% of hospital admissions. Among people with chronic illness,...
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Bipolar Laid Bare

Did My IUD Trigger My Depression? Part II

This article is Part II of “Did My IUD Trigger My Depression.” You can find Part I here.

As a person with bipolar disorder, I have to work constantly to monitor my symptoms and recognize any triggers that may induce a depressive or manic episode. Several months ago, something triggered a severe depressive episode that still hasn’t fully dissipated. I initially thought the trigger might have been travel or seasonal change, but recently remembered...
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