There is no greater challenge than becoming a parent and being a single parent adds to the stress. Unfortunately, many single parents suffer from depression because they don’t have the perfect two parent home and they are left to do everything alone.
After having shattered the myth that bipolar disorder will severely limit a person’s ability to fully function in all facets of their life in the first article of this series, we’ll now present some coping strategies and advice on how to overcome the challenges and perceived pitfalls of it.
Rapid cycling bipolar disorder is diagnosed when an individual with bipolar disorder experiences a minimum of four episodes of mania, depression, hypomania or a combination within a period of one year.
Many new mothers have found online support groups for postpartum depression to be a great help. Read on to find out how these groups work and how they benefit mothers.
Women who are pregnant and diagnosed with bipolar disorder are at a dramatically higher risk for relapse, however, when the treatment plan includes specific medications and careful monitoring by a health professional, the risk of harm to the fetus is reduced.
The loss of a loved one, the ending of a relationship or the loss of a job or home is enough to cause anyone to experience great stress. Oftentimes these losses cause mild depression.
There is a popular misconception out there that having bipolar disorder means that there are necessarily limitations placed on the individual who has that. First, we will endeavor to shatter that notion and then move on to successful coping strategies in the second article of this series.
Genetics play a major role in many diseases and illnesses. From diabetes to high blood pressure there is a clear link between these illnesses and heredity. But is depression hereditary? This is a question that has many medical clinics scrambling to find an answer.
A woman who is postmenopausal does not have to suffer through depression. There are ways to get through depression and live a full life after menopause.
Behaviors often exhibited by bipolar individuals can be drastically different due to the fact that this mental disorder causes uncontrollable mood swings that place the person at opposite ends of the emotional spectrum from severe depression to extreme mania, and everywhere in between.