A National Directory of Drug Treatment Centers and Alcohol Treatment Centers, Therapists and Specialists. A free, simple directory providing assistance and guidance for those seeking help regarding alcohol addiction, drug addiction, dependency and many other conditions that affect the mind, body and soul.
Call 800-580-9104 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Bi-polar disorder

Bi-polar disorder is a serious mental illness. This mental disorder is often inappropriately associated with insanity. The person suffering from the bipolar disorder goes through a severe mood swings. Mood swings can be ranging from depressive symptoms to maniac symptoms. The frequent age of onset of Bi-polar disorder is between 20 to 30 years.

The symptoms of Bi-polar disorder are maniac episodes and depressive episodes. The common signs of Mania episodes include increased energy, happiness and restlessness. In this maniac phase, they may display reckless social behavior. They are often extremely irritable and distractible. Individual suffering from depressive phase experiences lasting sadness, emptiness, anxiousness or despair. During this phase person may either sleep too much or not at all. This results in decreased energy level during the day. The most dangerous symptoms of this depressive phase is thoughts of suicide. Depending on these two phases, bi-polar disorder is differentiated into two main types Bi-polar I disorder and Bi-polar II disorder.

This Bi-polar disorder can be cured. However, the psychiatrist and psychologist should first diagnose the disorder. Failure to diagnose and treat this disorder can be fatal. Medication and psychotherapy are effective treatment for bi-polar disorder. Psychotherapy is often used simultaneously with medications. There can be many different patterns to bi-polar treatment. Doctors sometimes use antidepressant medications to treat the depression associated with bi-polar disorder. In addition to treatment, making a few lifestyle changes that can help in reducing the stress can help person to cope up with these hard conditions.

More Treatment & Detox Articles

Types of Treatment at Methadone Treatment Centers

Abuse of prescription pain medications and street drugs, such as heroin and opium has left many recreational users at the mercy of an addiction. Also known as opiate or narcotic drugs, battling this type of addiction requires specialized medical treatment along with ongoing support and guidance. Methadone treatment centers specialize in treating opiate addictions using….

Continue reading

Avoiding alcohol's temptations in 'overwhelming' war zone

KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN — Once each week, in a fluorescent-lit room in a stout building near the heart of Kandahar Air Field, a multinational mix of troops and civilians gather to take on a battle that can’t be fought with conventional weapons. Sitting around a table, or on overstuffed furniture, they talk about bad days, frustrating….

Continue reading

An Overview of Anorexia Treatments

eating disorder recovery support groups

The Dangers of Anorexia Anorexia is an eating disorder that can result in a person losing vital nutrients they need for good health, and in a person losing bone mass. People who suffer from anorexia commonly have a distorted body image of their self, and frequently will not consume a healthy amount of food, if….

Continue reading

Alcohol a ‘major contributing factor’ in self harm

Alcohol was involved in nearly two thirds of self harm cases which were recorded as part of a pilot programme in the Western Health Trust area. The “Registry of Deliberate Self Harm” recorded almost 2,700 incidents between January 2007 and December 2008. The A&E units of Altnagelvin, Tyrone County and Erne Hospitals took part. The….

Continue reading

Binge drinking linked to breast cancer

A leading surgeon says breast cancer rates could soar unless young women cut back on binge drinking – and that mammograms are being “oversold”. Dr Trevor Smith said alcohol was among the lifestyle choices that contributed towards New Zealand’s having one of the highest breast cancer rates in the world. He called on the Government….

Continue reading