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  1. Bipolar Affective Disorder (Awesome Library)
      Provides articles. 5-00.

  2. Bipolar Affective Disorder in Teens (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
      Provides families with information on manic-depressive illness in teens.

  3. Bipolar Affective Disorder (American Psychiatric Association)
      Provides professional practice guidelines for treatment and includes diagnostic information. 1-01

  4. Mental Health Disorders (American Psychiatric Association)
      Provides professional practice guidelines for treatment of 10 mental health disorders. Includes diagnostic information for eating disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, delirium, panic disorder, schizophrenia, nicotine dependence, substance abuse, dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and more. 1-01

  5. Anxiety Disorders

  6. Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder (
      "You’ve read up on bipolar disorder and think it may be causing your intense mood swings and problems with relationships at school or work."

      "But you aren’t sure. Your symptoms—or those of the spouse, child, or friend you’re worried about—also resemble those of other mental disorders, such as depression, borderline personality disorder, anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)."

      "Your confusion is understandable. Bipolar disorder can be difficult even for mental health professionals to diagnose, because many of the symptoms overlap with those of other mental illnesses, says S. Nassir Ghaemi, MD, the director of the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston." 03-11

  7. Prescriptions for Bipolar Disorder (
      "Medicines, when taken regularly as prescribed, can help control bipolar mood swings. Although your family doctor can prescribe medicines to treat bipolar disorder, you will probably be referred to a psychiatrist, who is trained specifically to treat mental disorders."

      "Mood stabilizers, such as lithium, are usually prescribed first to treat mania and to prevent the return of both manic and depressive episodes." 03-11

  8. Managing Bipolar Disorder (
      "People with bipolar disorder generally need to be treated with mood stabilizers and other medications. But maintaining a healthy lifestyle is also important. Eating right, sticking to a regular sleep schedule, and other healthy habits can help people with bipolar disorder manage their condition." 03-11

  9. Assessing Bipolar Disorder (
      Provides a questionnaire to help determine if you or someone you are answering for has bipolar disorder. 03-11

  10. Bipolar Disorder and Employment Discrimination (
      "Rights for people with mental disability can be a nightmare for lawyers, as well." 03-11

  11. Subtle Signs of Bipolar Disorder (
      "When it comes to mental illness, there are plenty of stereotypes. But in reality, mood disorders can be hard to pinpoint—particularly in people with bipolar disorder symptoms." 04-11

  12. -Study: Fish Found With Pharmaceuticals in Them (CBS News)
      "Fish caught near wastewater treatment plants serving five major U.S. cities had residues of pharmaceuticals in them, including medicines used to treat high cholesterol, allergies, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder and depression, researchers reported Wednesday."

      "Findings from this first nationwide study of human drugs in fish tissue have prompted the Environmental Protection Agency to significantly expand similar ongoing research to more than 150 different locations." 03-09

  13. Editorial: Reducing Gun Violence Is Not About Looking into the Minds of Killers (CNN News)
      "What we do know, based on the best available scientific evidence on the link between violence and mental illness in populations, is that most violence is not caused by a major psychiatric condition like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or depression. Psychiatric disorder accounts for only about 4% of violent behavior, across the spectrum from minor to serious assaultive acts. And the vast majority of people with serious mental illnesses do not behave violently."

      "If research on patterns of violence in populations tells us anything, it's that no single thing causes assaultive behavior. Even when serious psychopathology plays a role, it is almost never a sufficient explanation. Other variables -- personal background characteristics and life experience, features of the social environment, substance abuse -- all may interact to make violent acts statistically more likely. That makes it complicated to explain and very difficult to predict actions on an individual level."

      "When we total up the contributions of all the risk factors with known links to violent behavior, most of it is left unexplained."

      "The present national moment of grief and soul searching should not become another occasion for oversimplifying the problem of gun violence and laying the blame on any one thing -- 'it's the guns' or 'it's untreated mental illness' or 'it's the information system' or 'it's the violent popular culture in society.' It may be all of those things. We need to address all of the variables and come up with smart evidence-based policies. Looking inside the killer's head should not be the first place to start." 07-12

  14. National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (
      "The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders." 12-02

  15. Stress

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