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Bipolar Symptoms and Causes

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness. People who have it go through unusual mood changes. They go from very happy, "up," and active to very sad and hopeless, "down," and inactive, and then back again. They often have normal moods in between. The up feeling is called mania. The down feeling is depression.

The causes of Bipolar disorder aren't always clear. It runs in families. Abnormal brain structure and function may also play a role.

Bipolar disorder often starts in a person's late teen or early adult years. But children and adults can have Bipolar disorder too. The illness usually lasts a lifetime.

If you think you may have it, tell your health care provider. A medical checkup can rule out other illnesses that might cause your mood changes.

If not treated, Bipolar disorder can lead to damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. However, there are effective treatments to control symptoms: medicine and talk therapy. A combination usually works best.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

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Abilify Side Effects

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Blood Glucose Increased (195)
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Depression (192)
Dystonia (189)
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Vision Blurred (185)
Suicidal Ideation (179)
Mania (178)
Death (178)
Hallucination (176)
Aggression (174)
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (169)
Fall (169)
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Weight Decreased (150)
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Hallucination, Auditory (136)
Abnormal Behaviour (135)
Schizophrenia (135)
Gait Disturbance (135)
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Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased (110)
Oedema Peripheral (109)
Completed Suicide (108)
Irritability (105)

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Recent Reviews

dystonia...on the right hand

Abilify for BiPolar Disorder, how does it work for you?

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Abilify for BiPolar Disorder, how does it work for you?

Acording to your list most of my meds combined with my diagnosis with bipolar can cause this and it is also true with alternative meds. The only question that remains is are there any combination of drus that I'm on can seriously complicate it and be

After taking the medication for two weeks I experience a severe allergic reaction to the medication. My side effects were paranoia hallucinations, anxiety, delusions, and psychosis. Due to the medication I was diagnosed bipolar.

Hi.. actually i have cyclothymia bipolar.. i just started using lithium 3 weeks ago... when do i start to feel a loooot better? thnx

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I am a 42yr. oldwoman who was prescribed Revia for alcoholic relapse. I am also bipolar and take Welbutrin (150mg) & Lamictal (100mg). I experience the side effects of an intense sensationsof needing to stretch - like when you wake

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I have been taking trilipix for 2 weeks and have been getting more depressed I don't see depression as a side effect so I'm not sure whats going on but its the only new med thats been added and my bipolar symptons are and have been in check so it ha

Bipolar Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.