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How Long Will a Bipolar Disorder Manic Episode Last?

People living with bipolar disorder may experience periods of mania and depression. (In the past, the disorder was commonly referred to as manic depression.) Symptoms of bipolar disorder typically emerge during a person’s teenage years or early adulthood, although there are rare cases of the disorder occurring much earlier and later in life. The length of a manic episode can vary significantly depending on the individual and severity of the condition. Learning more about bipolar 1 and 2 can help you determine whether you need mental health treatment at Summit Detox & Mental Health.

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Coping with Mania

How long does bipolar recovery take?

To understand bipolar recovery, you must first understand what bipolar disorder is and why it’s such a complicated mental health topic. While there may be a number of causal linkages for the onset of bipolar disorder — including genetic factors, drug and alcohol abuse, abnormal brain function, and even stress — the fact remains that more than 4% of American adults will experience some form of bipolar disorder in their lifetimes [i].

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The Most Effective Treatment for Severe Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is often associated with wild mood swings and erratic behavior, but the symptoms can range widely. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than four percent of all adults in the US will experience bipolar disorder some time in their lives [i]. Bipolar disorder can affect everyone at a different level of severity, but 83 percent of those affected by this disorder experience severe impairments].

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Mood Stabilizers and Antidepressants

What’s the Difference Between Mood Stabilizers and Antidepressants?

What is the difference between a mood stabilizer and an antidepressant? To answer this question, you must have a better understanding of the use of each drug.

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Understanding Mood Disorders

Understanding Mood Disorders

When you have a daily negative outlook that disrupts your ability to live a productive, fulfilling life, you may be suffering from a mood disorder — and you’re certainly not alone. Research shows that approximately 15.4% of adults had a mood or anxiety disorder in the last 12 months, with major depressive disorder being the most common mood disorder. Understand what mood disorders are and what symptoms to be aware of so you can ensure you get the help you need…

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Phases of Schizophrenia

Phases of Schizophrenia and How to Help

Schizophrenia is a complex disorder characterized by three distinct phases. Knowing which phase you are in is imperative when seeking the best viable treatment. Although there is some overlap, these three phases showcase unique signs and symptoms. If you have been diagnosed with schizophrenia or you are concerned about evolving symptoms, here’s what you need to know about the phase of schizophrenia and how to get the help you need.

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Psychosis

How Long Does Psychosis Last?

Psychosis refers to a variety of mental conditions that cause a person to experience something that is not actually happening in reality. During psychosis episodes, people have a hard time distinguishing between what’s happening in their minds and what’s real…

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Bipolar recovery

How long does bipolar recovery take?

Given the extreme ways that bipolar disorder affects relationships, work, and every other aspect of a person’s life, you probably seek recovery without knowing what to expect or how long it might take…

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Coping with Mania

Coping with Mania: Tips, Recovery, and Prevention

Mania varies from person to person. Some people have the ability to recognize when they’re heading toward a manic episode. But, others may often deny the severity of their symptoms…

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Antipsychotics

Antipsychotics – What You Need to Know

Antipsychotics regulate parts of the brain involved in mood, thinking, and perception. When taking these medications, individuals with severe mental health disorders can build meaningful relationships, maintain a career, and often even live longer. If you are currently taking antipsychotics or are interested in what they can do, this guide is for you…

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