5 responses

  1. Malena Wilson
    January 6, 2017

    Hello Live a little longer, can you tell me how is bipolar disorder diagnosed?


    • liveadmin
      January 9, 2017

      Hello Malena Wilson, Bipolar disorder cannot yet be diagnosed physiologically by blood tests or brain scans. Currently, diagnosis is based on symptoms, course of illness, and family history. Clinicians rule out other medical conditions, such as a brain tumor, stroke or other neuropsychiatric illnesses that may also cause mood disturbance. The different types of bipolar disorder are diagnosed based on the pattern and severity of manic and depressive episodes.


  2. Sunil Patnaik
    January 11, 2017

    How to treat a person who is affected by bipolar disorder?


    • liveadmin
      January 19, 2017

      While no cure exists for bipolar disorder, it is treatable and manageable with psychotherapy and medications. Mood stabilizing medications are usually the first choice in medication. Lithium is the most commonly prescribed mood stabilizer. Anticonvulsant medications are usually used to treat seizure disorders, and sometimes offer similar mood-stabilizing effects as antipsychotics and antidepressants. Bipolar disorder is much better controlled when treatment is continuous.


  3. Omar
    January 30, 2017

    Can you please tell me what are the symptoms of bipolar disorder??


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