Student Now

Home | Index | Features | Life | Jobs | Travel | Entertainment | Research | College | Shopping

MediFocus MedCenter ® Back to Directory
Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also called manic depression, is a disorder of mood or affect that affects children and adolescents as well as adults. This disorder is characterized by two opposite extremes of mood: mania and depression.

The usual pattern of bipolar disorder is one of increasing intensity and duration of symptoms that progresses slowly over many years. However, symptoms and severity may vary significantly between individuals. Bipolar disorder can be severe and long-term, or it can be mild with infrequent episodes.

Bipolar disorder can have significant consequences on an individual's life. Impaired thinking and judgement can lead to poor decision making and impulsiveness. This can have disastrous effects on one's physical and sexual health, and financial and social wellbeing.

Treatment of Bipolar Disorder consists of a combination of medication and other forms of therapy. Several promising new treatments are currently under investigation.

Get the Facts... with your MediFocus Guide

This Medifocus Guide on Bipolar Disorder provides answers to the following important questions and medical issues:

What Your Doctor Reads:

This MediFocus Guide contains an extensive listing of citations and abstracts of recent journal articles that have been published about this condition in trustworthy medical journals. This is the same type of information that is available to physicians and other health care professionals. A partial selection of journal articles that are abstracted in this MediFocus Guide includes: understands that consumers who are facing serious medical issues need access to credible, up-to-date medical information to help them make informed health-care decisions. That's why we've developed the MediFocus Guides...the most advanced and trustworthy patient research guides for over 200 chronic and life-threatening conditions. Each MediFocus Guide includes a detailed overview of the condition including information about diagnosis, treatment options, cutting-edge research, and new developments; excerpts of important journal articles from the current medical literature focusing on standard treatments and treatment options; a directory of leading authors and medical institutions who specialize in the treatment of the condition; and a listing of organizations and support groups where you can obtain additional information about the illness.

MediFocus Guides are the perfect solution for consumers who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of their medical issue and avail themselves of the same type of professional level medical information that is used by physicians and other health-care professionals to help then in the clinical decision making process.
Medifocus: Medical Information You Can Trust


© Copyright 2000-2001, Inc. All rights reserved.

Save 30% off Factory-reconditioned Air Purifiers:  ongoing

Back to Directory

Index | Features | Life | Jobs | Travel | Entertainment | Research | College | Shopping

Free tape offer The Sedona Method