Bipolar DisorderInfo Center

Meds for Bipolar with Mixed Episodes
Some people with bipolar disorder have mixed episodes – they have symptoms of both mania and depression at the same time. Are anti-psychotics safe and effective for mixed symptoms?
Apples Don't Fall Far From the Personality Tree
The apple tree saying for families goes way back. Parents' traits often become their children's traits. And parents' mental health issues often become their children's too.
Kids These Days… and Their Rx
It's important to treat mental illness. But some people have concerns that children are over-treated with medications. Research evidence does show an increase in some psychiatric meds for kids.
Bipolar Balancing Act During Pregnancy
Being pregnant with a psychiatric disorder requires careful balancing of care. Women with bipolar disorder must decide whether or how to treat their condition while pregnant.
Less Hospital Time For Bipolar Disorder
Clozaril ( clozapine ) is sometimes used to treat people with bipolar disorder. But is it effective? A recent study found that people with bipolar disorder who took Clozaril were helped in some ways.
Family Relationships Can Affect Bipolar Disorder
Staying on a medication can be helpful for people with bipolar disorder. But certain aspects of family relationships may also play a role.
Seeking Answers to Kids' Random Pains
You know those "growing pains" kids sometimes have? Aches and pains with no apparent cause? Researchers are trying to figure out which kids are most likely to have them.
Seroquel and Drowsiness
Sedation, like feeling drowsy or slowed down, can be a side effect of taking Seroquel . There are two forms of Seroquel . Is one form better than the other?
Have You Been Screened for Depression?
Everyone has their good and bad days. But when the bad days are significantly outnumbering the good ones, how do you know if it might be depression? You seek help to find out.
Anxious and Moody, Tossing and Turning
Managing multiple mental health conditions, like a mood disorder and an anxiety disorder, can be more challenging than managing just one. It can also make insomnia worse.