Featured Bipolar Disorder Articles
Descriptions of Featured Bipolar Disorder Articles
Lithium is a prescription drug approved to help control symptoms of bipolar disorder. This page on the eMedTV Web site provides a detailed overview of the drug, including how it works, possible side effects, and tips on when and how to take it.
Bipolar disorder is characterized by unusual shifts in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this disorder, including detailed information on possible symptoms.
Seroquel is a prescription drug approved to help manage symptoms of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed discussion on the drug, including its effects, dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
Bipolar disorder is a serious brain disease affecting over 2 million American adults. This eMedTV article describes the extreme shifts in mood, energy, and functioning that characterize the disease, and explains why proper treatment is crucial.
Abilify is a medication prescribed to treat schizophrenia, autism, bipolar disorder, or major depression. This eMedTV Web page offers a more in-depth look at this medication, including its effects, possible side effects, and dosing information.
A healthcare provider may prescribe Depakote to treat mania, epilepsy, or migraines. This eMedTV Web page explains how Depakote works and when and how to take it, as well as its possible side effects and general precautions and warnings.
Geodon is a medicine that can be prescribed to treat schizophrenia or bipolar disorder in adults. This eMedTV Web page provides an overview of Geodon uses, effects, general dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
Bipolar Disorder Symptoms
Bipolar disorder symptoms often shift radically, varying from extreme happiness to depression. This page from the eMedTV Web site describes symptoms of bipolar disorder in more detail, explaining the balance of manic and depressive symptoms.
Since bipolar disorder is a mental illness, there is no test that can diagnose the condition. This section of the eMedTV library explains why a bipolar test does not exist and lists the factors that doctors look for when considering a diagnosis.
Seroquel Side Effects
While most people tolerate Seroquel without problems, side effects are possible. This eMedTV page provides lists of both common and rare Seroquel side effects, as well as side effects that should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider.
Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Several bipolar disorder treatment options have been effective in stabilizing the radical mood swings. This eMedTV Web resource offers an in-depth look at how medications and psychosocial remedies can be beneficial treatment options.
Lithium Side Effects
Contact your doctor if you have side effects while taking lithium -- side effects could indicate toxicity. This eMedTV article offers a list of possible side effects and explains what your healthcare provider will do if they occur.
Lamotrigine is a drug that is used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder. This selection from the eMedTV Web site offers an in-depth look at this drug, providing information on its dosing, possible side effects, overdose symptoms, and more.
Risperidone is a medication used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and irritability due to autism. This eMedTV resource offers an overview of risperidone, including information on how it works, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Depakote 125 mg
There are three strengths available for delayed-release Depakote tablets (125 mg, 250 mg, and 500 mg). This eMedTV article explains what other forms and strengths Depakote comes in and offers dosing recommendations for this medication.
Symbyax is a medication that can be prescribed to treat depression due to bipolar disorder. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at the medication, explaining how it works, listing potential side effects, and offering tips for those taking it.
Toxicity is common in people taking lithium because the effective dose is close to the toxic dose. This eMedTV resource explains how lithium toxicity is determined and describes some symptoms to watch out for.
Medications have proven to be extremely beneficial in managing symptoms of bipolar disorder. This eMedTV segment describes how bipolar medications such as lithium and valproate can be effective in controlling and preventing mood swings.