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Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Abuse: What’s the Connection?

On their own, psychiatric conditions and alcohol abuse are difficult to treat. The effects are often even harder to manage and treat when someone struggles with both. Research shows that about 45 percent of people with bipolar disorder also meet the diagnostic criteria for alcohol use disorder. Left untreated, people with this combination suffer from…

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Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder and When to Seek Help

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that used to be called “manic depression.” Bipolar disorder generally involves fluctuations in a person’s mood, from depression to an elevated, euphoric high. There is no cure for bipolar disorder, but it can be managed and treated effectively by participating in a bipolar treatment program. Understanding the symptoms…