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DSM-5 Bipolar 2: Criteria, symptoms, and treatments

Bipolar 2 disorder is a class of mood disorder characterized by at least one major depressive episode and at least one hypomanic episode. Bipolar 2 is distinguished from the other mood disorders bipolar 1 (manic depression) and cyclothymic disorder by hypomania, which is a period of elevated mood that doesn’t…

Observe World Mental Health Day on October 10: Understand, prioritize, and raise awareness for mental health

World Mental Health Day is observed annually on October 10th in over 100 countries to promote mental health awareness and advocate for individuals with mental health issues. Since its inception in 1992, World Mental Health Day has helped to expand knowledge, advocate against social stigmas, and support people suffering from…

Mental health disorders that often go undiagnosed: Bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and borderline personality disorder

In many cases, a mental illness goes undiagnosed, due to an individual’s failure or hesitance to seek treatment, as well as misdiagnosis from a mental health provider. There are three mental health conditions in specific that often of undiagnosed: bipolar disorder, post-traumatic disorder, and borderline personality disorder. When it comes…

This Is What a Manic Episode Looks Like

In Demi Lovato’s newly-released documentary, Simply Complicated, the star details her struggle with a multitude of mental illnesses, from eating disorders to depression to addiction to bipolar disorder—all of which went undiagnosed for years. The effects, however, were observable long before. Demi traces her bipolar disorder back to a fairly…

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