Bipolar disorder (manic depression) is a brain disorder, a chemical deficiency in the brain. This disorder causes shifts in a person's mood state, energy level and performance ability. Suicide is a dangerous component of the bipolar puzzle. This illness is long-term but treatable. A combination of drugs and psychotherapy is widely prescribed and will return most patients to a productive life.
A user-led charity based in the United Kingdom that aims to enable people affected by bipolar to take control of their lives through information and publications, self help groups and legal and employment advice.
Equilibrium - The Bipolar Foundation
International organization dedicated to improving treatment and understanding of the causes and effects of bipolar disorder. Contains an evidence based treatment section, and an opportunity to join the network.
International Society for Bipolar Disorders
Aims to become a forum to foster ongoing international collaboration on education and research to advance the treatment of all aspects of bipolar disorders. Membership is open to mental healthcare professionals and interested lay groups and individuals. Includes articles and membership, conference, training and education details.
National Bipolar Foundation
Provides education, advocacy and an aid to researchers. Features news and membership information.
The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation
Dedicated to fostering awareness, understanding and research for child and adolescent bipolar disorder. Includes details about the foundation, research and Ryan's story.
Last update:January 10, 2016 at 2:34:52 UTC