Three women put their arms around each other and talk about helping a loved one with bipolar disorder

Helping a Loved One with Bipolar Disorder

Caring for a person with bipolar disorder makes life a balancing act. A caregiver needs to allow time for their loved ones’ breakdowns, irrational decisions and immobility and still allow time to care for themselves. It is difficult maintaining a healthy relationship when one partner has bipolar, yet that person wants a healthy relationship as…

New Brain Scan Distinguishes Between Bipolar, Unipolar Depression

Blood flow across different regions of the brain may help to distinguish between bipolar depression and ordinary “unipolar” depression, new research suggests. Although it’s a preliminary finding and a relatively small study, the existing difficulty in distinguishing between the two forms of depression and the invasive nature of positron emission tomography (PET scans) gives the…