Seasonal Affective Disorder -- A Report On A Presentation By Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D. Chief of the Section of Environmental Psychiatry National Institute of Mental Health. A complicating factor for many bipolar patients.
Rapid Cycling Disorder: Treatment Options
-- Orna Guralnik, Psy.D. This is a very short piece with some precautionary statements about treating those who rapid cycle. You must first register with Medscape before you can access this article. Register here.(Registration is free and one time only).
Mixed State Heterogeneity: A Mural of Mood and Temperament
-- Speaker: Hagop Akiskal, MD and Reporter: Deborah Carver, MD. Dr. Akiskal takes a dim view of the limited scope the DSM IV allows psychiatrists in terms of the sorting out process that is particularly difficult in cases of mixed states.This is a short and non-technical article. You must first register with Medscape before you can access this article. Register here.(Registration is free and one time only).
A Broader Definition for Mixed States
-- Dr. Giulio Perugi, discusses a new method for identifying clients who suffer from mixed states. This is an excellent article. You must first register with Medscape before you can access this article. Register here.(Registration is free and one time only).
Internet Mental Health -- This is the parent site for the article below. A very good site for information on diagnosis, medications, and a magazine covering new information on the mental health scene.. Can take time to search due to its size.
Update On Mood Disorders -- From the Internet Mental Health site, this 3 part piece entails a comprehensive discussion of diagnosis, treatment and related issues.
Mental Health Net -- Another excellent all-round site for finding info about BPD. The page earmarked here takes you to a discussion of general symptoms and then into an explanation of BP I, BP II, BP III and Cyclothymia.
The Bipolar Planet -- Another offbeat, fun bipolar site. Go visit Sister Leslie and raise a little BP hell--besides, she wants a 5 star rating ya know?Fun and informative
Bipolar Disorder -- General information about the various bipolar states, from acute mania to acute depression.
Ask The Expert -- Dr. Ron Pies answers the layperson's questions about various mental disorders and the drugs used to treat them. I've included links to questions pertaining to bipolar disorder only below, but please check out this question index link for tons of questions and answers on every illness imaginable. All answers are short (a page or less).
Medscape's Medline Search Engine -- An truly wonderful resource for research with one caveat. Medscape will not allow you to repost or use their articles in other forums.---Register here. You must first register with Medscape before you can access the database. Registration is free.
PharmWeb--Pharmacy Information on the Internet -- PharmWeb - On a new server, Pharmweb is a cornucopia of good information. You'll find medical dictionaries, search Medline, newsgroups and too much more to mention. Really fine site!