First drug to beat manic depression

First drug to beat manic depression

A new drug is set to revolutionise the lives of manic depressives who, until now, have had to rely on medication that offers only a temporary solution. For decades, psychiatrists have struggled to control the condition that affects more than half a million people in the UK. Sufferers experience dramatic mood swings, which in some cases can lead to suicide. Zyprexa is one of the newer anti-psychotic drugs or mood enhancers and works by altering the brain chemistry to adjust imbalances. It is the first drug to have an impact on the symptoms of manic depression since the introduction of lithium m... »

Bipolar: Key Recovery Concepts

Bipolar: Key Recovery Concepts

Hope. With good symptom management, it is possible to experience long periods of wellness. Believing that you can cope with your mood disorder is both accurate and essential to recovery. Perspective. Depression and manic-depression often follow cyclical patterns. Although you may go through some painful times and it may be difficult to believe things will get better, it is important not to give up hope. Personal Responsibility. It’s up to you to take action to keep your moods stabilized. This includes asking for help from others when you need it, taking your medication as prescribed and keepin... »