The key to getting information on Bipolar Disorder is knowing where to get it. When you are first diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, your doctor or psychiatrist may give you a brochure or pamphlet that describes the disorder in general, but that is usually all the printed material you will receive from your doctor or psychiatrist.

Additional Bipolar Disorder information may be found, from the package inserts in your medication. You may receive samples of bipolar medication from your doctor or psychiatrist upon diagnosis, and in these samples there may be bipolar information from the pharmaceutical manufacturer of the drug you have received.

More information on Bipolar Disorder can sometimes be received from your pharmacist, who can give you a computer printout, if you ask for it. He/she can give you computer printouts on the medication your doctor prescribes, and can usually give you a printout on the disorder itself; at least some information on Bipolar Disorder. This is the reason the same pharmacy should be used so that the Pharmacist can become aware of your medications that are compatible or not.

Getting information on Bipolar Disorder, and knowing where to get it, can be tricky, but here are some suggestions:

1. One place to get information on Bipolar Disorder is to go to your local public library. There you will not only find books on bipolar that you can check out and read at your leisure, but there are also research materials on-site that have information on Bipolar Disorder. The disadvantage of research materials is that you cannot check them out, but they are still a good source for information on Bipolar Disorder as far as reference material goes. Most libraries now have on-line resources as well, that you can use on-site. Again, however, you will run into the same disadvantage as using research materials; that of not being able to take the materials home with you.

2. Information on Bipolar Disorder is easy to get from Bipolar Support Groups, as they usually have free literature to hand out. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) claims a network of over one thousand chapters and support groups across the country. They currently have Bipolar Support Groups in every state in the United States except North Dakota, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming. You can call DBSA directly at: 1-800-826-3632, to find the DBSA Support Group nearest to you.

3. Information on Bipolar Disorder is plentiful on the Internet. Just by typing in key words on the top of your computer screen on the search bar, then hitting the GO key, you will be given many choices of web sites to visit that offer much information on Bipolar Disorder. Depending on which key words you type in, will be the resulting bipolar information you will be offered. For instance, if you type in the key words, 'information on Bipolar Disorder,' you will find many and varied web sites to choose from that will offer you the information that you seek.