Bipolar articles are plentiful on the Internet—all you have to do is go up to the Google search bar on your computer screen and type in the words bipolar disorder, and click on GO.  Then sit back and wait, and soon you will have more bipolar articles to choose from than you can imagine!

 

Although the choice of bipolar articles will be vast, you may soon realize several problems in the articles on bipolar disorder that you choose to explore further:

 

  • Many bipolar articles will have the same information.  This may not necessarily be a problem, as the information may be presented in different ways, and some articles may have more bipolar information than others.
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  • Some bipolar articles will have outdated information.  For instance, some articles will quote research material and statistics on bipolar disorder from as far back as 1999 (I know, I have read it), which may have been accurate back then, but not necessarily current.  This makes the time you spent in choosing and reading this article a complete waste of time, because you have no idea whether these statistics are still accurate today.
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  • Some bipolar articles will have more material on other disorders than on bipolar itself.  For instance, they will only refer to bipolar disorder as it is part of the larger category of depressive disorders.  In this case, you will get very little information, and may feel frustrated in your efforts to find the information on bipolar disorder that you are looking for to help yourself and your own disorder.
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  • Some bipolar articles will have misleading information.  These articles will be more like advertisements for medications or for treatment centers or hospitals.  In the cases of medications, the pharmaceutical manufacturers may sell medications for bipolar disorder, but it may only be a very small part of what they sell.  In the cases of treatment centers and hospitals, they may serve all types of mental illnesses, bipolar disorder being just a small part, and the bipolar article that you happen upon is just a self-serving advertisement in the form of a bipolar article.
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  • Some bipolar articles may have harmful information, and this is what I caution you against the most.  Be aware of articles about herbs, vitamins, natural remedies and other alternative methods (especially if they use the word CURE) as treatment for bipolar disorder, and be forewarned if they encourage you to use these alternative treatments in place of your prescribed medication.  ALWAYS check with your doctor before using anything other than your prescribed medication.  Using these other treatments in addition to your prescribed medication may be all right, if your doctor gives you the go-ahead.  But be aware of bipolar articles that encourage you to take any of these other alternative methods instead of your regular medication.
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