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Understanding Bipolar Disorder

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 25, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 When people think about bipolar disorder, they may imagine someone who swings wildly between extreme happiness and devastating sadness. But bipolar disease often presents differently than the images we get from TV or movies. The majority of people living with…

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Inpatient Treatment For Bipolar Disorder

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 26, 2021 Updated: April 8, 2021 Bipolar disorder is a complex mental health disorder involving manic highs and depressive symptoms. Without treatment, it can be hard to manage. Once treatment is in place, it becomes more manageable. To get to that point, some people benefit from…

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The Connection Between Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 10, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 In the past, many referred to bipolar disorder as manic depression. This disorder is marked by intense and sudden shifts in behavior, energy levels, and mood. Some believed that drug and alcohol addiction recovery should address severe mental conditions such…

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Do I Have Bipolar Disorder?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 29, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020 Do I have bipolar disorder? Find the answer to the question by reading our latest article below.  One of the defining characteristics of the condition known as bipolar disorder is drastic mood swings that fluctuate between euphoria and depression. These…