Bipolar Disorder Infographic Infographic by TopCounselingSchools.org Sources HealthResearchFunding.org | 40 Profound Bipolar Disorder Suicide Statistics Statistic Brain Research Institute | Bipolar Disorder Statistics NIMH NIH | Bipolar Disorder Mayo Clinic | Bipolar Disorder Related Kitt O'Malley2015-11-03T09:00:32+00:00November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mania, Mental Illness, Mood Cycling|Tags: bipolar infographic, infographic|12 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInTumblrPinterestEmail About the Author: Kitt O'Malley Bipolar Writer & Mental Health Advocate Related Posts Balancing Act — Writing Through a Bipolar Life is for Sale! Gallery Balancing Act — Writing Through a Bipolar Life is for Sale! What I’ve Been Up To Lately Gallery What I’ve Been Up To Lately Ending Bipolar Disorder Stigma with Facts Gallery Ending Bipolar Disorder Stigma with Facts Happy Birthday to Me! Gallery Happy Birthday to Me! Balancing Act Book Cover Reveal Gallery Balancing Act Book Cover Reveal 12 Comments Just Plain Ol' Vic November 7, 2015 at 2:05 pm - Reply Reblogged this on Just Plain Ol' Vic and commented: Some great information here. If you or someone that you care for has bi-polar disorder, please be sure to give this a look. Kitt O'Malley November 7, 2015 at 2:29 pm - Reply Thanks for sharing, Vic. Just Plain Ol' Vic November 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm - Reply It is an awesome graphic! Just Plain Ol' Vic November 3, 2015 at 7:51 pm - Reply Wow, so much helpful information! Thanks for sharing! Kitt O'Malley November 4, 2015 at 6:38 pm - Reply My pleasure. Sharing it was easy. Adding the alt text to the image was a lot of work, though. I try to keep different disabilities in mind when adding images and video (blindness, deafness). Jess Melancholia November 3, 2015 at 10:39 am - Reply This infographic is amazingly helpful but lately I’ve been a really big advocate for discussions about hypersexuality as a huge symptom of hypomania. It affects 25 to 80 percent of all patients with mania and bipolar women have it more often than men. From personal experience, it’s distracting and dangerous; especially for people in relationships. A quote I really like from the article I attached in this comment says, “while hypersexuality is listed as one of the primary symptoms of bipolar in the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition), may psychiatrists refer to it almost as an afterthought – if at all – when forming a diagnosis”. Not to burst anyone’s bubble but there needs to be more about that in the DSM-V and more open discussion between psychiatrists and patients… ..Again. Sorry for the tangent. Just something that I feel strongly about. http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/bipolar-support-forums/general-support/2582227-bipolar-hypersexuality Kitt O'Malley November 3, 2015 at 11:49 am - Reply Thank you for sharing the comment and the link. Too often we gloss over some of the symptomatic behaviors of bipolar disorder. Does no one a service to not address hypersexuality or aggression, for that matter. Hypersexuality destroys lives, destroys relationships, destroys families. Thank you. Lizzy November 3, 2015 at 9:19 am - Reply Hey there, Kitt! Very interesting. Thank you for the education as I follow your posts. You are helping me to better understand my friend who struggles with bipolar. May the Lord God bless you in your ministry to help others better understand this illness. Enjoy your day! Kitt O'Malley November 3, 2015 at 11:43 am - Reply Thank you, Lizzy. You are a very dear friend to take the time to educate yourself about bipolar disorder. It’s hard to explain to your loved ones how you experience the world. I find it easier to write about it. dyane November 3, 2015 at 9:17 am - Reply Very helpful information – thanks for sharing! Hope that M.’s migraine is better today, prayed for him yesterday. And for you. love you! Kitt O'Malley November 3, 2015 at 11:42 am - Reply Thanks. His headache did lift. Meds and prayers helped. He’s sleeping now. Said he couldn’t sleep last night. dyane November 3, 2015 at 11:50 am - Reply Poor guy……will keep you both in my thoughts!!! Glad he’s able to sleep now…. Join the conversation. Leave a comment. Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.