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Bipolar Disorder II: A review

Lithium is the current gold standard for the pharmacological treatment of bipolar disorder
Lithium is the current gold standard for the pharmacological treatment of bipolar disorder. Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/home_of_chaos/4928878371

This post will look at Bipolar Disorder (BD) and where possible focus on the variant Bipolar Disorder II. It will examine its genetic and psychosocial aetiologies, and consider its diagnosis and treatment. A brief visit will be paid to online spaces for treatment. The post will conclude that Bipolar Disorder is a pernicious illness but that hope remains for the sufferer that with good management and strong support they can lead a productive life.

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