Bipolar

10 Ways to Support Someone with Bipolar

When family and friends understand how things are for those of us with bipolar, it helps move us along the road to recovery and helps us all live more harmoniously. By Stephen Propst For those of us who have bipolar disorder, we are kidding ourselves if we think we can go it alone. While one of...

5 Surprising Signs & Hidden Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder

We tend not to think of people with bipolar disorder as having any “hidden symptoms.” It may seem that individuals with bipolar are either engaged in their treatment — and therefore experience few extreme mood swings — or they are not. If not, they may seem very depressed and down, or the opposite: very full of...

21 things you only know if you’re bipolar-Term Life

I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, when I was 24. Since then I’ve spent many years hiding it from friends, family and colleagues. It’s only recently I’ve started writing and speaking openly about it, in the hope that other people, with or without mental health conditions, feel less afraid of...

Bipolar Disorder Signs and Symptoms

Bipolar Disorder Signs and SymptomsBipolar disorder is a brain disorder marked by bouts of extreme and impairing changes in mood, thinking, and behavior. Bipolar disorder can be treated but not cured, it tends to be episodic in nature, but the goal of treatment is to manage the disease, decrease the severity of depressive and manic...

15 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT BIPOLAR DISORDER

When thinking of bipolar disorder, some of the unfortunate associations that spring to mind include Kathy Bates in Misery and Carrie Mathison fromHomeland. IRL, Bipolar disorder isn’t anything like as scary or dramatic. Here are 15 things you may not have known about the condition. Sure, if there’s a family history of bipolar disorder, then...

Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar I Disorder Mood swings with bipolar I cause significant difficulty in your job, school or relationships. Manic episodes can be severe and dangerous. Bipolar II Disorder Bipolar II is less severe than bipolar I. You may have an elevated mood, irritability and some changes in your functioning, but generally you can carry on with your normal...

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