Bipolar

Sadie’s Story: Life with Pediatric Bipolar Disorder-Term Life

Sadie’s mother knew her chatty, capricious, and disruptive daughter was different. But when a doctor diagnosed Sadie with pediatric bipolar disorder at the age of 5, it was a long road to acceptance — and treatment.Dorothy O’Donnell describes her daughter, Sadie — at her best — as a delightful and precocious child, charming adults...

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...

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...

25 Things Only Someone with Bipolar Disorder Would Understand

This is from Healthline.com, they actually asked me for my feedback, which I gave them. It is funny, and it takes away the catastrophizing that we intensely emotional people who have bipolar d/o do. It was a much needed reminder for me that everything isn’t always awful. It was a reminder for me to...

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...

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...

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