Bipolar

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...

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...

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...

45 Truths People With Bipolar Disorder Wish Others Understood:Term Life

About 5.7 million adults in the U.S. live with bipolar disorder, but the illness is often misunderstood and rarely talked about. Like other mental illnesses, bipolar disorder faces a stigma that can make it difficult for people living with it to openly discuss it or access the resources they need. The Mighty wanted to hear...

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...

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...

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