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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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