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...

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...

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...


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...

25 Things Only Someone with Bipolar Disorder Would Understand

This is from, 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...

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...

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