Monthly Archives: February 2014

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Inositol and bipolar

February 24th, 2014|Categories: Diet and Nutrition|0 Comments

Inositol has been making headlines as a healthier and natural way to help treat and improve symptoms relating to depression, over compulsive disorders, and even panic attacks, but not many people know what or where to find this nutrient. Part of the vitamin B family it is important to note that research is still ongoing concerning the benefits of this supplement, but early tests do seem to show that there are several positive effects associated with Inositol. In this article you will learn how this nutrient can improve your mental health, and help treat several of the symptoms associated with a bipolar disorder. You will also find information and its interaction with lithium, along with the best methods of taking the vitamin B complex. While it is important to remember that research is still being conducted and that most test results are still preliminary, understanding the possible benefits of Inositol and being able to discuss it with your health care provider can improve your own treatment.

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Bipolar Type 1

February 24th, 2014|Categories: Bipolar Spectrum Disorder|0 Comments

It should be mentioned that type 1 bipolar disorders are the most extreme and are commonly categorized by manic episodes followed by deep depression, and even erratic behaviors can also be exhibited. In this article you will find a comprehensive explanation for the signs and symptoms associated with a type 1 bipolar disorders, along with explanations detailing the differences in treatments for the separate conditions and how it can affect your life and those around you. If you feel that you might be suffering from a bipolar disorder there are helpful links included in the article that can get you started on a screening that can help you narrower down your condition. As always it is impossible for you to diagnose yourself, and if your do test positive on the screening it is important to speak immediately with your health care adviser for a second opinion to ensure you start the right treatment plan.

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Bipolar Treatments

February 21st, 2014|Categories: Treatments|0 Comments

One of the first things that you should know about your bipolar disorder is that the treatments might be different for the two types, and that it is not uncommon for you to experience a period of trial and error before you find one that works for your specific symptoms. It is important to remember that not everyone experiences the intense highs and lows the same way and that the remedy that works for one person might not have an noticeable effect on someone else. In this informative article you will be able to learn about the different treatments available and how each one effects specific symptoms, which will make it easier for you to help your health care adviser find one that works best for you. Once you understand the different treatment options that are available it will be easier to manage and prevent your manic mood swings.

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Am I bipolar?

February 16th, 2014|Categories: Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder|0 Comments

Harvard researchers have come up with an index that can finally help you determine if you are bipolar and the severity of the disorder, but some health care professionals wonder how effective this test really is. A bipolar disorder, whether it is type one or two cannot be easily measured by a simple test that only requires “yes or no” answers and it is extremely important to always get a second opinion. While this does not invalidate any screening test that has been developed by various health care experts and it can help suffers of mood swings recognize that there is a problem, it is still difficult to differentiate between a bipolar illness and a personality disorder. As you continue to read through this article the pros and cons of these tests will be further explained, and hopefully help you understand your manic mood swings and find a treatment plan that works for you.

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I love these quotes on bipolar Will you?

February 11th, 2014|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

We usually don’t realize how often we use famous and infamous quotes in our speech patterns and writings, and this tendency to want to repeat the sayings of others can actually be beneficial in your bipolar disorder treatment. Quotes utter by others with the same or similar condition not only help you feel less alone, these sayings can also give you strength and courage in the face of a difficult situation and help you resist the triggers that can cause a manic episode. In this article you will find plenty of quotes dealing with all aspects of a bipolar disorder that cover everything from sex and suicide to depression and whether or not creative genius is worth the mental and physical anguish living with this illness can bring. While quotes should not be your only form of therapy, it can give you the strength and courage you need to deal with your bipolar disorder.

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Your Bipolar Treatment Contract

February 11th, 2014|Categories: Living with Bipolar Disorder|0 Comments

One of the most effective ways to manage your bipolar disorder is to take the time to create a treatment contract, which provides you and your loved ones with a clear plan that is designed to protect you when a severe mood swing occurs. This contract should include more than a simple promise to try and control your manic mood swings and behavior along with a rough outline of your treatment plan, it should also be able to serve as a safety net when a problem occurs. In order for the contract to effectively aid in your treatment there are some steps that should be followed, and the information included in this article can help you get started. It is one of the easiest steps for you to take on your road to recovery, and having the support of your friends and family can be an invaluable tool in your overall treatment.

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Bipolar disability

February 1st, 2014|Categories: Money|0 Comments

It is not always possible for you to earn a steady income when you are suffering from a bipolar disorder, especially if you are still trying to find a treatment that works for your particular symptoms. While there are governmental programs available to supplement your income and to ensure that you get the help that you need, trying to figure out where to get the forms and then trying to fill out the paperwork to get your claim approved can be enough to trigger a manic episode. In this article you will find tips and tricks that will make it easier to get the financial help and support that you need without having to jump through hoops and actually have a manic episode just to prove that you have the disorder. Taking away the stress that frequently occurs when you are trying to claim your social security disability benefits can make filling out the mountains of paperwork seem almost enjoyable.

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