Use the Bipolarity Index and score yourself on five dimensions such as age of onset and response to mood stabilizing medications that researchers consider indicative of bipolar disorder.
Of course the fact that bipolar is so misdiagnosed is no longer news. However, this article does a good job of explaining the consequences of this on-going diagnostic train wreck: "“The consequences of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment with antidepressants include a deteriorating clinical course, an increased risk of rapid cycling, suicide, alcoholism, substance abuse, sexually transmitted infections, and criminal activity, and increased costs of care.”
Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on March 9, essentially erasing an hour of sleep and throwing off the body’s internal clock. Research suggests that disruptions in that internal rhythm can trigger bipolar symptoms. Tips:1. Plan for it - Try to go to bed 15 minutes earlier each day in the week prior to the time change. Then when it comes to the weekend, your internal clock is already shifted to an earlier sleep and wake-up time. 2. Stick to your normal wake time. This keeps the internal clock in its typical rhythm.3. Expose yourself to sunlight in the morning.
Do you ever have negative thoughts or feelings about yourself because you have bipolar disorder? Is the most critical voice the one in your own head? You may be experiencing self-stigma, and educating yourself about bipolar disorder can help.
Some students experience their first symptoms of bipolar disorder in college, while others find themselves returning to college after an absence caused
Sometimes it pays to stick with the classics!
Parents with bipolar disorder are sometimes criticized for having children, or even counseled to not have children. This is because of the high heritability of bipolar, and a misunderstanding of how bipolar can impact parenting. However, new research shows parents who understand their condition watch for signs of bipolar disorder in their children and are in a unique position to support their children.
Research shows that people with bipolar disorder tend to have the same traits as successful comedians. The bipolar-humor link also works the other way. Mining an illness for laughs can be cathartic and empowering.
At last! A simple test to distinguish Bipolar 2 from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).
Create a Bipolar Treatment Contract when well to protect you if you get sick.
The 2014 Bipolar Lives Scholarship is a cash award of $500.
A Bipolar Wellness Plan is a powerful tool for recover and prevention you can starting using today
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