Bipolar disorder articles are easy to find on the Internet.
But how accurate is their bipolar information?
How up-to-date is their bipolar news?
Can you really rely on them for a single true bipolar fact?
If the disorder has become bizarrely fashionable, then the truth about bipolar - especially online - is a fashion victim!
Faddish, self-obsessed, anxious, and either ego-driven or commercially driven, the deluge of celebrity coming outs and revelations combines with an onslaught of "big-pharma" advertising, and the snake oil of self-styled experts.
This is NOT bipolar information you can trust!
On the other hand, there has never been a time when so much high quality information is accessible to mental health consumers and their supporters.
Practice a little discernment in your online reading and you may soon know more than your doctor.
One of the things you will discover from the genuine clinical research is that education is one of the most valuable components in treating bipolar disorder. So explore, learn, investigate, dig!
Here are the places I have found to provide consistently accurate, recent, useful information, with a healthy balance of the purely factual and that which is just a tad provocative:
Just remember to consider the source of the information.
This is a short but excellent list.
You can branch out later, but if you start off going for quality over quantity, you will build a sound foundation of knowledge that will make it easy to recognize good information when you go exploring on your own.
Really, the whole Bipolar-Lives.com website is just a collection of my own bipolar disorder articles.
Click a link to any page on the menu bar and you will see what I mean.
For example, there are articles on Bipolar Treatment Centers, on Bipolar History, Bipolar Symptoms and Signs - nearly 80 in total.
There are also the articles included almost daily in the Bipolar Blog.
Sometimes I publish elsewhere on the Internet - check out this collection of some of my favorite articles on bipolar disorder, including:
The link between bipolar disorder and creativity is well known.
Members of the Bipolar-Lives community often share my enthusiasm for learning as much as they can about BP, and finding ways to share with others.
Here are some contributed articles . . .
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My Testimony as a Christian with Bipolar Disorder
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Thoughts Behind the Mind
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Accutane and Bipolar Disorder
Is there a link between Accutane and bipolar disorder? Isotretinoin medication (known in the US under the brand name Accutane®) typically treats extreme …
Bipolar Disorder Holiday Survival Guide - The 12 Steps of Christmas
More and more we are coming to understand the huge role that stress plays in bipolar disorder. Given how stressed out most folks can get around the holidays, …
Is Bipolar Disorder Different For Girls?
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Bipolar? Need a More Caring Doctor? Try a Female!
If you have bipolar disorder, depression, or another mood disorder, and feel your doctor is disengaged, aloof, or indifferent, it may erode trust and impede …
What Are Your Bipolar Prodromes?
What the heck are prodromes? "Prodromes" is a medical term for an early symptom indicating the onset of an illness or attack. In relation to bipolar disorder, …
Are You REALLY Bipolar?
In recent years the number of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder has increased dramatically. Why is this? Only a few years ago, the estimates were …
Is Your Bipolar More Than Mood Swings?
Do you experience troubling bipolar disorder symptoms apart from mood swings? What I mean is - do you suffer from persistent symptoms even when you …
Worried About Bipolar Disorder? What to Expect From a Mental Health Consultation
For all that we have seen such a dramatic spike in recent diagnoses of bipolar disorder, there are still many people who are going untreated. Bipolar disorder …
Bipolar Disorder In a Loved One? - How to Help
Have any of you read Xavier Amador's wonderful book, "I Am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help!"? It provides a simple blueprint for helping a loved one accept …
Bipolar or Depressed? Commonly Overlooked Clues
We are often told that the way to distinguish depression (as in unipolar depression) from bipolar depression is to look for other symptoms in the patient, …
The Primacy of Mania - Re-thinking Bipolar Disorder
What if bipolar disorder is not primarily characterized by the mood swings from depression to mania? What if our understanding of how most people with …
Bipolar Types - Is There a Spectrum?
Types of Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar disorder (BP), commonly known as Manic-Depression, is a serious mood disorder where sufferers experience extreme and …
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