Bipolar 1 Versus Bipolar 2

2017-11-29T12:03:51+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Categories: Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder|0 Comments

Did you know that there is more than one type of bipolar disorder? This is important, since it will determine your treatment plan. This includes the medications you take to manage your symptoms. There are actually four types of this disorder, but the most common are Bipolar Type 1 and Bipolar Type 2. So, which […]

Bipolar Disorder And ICD 10

2017-11-29T11:43:01+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Categories: Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder|0 Comments

Have you noticed that certain codes keep appearing in your medical history? If you have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it should contain certain numerical codes. You might also see that the coding has changed, and this can be confusing. Does this mean that your bipolar symptoms have also evolved, and your psychiatrist neglected to […]

Bipolar Disorder And Grief

2017-11-25T10:28:47+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Living with Bipolar Disorder|3 Comments

Managing your bipolar disorder is difficult enough when you are only dealing with daily stress. Add the loss of a loved one, and you can soon find your emotions spiraling out of control. It doesn’t matter if it’s a friend, family member or pet. The loss of a loved one can be especially devastating if […]

Bipolar Disorder And Relapse

2017-11-25T10:31:09+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Categories: Living with Bipolar|5 Comments

Bipolar Disorder And Relapse Even if you take your medication consistently there is no guarantee that it will prevent a bipolar episode. Relapses will happen. This doesn’t mean that you must resign yourself to embarrassing and unpleasant hospital stays for the rest of your life. There’s hope. If you can learn how to identify those […]

Bipolar Disorder and Hypersensitivity

2017-11-25T10:31:48+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: Living with Bipolar|1 Comment

Hypersensitivity can occur during bipolar depressive or manic episodes. While NOT everyone diagnosed with bipolar disorder experiences hypersensitivity, this little researched condition typically occurs during bipolar manic episodes when everything is amplified. It can mean that you find that harsh artificial lights set you on edge or odors that usually don’t bother you are forcing […]

Bipolar Disorder And Exercise

2017-11-24T18:14:03+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Categories: Get Treatment, Living with Bipolar|5 Comments

Bipolar Disorder And Exercise Managing bipolar disorder symptoms requires commitment, hard work and medication. Even if you faithfully follow a carefully planned routine, there’s no guarantee that you won’t experience the depressive lows and manic highs. In fact, chances are you will still have to find ways to make it through the day when your […]

Bipolar Disorder And Vacations

2017-11-25T09:13:54+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Categories: Living with Bipolar|2 Comments

Vacations are usually a time to relax and take a break from your normal routine. Unfortunately, it is this change that can ruin an otherwise great trip if you’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. For some, even getting ready for a trip is enough to trigger their bipolar symptoms. When this is combined with the […]

Bipolar Disorder And The Seasons

2017-07-25T12:56:31+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Categories: Living with Bipolar|3 Comments

Can you track your upcoming mood swings simply by looking at the calendar? If so, you are not alone. Seasonal changes can trigger your bipolar disorder symptoms especially during the winter and spring. According to the director of psychiatry at the University of Michigan Depression Center in Ann Arbor, patients with bipolar disorder often report […]