Bipolar disorder is generally characterized by manic highs and depressive lows. While your mood swings are usually treated with a combination of medications and therapy, there are some other ways you can help manage your symptoms. Scheduling hobbies and other activities that you enjoy throughout the week can give you the additional structure you need […]
Occasional irritability and moodiness are common as the aging process progresses. This is usually due to the assorted aches and pains that are felt as the body grows older. However, if the behaviors or moods become extreme this could indicate the onset of bipolar disorder later in life. Bipolar disorder symptoms typically manifest in teens […]
Children, teens and college students all face certain challenges at school, and these can be even more difficult if they also have bipolar disorder. Drowsiness from medications and trouble concentrating are only a few of the problems that commonly plague bipolar students. Laws are in place to help ensure that bipolar children and teens are […]
If you have bipolar disorder you know how lonely it can be, especially when the lows set in. The feelings of depression can leave you feeling isolated, and this only adds to the loneliness. Many people have found that by making one change in their life it is a little easier to manage their bipolar […]
If you are one of the millions of adults living and working with bipolar disorder, you know how challenging it can be. The mood episodes common with bipolar disorder can be embarrassing and disruptive at work. Don’t give up! There are several steps you can take that will help you be successful at work and […]
Demi Lovato Diagnosed with a bipolar disorder in 2010 at the age of 22, Demi Lovato has become an advocate for therapy and treatment. The popular singer/songwriter talks openly about her bouts with severe depression, eating disorder and willingness to do self-harm, along with how alone she felt until she was properly diagnosed. Becoming a […]
It is estimated that one out of every 10 women will experience symptoms associated with postpartum depression after pregnancy. This includes intense feelings of anxiety, depression and despair that make it impossible for them to deal with their daily lives. Similar to the feelings experienced with bipolar disorder, research is currently being done to see […]
There has been an ongoing debate and a lot of confusion regarding the similarities and differences between a bipolar and attention deficit hyperactive disorder, and it is important to state that these are different conditions and while it is possible to suffer from both it is almost impossible to diagnosis yourself without help and advice from a licensed health care professional. In this article you will find all of the information you need to help you keep ADHD and a bipolar disorder separate in your mind, even if you are constantly finding that you exhibit symptoms associated with both conditions. You will also find information that helps to explain how and why these disorders are often connected, and why the creativity that often results from the manic behavior is sometimes beneficial and at other times dangerous for your mental and physical health. The more you know about your disorder the easier it will be to find a treatment plan that works for you.
Even the term “psychosis” is frightening to some people, whether they are the ones being diagnosis or simply learning that someone they know might have this misunderstood condition. In this article not only will you learn that not all suffers of a bipolar disorder experience periods defined as a psychotic break, but that it also does not mean that a person is automatically hospitalized when it occurs. Not only will you learn the differences between schizophrenia and the delusions and hallucinations associated with a bipolar disorder, but also how to recognize the warning signs and the best ways to minimize the embarrassing and debilitating effects of a psychotic break. The more you are able to learn and understand how a bipolar psychosis can affect your life and that of those around you, the easier it will be for you to find the right medication and treatment plan to keep you safe.