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Bipolar Disorder And Post Holiday Blues

The holidays are over. Routines are returning to normal, so why do you feel depressed? After all, you’ve survived holiday stress, and maybe even traveled without experiencing a major episode. Even though, these are things you think you would be celebrating there is still a persistent feeling of sadness. This is commonly referred to as [...]

2018-01-03T09:12:24+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Living with Bipolar Disorder|0 Comments

Bipolar 1 Versus Bipolar 2

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 [...]

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

Bipolar Disorder And ICD 10

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 [...]

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

Bipolar Disorder And Grief

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 [...]

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

Bipolar Disorder And Relapse

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 [...]

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

Bipolar Disorder and Hypersensitivity

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 [...]

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

Bipolar Disorder And Exercise

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 [...]

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

Bipolar Disorder And Travel

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 [...]

2018-01-22T19:24:52+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Categories: Living with Bipolar|2 Comments
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