The stigma that often surrounds mental health, especially mood disorders, can be overwhelming. Though, much of it is due to a lack of understanding and this often applies to the bipolar suffer and those without the disorder. In an effort to bring about change and information, March 30th is World Bipolar Day. What is National […]
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 […]
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 […]
Everyone gets angry. It is a base emotion, but if you are bipolar the outbursts can be more common and harder to control. However, it is not diagnosed as a symptom of bipolar disorder. This can leave you feeling lost and alone, especially if you’ve taken your rage out on the people you depend on […]
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 […]
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 […]
Suicide is a frightening subject that is often avoided, and this is one of the worst mistakes people with bipolar depression make when they are dealing with this illness. Studies show that people with a bipolar disorder are an estimated 30 times more likely to commit suicide than other demographics and this also includes the rate among schizophrenics, which is a frightening statistic until you realize that treatments are improving every year to help reduce this number. This article was written to help people suffering from a bipolar disorder to recognize the signs of manic depression and what to do if thoughts of suicide threaten to become too much to bear. While it might be an uncomfortable subject that no one wants to talk about, knowing how to recognize and treat these signs can help save your life. This article also includes several quotes from famous celebrities which can also help you recognize the early warning signs.
A poll conducted in 2005 showed that Americans are getting less sleep and that it is also linked to a variety of different health conditions, including a bipolar disorder. Too little sleep is often one of the signs of a manic condition and getting too much shut eye can be an indication of bipolar depression, both of which can cause your mental health to suffer. In this article you will learn how sleep and your body’s natural rhythms affect your mental and physical health, along with helpful tips that can make it easier to get the rest you need to feel recharged and energized in the morning without any manic feelings. Living with a bipolar disorder doesn’t have to ruin your life and understanding how getting the right amount of sleep can help you start managing and treating your symptoms so you can start feeling like yourself again.