Bipolar Disorder: A Complete Guide to Living With Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder: A Complete Guide to Living With Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder, previously called manic depression, is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood changes including highs (mania or hypomania) and low mood (depressive disorder) also known as bipolar depression. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that can also be considered a medical condition. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is…

Everything You Need To Know About Bipolar Mania
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Everything You Need To Know About Bipolar Mania

What is Bipolar Mania When it comes to bipolar disorder most people experience episodes of both mania and depression, but you do not need depression to have a diagnosis of mania. Episodes of hypomania and depression are shorter and less intense than mania and depression caused by bipolar I or bipolar II. Bipolar mania is…

Bipolar Depression Treatment Options
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Bipolar Depression Treatment Options

Bipolar and Bipolar Depression Although bipolar depressive disorder is prevalent throughout the clinical course of bipolar disorder, the present therapeutic options for bipolar disorder are limited; specifically, as mainstream antidepressants are of mixed effectiveness for bipolar disorder and can cause transitions into mania and/or rapid cycles in the long-term. Conclusions Although appropriate treatments are available…

Attachment Styles & Parenting with Bipolar
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Attachment Styles & Parenting with Bipolar

Accepting and treating my bipolar disorder allowed me to focus on becoming a better mother. Understanding different attachment styles allows me to make more effective parenting and self-care decisions. Photo: Christopher Hopefitch / Getty Images Attachment Theory & Parenting Styles Attachment with our primary caregiver begins in early childhood. “Attachment theory” was coined and developed…

How to Help Others Help You Manage Your Bipolar
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How to Help Others Help You Manage Your Bipolar

Coping with bipolar disorder and navigating effective treatment requires a group of supporters—both professional and personal. Here’s how you can work together for the best outcomes. Choochart Choochaikupt/Getty Images The Importance of Personal & Professional Support It takes a community to cope with bipolar disorder. Everyone needs a circle of support, a reliable team of…

The Hows & Whens of Fine-Tuning Your Meds
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The Hows & Whens of Fine-Tuning Your Meds

Photo: SDI Productions / Getty Images Hope & Harmony Headlines October 20, 2022  •  Volume 15, Issue 42 Medication adherence is essential for maintaining stability with bipolar. But sometimes a prescription stops working as well as it once did and needs to be “tweaked.” Hormonal issues, poor sleep, metabolism changes, and other factors may be…

8 Common Misconceptions About Bipolar Disorder
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8 Common Misconceptions About Bipolar Disorder

What is Bipolar Disorder? There are a lot of misconceptions about bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that causes extreme highs and lows and changes in sleep, energy, thought, and behavior. Bipolar disorder, previously called manic depression, is a mental illness mood disorder that causes extreme mood swings,…