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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...

My Bipolar Life – My Daily Struggles With Bipolar Disorder

My Bipolar History We name is Kevin and I have bipolar disorder. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1997 after I tried to un-alive myself. I was immediately committed to a state hospital where I stayed for two weeks and I was put on a medicine regimen that...

What to Pack for Psychiatric Hospitalization

Sometimes, bipolar mood episodes and symptoms require psychiatric hospitalization. Here’s what I found useful during my psychiatric hold and that helped me to cope and heal. Photo: BSIP/UIG / Collection Mix: Subjects via Getty Images Unprepared for Hospitalization Soon after we had moved, I found myself in an unexpected...

Is Bipolar Disorder a Disability

Bipolar and Disability Benefits Is bipolar disorder a disability? The short answer is that yes, bipolar disorder is a disability and you can get disability benefits for having bipolar disorder. You just have to follow a process to ensure that you get the benefits. I am on disability myself...

Emotional Permanence Problems and Anxiety

Emotional permanence is a term I recently heard for the first time. It has to do with believing in emotions even when they can’t be seen. This concept is taken from object permanence which is the understanding that objects exist even when they can’t be seen. When I read...

How Common is Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder Treatment helps reduce symptoms and reduce the severity of mood swings. When these aspects of the disorder are under control, you can focus more on your relationship. This allows you to take proactive steps to prevent the recurrence of bipolar disorder, thereby improving your quality of life....

What is a Manic Episode and What Are the Signs

What is a Manic Episode A manic episode is the part of bipolar disorder that is an upswing and hyperactive. A manic episode can last for hours or days or weeks. Depending on the treatment and how soon the person was treated. A manic episode can also be the...

Bipolar Disorder and Addiction – Are They Connected?

From self experiences I would say that there is a very strong connection between bipolar and addiction. It seems like addiction and bipolar go hand in hand with one another. Most people that I know that have bipolar disorder also suffer from some type of addiction. Bipolar and Addiction...