Bipolar Lifestyles
Treatment

Dealing with the Weight Gain Provoked by Psych Meds

Many people who carry the bipolar diagnosis also carry something else – extra pounds – primarily due to the medications used to treat mania or depression. Atypical antipsychotics, including Zyprexa and Seroquel; anti-manics, including lithium and Depakote; and even some antidepressants have been known to pack on the pounds, despite …Read the Rest

Identifying Your Bipolar Stressors and Triggers
Bipolar Disorder

Identifying Your Bipolar Stressors and Triggers

By knowing what tends to stress you and trigger shifts in mood, you can often become more proactive in mood management and more sensitive to potential early warning signs. Situations that trigger mood episodes and a person’s stress threshold vary from person to person and family to family. In addition, as the illness progresses over the years, cycles seem to come more of their own free will, sometimes without the impetus of a stressor or trigger. […]

Dealing with the Effects of Trauma
Self-Help & Improvement

Dealing with the Effects of Trauma

You may have had one or many very upsetting, frightening, or traumatic things happen to you in your life, or …Read the Rest

Real Men Don’t Get Help
Mental Illness

Real Men Don’t Get Help

The stigma still exists: “Real men” don’t whine about their physical, mental or emotional problems. They work it out, suck …Read the Rest

Differences between a Delusion and a Hallucination
Bipolar Disorder

Differences between a Delusion and a Hallucination

Delusions are typical symptom of various mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophreniform disorder. …Read the Rest

Covert Abuse – Passive Aggressive Behavior
Abuse

Covert Abuse – Passive Aggressive Behavior

Passive Aggressive (adj.) Of, relating to, or having a personality disorder characterized by habitual passive resistance to demands for adequate …Read the Rest

How Much Therapy is Enough?
Therapy

How Much Therapy is Enough?

The ending phase of psychotherapy is an important part of the overall therapeutic experience, and the decision to end ideally …Read the Rest

Trust and Disappointment in Psychotherapy
Therapy

Trust and Disappointment in Psychotherapy

It is not easy to trust one’s therapist at the onset. You are both strangers to one another, thrown together …Read the Rest

Substance Use and Obesity in Bipolars
Bipolar Disorder

Substance Use and Obesity in Bipolars

The rising prevalence and dispersion of obesity in North America in the past decade is analogous to a communicable disease …Read the Rest

Understanding the Effects of Domestic Violence
Abuse

Understanding the Effects of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence physically, psychologically and socially affects women, men and their families. Initially, the abuse usually is an attempt by …Read the Rest

14 Things You Might Not Know About Depression
Unipolar Depression

14 Things You Might Not Know About Depression

Depression is the second most common mental illness in America, but it is still misunderstood by many people. Education is …Read the Rest

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