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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

How Friends and Family of Bipolars Can Help Themselves
Bipolar Disorder

How Friends and Family of Bipolars Can Help Themselves

Bipolar Disorder is an illness that affects the entire family – mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts and uncles, husbands …Read the Rest

How to Chart Your Moods
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How to Chart Your Moods

One of the best ways to avoid a full-blown depressive or manic episode is to catch any mood swings early …Read the Rest

7 Common Mood Busters
Bipolar Disorder

7 Common Mood Busters

For those of us with mood disorders, such as Bipolar Disorder and Depression, we often have no control over our …Read the Rest

Treatment and Physical Tracking – Weekly Chart
Bipolar Disorder

Treatment and Physical Tracking – Weekly Chart

Keeping track of your moods is an important part of recovery and managing bipolar disorder. The following is a useful …Read the Rest

Spotting the Early Warning Signs of a Bipolar Episode
Self-Management

Spotting the Early Warning Signs of a Bipolar Episode

You may be able to short-circuit a developing mood episode through early intervention, but to do so, you must first be able to identify the early warning signs. In this post, I point out some common early warning signs of an oncoming bipolar mood episode (depression, mania, or mixed) and ask you to share your early warning signs.

One of the most challenging aspects of bipolar disorder is that those who have it often lack insight, meaning that in the midst of a major mood episode, their mood radar stops working. Consider teaming up with a loved one you trust to provide the objective insight you need. Remember: The earlier you intervene, the better chance you have of keeping a full-blown mood episode at bay.

Take Control of Your Life and Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

Take Control of Your Life and Bipolar Disorder

If you’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, you may have a vision as to how you want your life to …Read the Rest

10 Habits of Truly Happy People
Mental Health

10 Habits of Truly Happy People

1. They do not let what others think, say, or do bother them. People who are happy with their lives …Read the Rest

How to Survive Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

How to Survive Bipolar Disorder

Learning as much as you can about bipolar disorder will help you cope with this disorder. There are steps that …Read the Rest

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