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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. […]

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

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

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

How to Help Your Bipolar Spouse
Bipolar Disorder

How to Help Your Bipolar Spouse

Bipolar disorder is one of the most difficult disorders to contend with. This disorder can turn your spouse into someone …Read the Rest

How to Recognize a Manic Episode
Bipolar Disorder

How to Recognize a Manic Episode

If someone you know has or may have bipolar disorder, you need to know the signs that point to a …Read the Rest

How to Recognize a Depressive Episode
Bipolar Disorder

How to Recognize a Depressive Episode

Depression can creep up slowly or descend quickly. If slowly, it can be harder to notice, especially in yourself. Get …Read the Rest

Types of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Depression

Types of Bipolar Disorder

The bipolar classifications in this post are loosely paraphrased from the DSM-IV-Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition …Read the Rest

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