Bipolar Lifestyles
How to Identify Domestic Abuse
Abuse

How to Identify Domestic Abuse

Whether domestic abuse is overt or covert, it is about control. Aggression is primitive and immature reactions to a sense …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

The Psychology of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

The Psychology of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder, (or Manic Depression as it used to be called), has had its share of media attention, with stories …Read the Rest

How to Explain Bipolar Disorder to Others
Bipolar Disorder

How to Explain Bipolar Disorder to Others

How do you explain your, or a loved one’s, condition to others? Here are a few sentences to help you …Read the Rest

How to Tell Your Friends You Have Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

How to Tell Your Friends You Have Bipolar Disorder

Note: This article was written by a teen for teens, but the advice can also apply to anyone who is …Read the Rest

How to Manage Your Medications
Medications

How to Manage Your Medications

People who have bipolar disorder usually take many pills every day. Here are ways to make sure you take the …Read the Rest

What Mental Health Parity Means to Consumers
Mental Health

What Mental Health Parity Means to Consumers

For many years, healthcare insurance companies have generally set higher co-payments,  deductibles, and limits on mental health and addiction treatment …Read the Rest

How to Know when to Call Your Psychiatrist
Mental Illness

How to Know when to Call Your Psychiatrist

As you continue toward stability, there may be times when you need to call your psychiatrist to set up an …Read the Rest

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