Bipolar Lifestyles
Bipolar Disorder with Psychotic Features
Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder with Psychotic Features

Psychosis, aka Psychotic Features, is associated with the manic phase of bipolar I disorder, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder. Other conditions where psychosis may be present include postpartum psychosis, dementia, depressive episodes, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. The use of certain illegal drugs, including methamphetamine, can bring on psychotic episodes.

Warning Signs of An Impending Manic Episode
Bipolar Disorder

Warning Signs of An Impending Manic Episode

Bipolar disorder – as the name implies – involves two distinct set of symptoms. One set throws the person down …Read the Rest

Top 20 Signs of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

Top 20 Signs of Bipolar Disorder

I have assembled a list of the most common symptoms of Bipolar Disorder. It is important to note that not everyone who has bipolar disorder a.k.a. manic depression experiences every symptom. Some people experience a few symptoms, some many. The severity of symptoms varies person to person and over time.

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

5 Tips for Better Sex
Sex

5 Tips for Better Sex

We all need a few tips to enhance our sex lives sometimes. There’s no shame in it! You can spice …Read the Rest

10 Signs of a Healthy Relationship
Dating

10 Signs of a Healthy Relationship

Look out for these 10 signs of a healthy relationship to make sure your love life is on track. It’s …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.

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