Bipolar Lifestyles

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Dealing with the Weight Gain Provoked by Psych Meds
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 …Read the Rest

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

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

Characteristics of Effective Counseling
Therapy

Characteristics of Effective Counseling

Effective counseling is a two-way street. It takes a cooperative effort by both the person receiving counseling and the counselor. …Read the Rest

Do You Need Therapy?
Therapy

Do You Need Therapy?

People with a range of problems – from depression to marital strife to simple phobias like the fear of flying …Read the Rest

Types of Therapy
Therapy

Types of Therapy

The popular conception of therapy is that of the classic talk therapy; a person, a couch and a psychologist with …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

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.

A Guide to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
OCD

A Guide to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a type of anxiety disorder, is a potentially disabling illness that traps people in endless cycles of …Read the Rest

OCD Signs and Symptoms
OCD

OCD Signs and Symptoms

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is basically a neurological Anxiety disorder. People suffering from this disorder would generally have uncontrollable, irrational …Read the Rest

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