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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

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

Trust and Disappointment in Psychotherapy
Therapy

Trust and Disappointment in Psychotherapy

It is not easy to trust one’s therapist at the onset. You are both strangers to one another, thrown together …Read the Rest

What Is the Difference Between Counseling and Therapy?
Therapy

What Is the Difference Between Counseling and Therapy?

“Therapy” and “counseling” are terms that are often used interchangeably. Although they are very similar, there are some subtle differences …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

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

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

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

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

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