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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

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.

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

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

How to Survive Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

How to Survive Bipolar Disorder

Learning as much as you can about bipolar disorder will help you cope with this disorder. There are steps that …Read the Rest

Managing the Balancing Act with Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

Managing the Balancing Act with Bipolar Disorder

Successful bipolar disorder treatment typically requires a careful course of medication, psychotherapy, and discipline to stay on track–and avoid an emotional crash.

Addictions and Eating Disorders
Addiction

Addictions and Eating Disorders

It is estimated that about 30-50% of bulimics also abuse alcohol or drugs. The number is much lower among anorexics. …Read the Rest

Teen Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

Teen Bipolar Disorder

The United States may in fact be the richest country in terms of technology, and natural resources, but the majority …Read the Rest

Complications of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

Complications of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder has many serious complications, such as suicide, job loss, self-injury, hallucinations, delusions, substance abuse, etc. However, with the proper treatment and support they can be significantly reduced. Note: People diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder usually will not experience every complication.

Tips on Managing Mania
Bipolar Disorder

Tips on Managing Mania

A lot of bad decision-making can happen during the manic phase. “It can ruin lives and relationships. There can be extreme irritability. You start yelling at strangers on the street. That’s often why they’re brought in by police, if they’re causing a big disturbance, if they get into a fight in a bar or something like that,” says Carrie Bearden.

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