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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

Real Men Don’t Get Help
Mental Illness

Real Men Don’t Get Help

The stigma still exists: “Real men” don’t whine about their physical, mental or emotional problems. They work it out, suck …Read the Rest

What to Expect in Your First Therapy Session
Therapy

What to Expect in Your First Therapy Session

Are you about to go to a therapist for the first time? Are you nervous and unsure of what to …Read the Rest

How to Help Your Bipolar Spouse
Bipolar Disorder

How to Help Your Bipolar Spouse

Bipolar disorder is one of the most difficult disorders to contend with. This disorder can turn your spouse into someone …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 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

A Partner and Family Guide to Dealing with OCD
Friends & Family

A Partner and Family Guide to Dealing with OCD

DO’s DO: Be Supportive. Talk about the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Listen to the loved one. Try to be understanding during …Read the Rest

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