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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

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

How to Identify Domestic Abuse
Abuse

How to Identify Domestic Abuse

Whether domestic abuse is overt or covert, it is about control. Aggression is primitive and immature reactions to a sense …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

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.

Take Control of Your Life and Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

Take Control of Your Life and Bipolar Disorder

If you’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, you may have a vision as to how you want your life to …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.

3 ways to Deal with Disappointment
Self-Help & Improvement

3 ways to Deal with Disappointment

People who are disappointed are at greater risk of physical or emotional difficulties, or both. Such people seem to have …Read the Rest

Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder

“Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder” by Julie A. Fast and John D. Preston was the first book I ever bought …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.

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