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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

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 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

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.

Warning Signs of An Impending Manic Episode
Bipolar Disorder

Warning Signs of An Impending Manic Episode

Bipolar disorder – as the name implies – involves two distinct set of symptoms. One set throws the person down …Read the Rest

Top 20 Signs of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

Top 20 Signs of Bipolar Disorder

I have assembled a list of the most common symptoms of Bipolar Disorder. It is important to note that not everyone who has bipolar disorder a.k.a. manic depression experiences every symptom. Some people experience a few symptoms, some many. The severity of symptoms varies person to person and over time.

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.

The Many Faces and Facets of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

The Many Faces and Facets of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder can show up in many costumes. It can be happy or sad, euphoric or desperate, energized or exhausted. …Read the Rest

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