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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

Understanding the Effects of Domestic Violence
Abuse

Understanding the Effects of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence physically, psychologically and socially affects women, men and their families. Initially, the abuse usually is an attempt by …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 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

How to Recognize a Depressive Episode
Bipolar Disorder

How to Recognize a Depressive Episode

Depression can creep up slowly or descend quickly. If slowly, it can be harder to notice, especially in yourself. Get …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 Know when to Call Your Psychiatrist
Mental Illness

How to Know when to Call Your Psychiatrist

As you continue toward stability, there may be times when you need to call your psychiatrist to set up an …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.

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