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Dealing with the Weight Gain Provoked by Psych Meds
Treatment

Dealing with the Weight Gain Provoked by Psych Meds

Many people who carry the bipolar diagnosis also carry something else – extra pounds – primarily due to the medications …Read the Rest

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

Substance Use and Obesity in Bipolars
Bipolar Disorder

Substance Use and Obesity in Bipolars

The rising prevalence and dispersion of obesity in North America in the past decade is analogous to a communicable disease …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

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

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

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.

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.

Treatment and Management of Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders

Treatment and Management of Eating Disorders

Persons with eating disorders often have difficulty admitting that they have a serious problem, and in many cases, particularly with …Read the Rest

An Overview of Eating Disorders
Anorexia

An Overview of Eating Disorders

When most people hear of someone with an eating disorder they automatically assume the person has a problem with food …Read the Rest

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