You may have had one or many very upsetting, frightening, or traumatic things happen to you in your life, or …Read the Rest
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“Therapy” and “counseling” are terms that are often used interchangeably. Although they are very similar, there are some subtle differences …Read the Rest
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.
You have now completed your action plans for prevention and recovery. At first, you will need to spend 15-20 minutes …Read the Rest
In spite of your best efforts, your symptoms may progress to the point where they are very uncomfortable, serious, and …Read the Rest
Early warning signs are internal and may or may not arise in reaction to stressful situations. In spite of your …Read the Rest
On the first tab write “Daily Maintenance Plan.” If you haven’t already done so, insert it in the binder along …Read the Rest