Secret To A Happy, Healthy Marriage With A Bipolar Spouse

I receive a lot of comments and emails from the spouses of bipolar people on my You Tube Channel.  The questions vary from how I handle it, to general inquiries about symptoms. Usually when someone seeks out my videos, they are in a time of crisis and are reaching out. They want to know...

12 Things You Should Never Say to Someone with Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a genetic medical condition. People with it experience cycles ranging from being depressed with low energy to hyperactive or manic. According to TheMighty.com, “about 5.7 million adults in the U.S. live with bipolar disorder, but the illness is often misunderstood.”Here are 12 things you should never say to someone with bipolar...

Is Your Brain Fog From Menopause, Dementia, or ADHD?

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has long been studied, mainly in children, but experts have come to realize it occurs in women more often than previously thought. If you begin having trouble focusing during menopause, you may be wondering whether it’s a result of hormones, dementia, or something else. That something else could be...


When thinking of bipolar disorder, some of the unfortunate associations that spring to mind include Kathy Bates in Misery and Carrie Mathison from Homeland. IRL, Bipolar disorder isn’t anything like as scary or dramatic. Here are 15 things you may not have known about the condition.1. There is no single or specific cause for...

Top 5 articles to read during ADHD Awareness month

In honor of ADHD Awareness Month, Healio.com/Psychiatry collected the top five articles about ADHD in children and adults for psychiatrists.Behavioral intervention, not medication, improves homework performance in ADHDHomework performance significantly improved among children with ADHD who received behavior treatment focused on homework, while typical ADHD medication had no significant effect on homework performance. Read...

A Guide to Treating Unipolar and Bipolar Depression

Hello. I am Dr Stephen Strakowski, from the University of Texas at Austin. Those of you who have seen any of my videos before know that this is a new location for me. I am here now as the founding chair and professor of psychiatry, where we are building the brand-new Dell Medical School....

5 Complicated Things Only People With Bipolar Disorder Understand

1. Every time you say “I’m bipolar” people respond with a chuckle, until they realize that you’re serious. Describing someone as bipolar has become such a popular saying that I don’t even think people realize that it’s an actual mental illness. The depictions of people with bipolar disorder in the media doesn’t help either....

11 Ways to Help a Friend With Bipolar Disorder

Source: Photo purchased from iStockphoto, used with permission.Those diagnosed with bipolar disordermay be at the mercy of extreme mood swings, but they are not powerless. Medication, therapy and a healthy lifestyle can help them enjoy full and productive lives, especially when supplemented by the support of those closest to them. And that’s where you...

8 things I wish I’d known before being diagnosed with bipolar disorder

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder just six months ago after years of being treated under the mental health services.Despite receiving help in the form of therapy from the age of 15 and my mother having a bipolar diagnosis, I wasn’t totally prepared for being diagnosed myself.It led to me having a lot of misconceptions about...

25 Things Only Someone with Bipolar Disorder Would Understand

1. You can tell when you had a manic episode by looking at your credit card bill.2. Even though you live on your own, it often feels like you’re waking up with a stranger.3. You have so many racing thoughts you should be a NASCAR analyst.4. You don’t suffer from a sense of superiority...


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