Bipolar Disorder

15 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT BIPOLAR DISORDER

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...

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...

21 things you only know if you’re bipolar

I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, when I was 24.Since then I’ve spent many years hiding it from friends, family and colleagues.It’s only recently I’ve started writing and speaking openly about it, in the hope that other people, with or without mental health conditions, feel less afraid of...

15 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT BIPOLAR DISORDER

When thinking of bipolar disorder, some of the unfortunate associations that spring to mind include Kathy Bates in Misery and Carrie Mathison fromHomeland. 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 bipolar...

Demi Lovato now co-owns a mental health treatment center

Demi Lovato has put her money where her mouth is regarding mental health.The “Body Say” singer is now a co-owner of CAST Centers, a Los Angeles mental health and wellness treatment facility.Lovato, 24, revealed the news during an interview with “CBS Sunday Morning,” set to air on Sept. 11.“It just feels good,” Lovato said. “It sounds ridiculous,...

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Bipolar Disorder (BD)

In general terms:Bipolar I:is characterized by at least one manic episode, followed by a hypomanic or a major depressive episode. is also sometimes characterized by "psychotic breaks," typically causes greater destruction in the patient's life than bipolar II.Bipolar II:is characterized by at least one major depressive episode lasting at least...

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