Bipolar Disorder

Just Avoids 5 Foods With Bipolar Disorder..

From fatty snacks to morning cups of joe, these foods may trigger mood swings in people with bipolar disorder If you choose to eliminate bipolar-offending foods from your diet, you’ll do more than keep mood swings in check and reduce periods of mania: You’ll also improve your heart health. That's important, because with bipolar disorder...

Living Well With Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder 101

Top 10 Home Remedies For Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorders are often not easily recognized as there are no marked symptoms or ways to tell when someone is inflicted by it. The disorder is characterized by extreme emotional mood swings. A person can be either overwhelmingly happy or in the dumps! Men and women are both likely to suffer from the disease in...

Bipolar Disorder and Honoring Commitments to Yourself

You know when you feel accomplished honoring commitments to yourself? Yesterday was one of those days for me: I wrote for a few hours in my local coffee shop; I did some grocery shopping and cooking; and I called by therapist and my psychiatrist for appointments. I was most pleased by making plans with...

Seven Biggest Myths About Bipolar Disorder

Ah myths, we love them, don’t we? Friday the 13th is unlucky, Canadians live in igloos and drinking Coke and eating Pop Rocks will make your stomach explode. (Your stomach might not, but your pancreas is another matter.) People buy into myths all the time. When enough people say them, especially if the people...

Why My Kids Know Mommy Has Bipolar Disorder

  We don’t have a plan. Chances are it will happen again. Mania will overtake my brain to the point where I’ll need to be forced into treatment. No matter how hard I work at staying mentally healthy, thestatistics show that most people who live with my type of bipolar will relapse. This can be due...

Bipolar Disorder: What a Family (Or Friend) Might See and What a Family Can Do

Nearly 1 percent of people suffer from bipolar disorder (sometimes referred to as "manic depression"). Bipolar disorder is a mental illness major mood swings of mania (bipolar I) or hypomania (a less intense form of mania called bipolar II) and depression. We see in the press that Catherine Zeta-Jones has admitted herself to a hospital...

10 Subtle Signs of Bipolar Disorder

10 Subtle Signs of Bipolar Disorder There are plenty of stereotypes when it comes to mental illness, here are 10 signs of bipolar disorder. These signs indicate that mood problems may be due to more than a quirky or difficult personality. 1- Great mood Hypomania is a high-energy state in which a person feels exuberant but hasn’t...

How Cannabis Affects Bipolar Disorder

Cannabis use is linked to an increase in both manic and depressive symptoms in people with bipolar disorder, according to a new study by Lancaster University. The study is the first to examine the use of cannabis in the context of daily life among people with bipolar disorder. In the U.K., where the study took...

Coming Out of the Bipolar Closet And Understanding Bipolar Disorder

  You have a secret. A secret you've been keeping for years if not forever from your family, your friends, your boss, and maybe even yourself. A secret so secret that if people knew, it might change your relationships. They might judge you. They might hate you. They might even fear you. You're different. You're...