Leslie Pepper

Leslie Pepper

Leslie Pepper is a freelance writer specializing in health, nutrition, fitness, and wellness. Her work has appeared in dozens of consumer magazines including Better Homes and Gardens, Woman’s Day, and Parents, as well as on websites such as EverydayHealth.com, WebMD and BHG Interactive.

Latest Articles by Leslie Pepper

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Bipolar Disorder

Let’s Talk About Bipolar Disorder

We’ve got the doctor-approved scoop on bipolar causes, symptoms, treatments, and a ton of other facts and tips that can make life with this mental health condition easier.

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Bipolar Disorder

Let's Talk About the Causes of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar is concerning, not just for the ways it can affect your personality, but also because the "why me?" isn't completely clear. Still, research shows a number of factors that may lead to the mental health condition—and understanding them can help you better deal with a bipolar diagnosis.

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Bipolar Disorder

Let's Talk About Bipolar Disorder Medication

Learning that you have bipolar might feel frightening, but a diagnosis means you can now find some relief for your symptoms. The fact you're on this page means you're on your way to living better.

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Bipolar Disorder

Let's Talk About Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Getting a diagnosis of bipolar disorder can be scary. But as frightening as it may feel, now that you’ve pinpointed the problem, you can do all the right things to treat it. Bipolar is not curable, but it is manageable.

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Bipolar Disorder

Let's Talk About the Types of Bipolar Disorder

This mental health condition isn't one catch-all. Find out about the four types of bipolar so you can get the right diagnosis and any treatment you need—and get back to living your life.

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Bipolar Disorder

Let's Talk About Bipolar Mania

The manic side of bipolar disorder can feel euphoric—but can lead to some really bad decisions. The first step in dealing with a manic episode is learning to identify what's going on.

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Bipolar Disorder

Let's Talk About Bipolar Disorder Signs and Symptoms

We've got the doctor-vetted details on how to tell if you, or a loved one, is experiencing the mania or depression classic to bipolar.

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Multiple Sclerosis

A Balancing Act: Being a Caregiver for My Wife With MS

In 1992, Liz Hoy was diagnosed with MS. Since then, her husband Mike has cared for her and been a tireless advocate on her behalf.