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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.

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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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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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Let's Talk About Bipolar Disorder

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

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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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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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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.