Bipolar Disorder

A comprehensive overview of bipolar disorder including symptoms and diagnosis, managing relationships, research trends, and strategies for people with bipolar and their loves ones on how to manage the disorder.

9 Tips to Prevent Mania

Mania can feel euphoric, but the crash afterward is devastating. So how do you prevent it from happening? Here are some ways to protect yourself from mania.

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Newly Diagnosed With Bipolar? Don’t Be Afraid!

The diagnosis of bipolar disorder can be terrifying. Charita Cole Brown pens a consoling letter to the newly diagnosed that there is hope and adventure with bipolar disorder.

By Charita Cole Brown

Is It Bipolar or a Different Diagnosis?

The incorrect diagnosis of bipolar or calling someone bipolar when there is a different set of symptoms disrupts lives, says Julie A. Fast. Learn what bipolar disorder is and isn't.

By Julie A. Fast

Bipolar Disorder: Does the Big Screen Get It Right?

We've come a long way since "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," but how accurate are movies when it comes to portraying bipolar disorder? Claire Gillespie weighs in.

By Claire Gillespie

10 Signs of Bipolar Disorder

We know the stereotypes of bipolar disorder. But are they accurate? Therese Borchard highlights 10 common red flags of bipolar disorder, including realistic examples.

By Therese Borchard

9 Essential Coping Strategies for Bipolar Disorder

Don’t let your bipolar disorder run the show. Here are nine essential strategies that will allow you to live your full life despite your mood disorder.

By Therese Borchard

How Much Do You Know About Bipolar Mania?

Find out how much you know about bipolar mania. You'll be surprised by the answers to these 10 questions and learn important facts about the condition.

By Eileen Bailey

9 Famous People With Bipolar Disorder

Did you know Mel Gibson has bipolar? What about Richard Dreyfuss? Here are nine famous people living with bipolar disorder, each telling a story of emotional resilience.

By Eileen Bailey

Going Off a Psychiatric Medication? It Might Not Be Easy

All psychiatric medications have the possibility of causing withdrawal side effects. Learn about one woman's process tapering off of Seroquel and Ativan.

By Marcia Purse

Dissociation: Something to Watch Out for in Bipolar

Dissociation affects all of us to some degree - a feeling of not being there, of not being anchored. As a psychiatric disorder, it overlaps with PTSD, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar.

By John McManamy

9 Facts You Should Know About Psychosis

We hear the term “psychotic” a lot. But what, exactly, is psychosis? Julie A. Fast highlights the symptoms and signs.

By Julie A. Fast

Meet the Experts

Therese Borchard

Senior Editor

Therese Borchard is Senior Editor at Health Central, where she covers Mental Health & Wellness among other topics. She has written for a variety of websites, is the author of several books, and is a passionate mental health advocate.

Julie A. Fast

Julie Fast is an author, columnist, and CEU certified coach who trains health care professionals and parents and partners of people with bipolar disorder.

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Medical Reviewer

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Therese Borchard

Senior Editor

Therese Borchard is Senior Editor at Health Central, where she covers Mental Health & Wellness among other topics. She has written for a variety of websites, is the author of several books, and is a passionate mental health advocate.