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.

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What Is the Difference Between Unipolar Depression and Bipolar Depression?

Not all depression is the same, and the type of depression you have determines the treatment that works.

By Julie A. Fast

One Woman’s Creative Way of Managing Her Bipolar Disorder

From felted soaps and jewelry making to walks in the woods with her husband, Heather Tobin manages her bipolar disorder with creativity and color.

By Therese Borchard

How One Journalist and Mother Manages Bipolar Disorder

Journalist Michelle Hiskey opens up about managing her bipolar disorder as a mom, golfer, and writer.

By Therese Borchard

What Is Epigenetics?

Epigenetics theory offers hope that we can end genetic illness.

By Julie A. Fast

The Bipolar Marriage: 9 Ways to Make It Through the Tough Times

Bipolar marriages are twice as likely to fail. Mental health writer and advocate Therese Borchard offers practical strategies for surviving the bumps.

By Therese Borchard

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

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

What are the Signs of DMDD in Children?

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder is often misdiagnosed as bipolar, ADHD, or another mood disorder. Find out what to look for and what to do if your child has DMDD.

By Julie A. Fast

The Mood-Boosting Effects of Exercise for Bipolar Disorder

People who are more physically active throughout the day have more perceived energy and a more positive mood, especially those with bipolar disorder.

By Diane Domina

Meet the Experts

Therese Borchard

Contributing Editor

Therese Borchard is Contributing 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

Contributing Editor

Therese Borchard is Contributing 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.