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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

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

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

3 Warning Signs Someone Is Experiencing Bipolar Mania

If you suspect that bipolar mania is at play, but aren’t sure, use this handy list of three warning signs that someone is experiencing bipolar mania.

By Gabe Howard

Food, Medicine, and Healing: One Woman’s Story of Empowerment

Brandi Blouch spent 10 years shuffled around to various doctors. When she turned to integrative medicine her world changed. Now she empowers others.

By Brandi Blouch

How to Get the Right Care for Bipolar Disorder

The average bipolar patient spends 10 years finding the right treatment. Michael Pipich offers families and patients a more direct route.

By Michael G. Pipich