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7 People Who Have Changed How We View Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar is still widely misunderstood. But these seven pioneers have made an impact and helped the public toward a better understanding.

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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.

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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.

How One Journalist and Mother Manages Bipolar Disorder

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

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What Is Epigenetics?

Epigenetics theory offers hope that we can end genetic illness.

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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.

Man with bipolar disorder no longer interested in playing the piano.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.