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9 Tips to Help Sleep With Bipolar

Respect your circadian rhythm is among Julie A. Fast’s tips for improving sleep when you're bipolar. Find out her other practical suggestions to help with sleep.

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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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When You Have Bipolar II, Some Days Are Fine

Essayist and spoken-word artist Bassey Ikpi shares what it’s like when the fog of mental illness lifts, even for just a little bit.

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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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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 People With Bipolar Disorder Need to Know About Exercise

The relationship between working out and bipolar disorder isn’t straightforward. And sometimes, exercise is the opposite of what’s safe. We’ve got the facts on how to keep your body—and mind—as healthy as possible.

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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.

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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.

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What Is Epigenetics?

Epigenetics theory offers hope that we can end genetic illness.

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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.