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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

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

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.

By Therese Borchard

Skills for Recovery from Bipolar Disorder

Learn about a variety of skills and strategies for living successfully with bipolar disorder. Find out about how mindfulness, exercise, and diet can keep you well.

By John McManamy

Globe-Trotting with Bipolar Disorder

How to reduce relapse risk by properly planning for faraway travel.

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

Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety May Be Linked

People who have bipolar disorder who experience an episode of mania are as likely to develop anxiety as they are depression.

By Jeff Bauer