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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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Diagnosis

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.

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Symptoms

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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Living With

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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Symptoms

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.

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Fitness

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.

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Supplements

An Antioxidant for Bipolar Disorder?

Coenzyme Q10, also called CoQ10, can effectively treat bipolar depression, according to results of a small study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology.

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Newly Diagnosed

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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Profile

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.

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Symptoms

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.

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Profile

9 Famous People With Bipolar Disorder

Did you know Mel Gibson has bipolar? What about Richard Dreyfuss? Here are nine famous people living with bipolar disorder, each telling a story of emotional resilience.