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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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

10 Tips for Living Better with Bipolar Disorder

This infographic provides some tips for staying on track with a bipolar treatment plan.

By Amanda Page

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.

By Julie A. Fast

Seroquel's Half-Life: How Long Until the Drug Is Out of Your System?

Learn the answer to how long it takes Seroquel to leave your system. The answer includes an explanation of its half-life.

Abuse in Bipolar Relationships: A Complex Issue

Abuse can be subtle and complex in a relationship that involves a person with bipolar disorder, and it's almost never one-sided. Here are some behaviors to watch out for.

By John McManamy

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

What Are the Steps to Take After a Bipolar Disorder and Depression Diagnosis?

You’ve just received the news – you have bipolar disorder and depression. What do you do next? Learn more here.

By Eileen Bailey

What Should You Know About Bipolar Disorder?

Approximately 2.6 percent of adults in the United States are diagnosed with bipolar disease, but the exact cause is unknown. Learn more about this mental health disorder.

By Eileen Bailey

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