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Mental Health

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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Bipolar graphic reading: "Everyone has highs and lows - some just have higher highs and lower lows"
Myths

10 Top Myths About Bipolar Disorder

There's a lot that's not understood about bipolar. Get the facts from someone who knows what it's really like to live with this form of mental illness.

5 Top Mental Health Myths

5 Top Mental Health Myths

Get the truth about what it's like to live with mental illness.

Woman experiencing mania from bipolar disorder.
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.

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

Good day at office, coping is working.
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.

Persistently angry child.
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.

Couple jogging in winter.
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.

CoQ10 coenzyme supplements.
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.

Stressed man in bed.
Medication

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.

Distressed woman on a bus.
Diagnosis

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.