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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.

By Charita Cole Brown

ADHD and Indecisiveness

Photo by Artur84, Freedigitalphotos.net Every day is filled with decisions. What to have for breakfast? What to wear today? Should I do my math homework first, or should I read first? Then there are the big decisions. Should I take this new job? Shou...

By Eileen Bailey

Acute Stress vs. Chronic Stress

Stress can come from many different places and be short-lived or long-lasting. Based on the factors contributing to your stress, symptoms and treatment may vary. Acute Stress Acute Stress is short-lived. It can be beneficial and create motivation. Fo...

By Eileen Bailey

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.

By Julie A. Fast

ADD vs. ADHD: Is One Better (or Worse) than the Other?

ADD and ADHD are distinct conditions, though they share many of the same symptoms. Their differences do not make one better or worse than the other, but gaining a proper understanding of each condition will arm you with the information you need to cr...

By Eileen Bailey

How Do I Know if I Have Dense Breast Tissue?

Dense breast tissue makes it harder for mammograms to detect cancers, because they both appear white in the images, and tumors are harder to see.

By Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

Chronically Ill but Undiagnosed? There May Be an Answer

Health care can be especially challenging for people who remain undiagnosed despite chronic symptoms and extensive diagnostic testing and medical evaluations.

By Diane Domina

9 Common Obsessions Associated with OCD

Hand washing, repeatedly checking on things, excessive organization, and ruminating about relationships are among the hallmarks of obsessive compulsive disorder. Learn about even more and what to do.

By Eileen Bailey

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.

By Claire Gillespie

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.

By Therese Borchard