Daily Archives: April 23, 2016

Bipolar Disorder Cause and risk factors

Bipolar Disorder Causes The exact cause of bipolar disorder is unknown, but several factors may be involved, such as:   Biological differences. People with bipolar disorder appear to have physical changes in their brains. The significance of these changes is still … Continue reading

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Is there a connection Between Bipolar Disorder and Alcoholism

Bipolar disorder and alcoholism often occur together. Up to half the people who have bipolar disorder also struggle with alcoholism. Although the association between bipolar disorder and alcoholism isn’t clearly understood, these factors likely play a role:   Inherited traits. Genetic … Continue reading

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5 POSITIVE THINGS ABOUT BIPOLAR DISORDER

1. It Gives You Strength, Tenacity, or “Chutzpah” “Having bipolar disorder means I am a fighter and a survivor. I have been through things other people couldn’t imagine, but I am a stronger person because of it.” – Olivia Fuller “Bipolar … Continue reading

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STIGMA SAY IT FORWARD

DUCATE & INSPIRE When it comes to mental health conditions, silence is not golden. Silence breeds stigma, and stigma hurts. It prevents people from seeking life-saving treatment and support. International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) hopes that you will join forces with … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder Defined n pregnancy and children

Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). When you become depressed, you may feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities. When your … Continue reading

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15 Clutter Buster Routines for any family

15 Clutter Busting Routines For Any Family WRITTEN by JOSHUA BECKER · Several years ago, my family and I decided to start living a minimalist life. Since then, we have tried to remove all of the possessions from our home that are not … Continue reading

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20 Habits happy people have but never talk about

All of this has given us keen insight into the specific behaviors that make human beings happy.  We’ve literally watched people go from feeling down in the dumps to being on top of the world in a matter of weeks, … Continue reading

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The bottom line of Diagnosis

The “bottom line” of diagnosis If your depressions are complicated; if you have mood swings, but not “mania”, you can still be “bipolar enough” to need a treatment that’s more like the treatments we use in more easily recognized Bipolar … Continue reading

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Bipolar Index Table

Bipolarity Index Table The Bipolarity Index: a 5-dimension, 100-pt. system Dimen­sion 20 points 15 points 10 points 5 points 2 points Episode Charac­teristics Manicsymp­toms with “prom­inenteuphoria, gran­diosity or expan­sive­ness”. Manic symp­toms with dys­phoria, irritab­ility Hypo­manic symp­toms; or mania fol­lowing an anti­depres­sant Hypo­manic symp­toms fol­lowing an … Continue reading

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About Mental Health & Wellness Disorders

Sometimes referred to as Psychiatric or Psychological Disorders, Mental Health Disorders are caused by complex interactions between physical, Psychological, social, cultural, and hereditary influences. They involve disturbances in thinking, emotion, and/or behavior. Small disturbances in these aspects of life are … Continue reading

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