Daily Archives: July 13, 2016

Insecurity

Insecurity constantly loomed over me watching me Even wen I think it’s gone it’s not It’s waiting there in the shadows Waiting 4 wen I’m happy unsuspecting attacks A thick blanket that covers my mind Making me feel like I’m … Continue reading

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Inner peace affirmations

Present Tense Affirmations I have inner peace I am stress-free I am comfortable with myself I am a confident person I set limits for myself I keep my worries under control I believe in myself I can do anything I … Continue reading

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Hypomania and Mania in Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar mania, hypomania, and depression are symptoms of bipolar disorder. The dramatic mood episodes of bipolar disorder do not follow a set pattern — depression does not always follow mania. A person may experience the same mood state several times … Continue reading

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Treatments for bipolar l

What Is Bipolar I Disorder? Bipolar I disorder (pronounced “bipolar one” and also known as manic-depressive disorder or manic depression) is a form of mental illness. A person affected by bipolar I disorder has had at least one manic episode … Continue reading

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Rapid cycling bipolar

What Is Rapid in Cycling Bipolar Disorder? Rapid cycling is a pattern of frequent, distinct episodes in bipolar disorder. In rapid cycling, a person with the disorder experiences four or more episodes of mania or depression in one year. It … Continue reading

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Mental Health Conditions Similar But Distinct From Bipolar Disorder

There are other mental disorders besides bipolar disorder, which can produce mood swings. For example, mood swings can be caused by general medical conditions or other physical illnesses that affect the body’s regulatory systems. Suspect medical conditions include various brain … Continue reading

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Recognized Types Of Bipolar Disorder

Recognizing the diversity of types and intensities of mood episodes, the DSM-IV-TR (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the book that describes mental health diagnoses) has subdivided the diagnosis of bipolar disorder into four basic categories, each defined … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder – Depression, Major Depressive Episodes And Mixed Episodes

Just as the manic aspect of bipolar disorder is associated with manic episodes, the depressive aspect of bipolar disorder is likewise associated with depressive episodes. The severe form of depressive episode is known as a Major Depressive Episode. Major depressive … Continue reading

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Hypomania And Hypomanic Episodes Defined

Not everyone who becomes manic experiences the full-blown syndrome of a manic episode. Hypomanic individuals show an expansive, energized and sometimes elated mood, with rapid thinking and pressured speaking in evidence. At a minimum (for the label hypomania to be … Continue reading

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Movement On An Energy Continuum: Bipolar Disorder, Mania And Manic Episodes

Although popular culture tends to equate mania with happiness and depression with sadness this isn’t really the best way to think about what is happening in bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorder involves not so much a swing between happy and sad … Continue reading

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