Daily Archives: July 26, 2016

Sticking With Your Bipolar Treatment Plan By Michele Bloomquist | Medically reviewed by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD

Successful management of bipolar disorder is largely dependent on having a well-thought-out plan and talking over any changes with your support team first.   Since first being diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 17, Kristin Finn has gone off her … Continue reading

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Minerals for Bipolar Disorder By Jim Haggerty, M.D.

Minerals are naturally occurring substances that are basic building blocks for cells and chemical processes in the body. Most of them are needed in relatively small amounts, amounts that are covered through the combination of a reasonably decent diet and … Continue reading

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How Much Sleep Do You Need? By Clare Kittredge Reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH

Teenagers need between 8 to 10 hours of sleep, while adults should get 7 to 9 hours. Key Takeaways Sleep is important for your physical and mental health. How many hours of sleep you need depends on your age. Sleep … Continue reading

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9 Natural Therapies for Bipolar Depression By Sara Calabro Reviewed by Meeta Shah, MD

When combined with prescribed medication, these alternative approaches may help you better manage the symptoms of bipolar disorder. Photo credits: iStock.com; Shutterstock; Getty Images; iStock.com St. John’s wort, meditation, light therapy, and fish oil supplements may help relieve some bipolar … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder: A Job Candidate Deal-Breaker?

An advertising company recently joked that people with bipolar disorder need not apply. Were they out of line?   FRIDAY, Jan. 13, 2012 — Agency experience. Formal design training. A knack for social media. These are some of the requirements … Continue reading

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The Right Way to Talk About Bipolar Disorder

Many people keep bipolar disorder a secret from their friends, love interests, co-workers, even family members. Follow this step-by-step guide to striking up this important conversation.   Filling someone in on your health history may not be your typical ice-breaker … Continue reading

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Can Steroids Cause Bipolar Disorder?

The relationship between steroids and bipolar disorder isn’t well-established, but some doctors believe these anti-inflammatory medications can cause bipolar disorder symptoms. Experts still aren’t sure of all the causes of bipolar disorder. But some medical professionals believe that one trigger … Continue reading

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Are People With Bipolar Disorder Dangerous?

This common stigma has little basis in reality, but under certain circumstances, bipolar disorder may cause a threat to others or to the patient. We respect your privacy. People with any mental illness are often labeled as potentially violent, even … Continue reading

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What Is Cyclothymia?

Also known as cyclothymic disorder, the condition is different from other types of bipolar disorder. Cyclothymia is a milder form of bipolar disorder, sometimes referred to as cyclothymic disorder. Both cyclothymia and bipolar disorder are characterized by extreme mood swings, … Continue reading

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