Daily Archives: August 3, 2016

Bipolar Support Groups

If you’re living with bipolar disorder, a support group can help provide strength and comfort. Compassion is meant to be shared and spread through the unchanging truths of ones hope for friendship support and understanding through many of our own creative … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder and Sleep Problems

Are you tossing and turning at night, unable to get to sleep? It could be related to your bipolar disorder. If you have bipolar disorder, keeping to a regular sleep routine is crucial to keeping moods in check. But people … Continue reading

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Bipolar and Addiction: The Dual Diagnosis

It’s a common — and dangerous — combination: bipolar disorder and addiction. Bipolar disorder and addiction often go together. As many as 60 percent of people with bipolar disorder will have some form of substance abuse during their lifetime, and … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder and Money Management

Spending sprees may be a part of manic episodes for many people with bipolar disorder. Manic episodes of compulsive spending are a problem for many people who havebipolar disorder. During these episodes, people feel richer than they really are, more … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder and the Risk of Suicide

Whenever someone commits suicide, whether they’re a celebrity, acquaintance, or even a family member, the question often asked by those left behind is why. “At least 90 percent of the time, an untreated or undertreated mood disorder is to blame,” … Continue reading

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Weight Gain and Bipolar Medications

Medications used to treat bipolar disorder are intended to help stabilize mood and ease depression, but they often come with a significant side effect: weight gain. Drugs that are especially associated with this issue include: Mood stabilizers such as lithium … Continue reading

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Vitamins for Bipolar Disorder

A varied, healthy diet is your best source of vitamins. Some researchers believe that people with bipolar disorders may metabolize certain vitamins differently, and therefore require either careful intake via food or supplementation. If you plan to pursue vitamin therapies, … Continue reading

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Mealtimes and mental health

There are many psychological, social and biological benefits of eating meals with other people. Sharing mealtimes is good for your mental health. Whether it be through sharing experiences with family and friends, winding down with company, bonding with family members … Continue reading

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Borderline Disorder in DSM-5: Changing Concepts

The diagnostic criteria of personality disorders are defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, (DSM-5), Section II (APA, 2013). The Personality and Personality Disorders Work Group for DSM-5 proposed major revisions to the Personality Disorders … Continue reading

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FAQ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BORDERLINE DISORDER

1. “Do you know a psychiatrist or therapist near me who is experienced and skilled in borderline disorder?” By far, this is the most common question that I am asked about borderline disorder. For my response to this question click … Continue reading

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