Daily Archives: August 4, 2016

Bipolar? You Can Still Quit Smoking

Smoking is a common activity among people with mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder. But having bipolar disorder doesn’t mean you can’t quit. Bipolar disorder and its treatment can put you under a lot of stress. Some people may turn to … Continue reading

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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Advances in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

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Bipolar Disorder and Decision Making

When in a manic mood, people with bipolar disorder can act recklessly. Here’s how to take responsibility and manage your emotions. The dramatic mood swings of bipolar disorder can interfere with your ability to make good choices, particularly during a … Continue reading

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Eating Disorders and Bipolar Disorder

Some bipolar patients may also have eating issues like anorexia and bulimia. Patients with bipolar disorder must work to control mood swings that range from manic to depressive. Evidence is mounting that many bipolar patients also must struggle to control … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder and Gender Differences

Bipolar disorder develops in men and women in about equal numbers, but there are gender differences in the ways that the illness manifests itself. Women with the disorder tend to have more depressive and fewer manic episodes than men do. … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder and Disability

What if your bipolar becomes so severe that you can no longer work? Here’s what you need to know about getting disability benefits.   When you hear the word disability, chances are you think it applies to a physical injury … Continue reading

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Coping With Bipolar Mood Swings

Dramatic mood swings between the highs of mania and the lows of depression can be exhausting for the person with bipolar disorder. Here’s how to cope.   Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme mood swings from mania to depression. The … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder and Pregnancy

Bipolar treatment can be tricky when pregnancy enters the picture. Learn how to take your bipolar meds safely and keep your baby safe, too. If you have bipolar disorder and want to become pregnant, the key to an optimal outcome … Continue reading

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