Monthly Archives: October 2016

Bipolar Disorder and Your Job

A bipolar disorder diagnosis can have a big effect on your job and career. In a survey of people with depression and bipolar disorderconducted by the Depressionand Bipolar Support Alliance, 88% said their condition affected their ability to work. But … Continue reading

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Treating Bipolar Depression

Treatment for bipolardepression has come a long way from the days (not so long ago) when patients were given sedatives and medications with numerous side effects. Today, mood stabilizing drugs are a mainstay treatment for bipolar disorder. Doctors may prescribe … Continue reading

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Understanding Depression — Diagnosis and Treatment

How Is Depression Diagnosed? Although very common, depression is often ignored or misdiagnosed and left untreated. Such inattention can be life-threatening; major depression, in particular, has a high suiciderate. If you or a loved one have symptoms of depression, seek … Continue reading

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Not everyone is meant to be in your future. Some people are just passing through to teach you lessons in life. Nothing will make you happy unless you choose to be happy.  Life is what you make it. Laughter is what … Continue reading

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Time Management Positive Affirmations

Present Tense Affirmations I have excellent time management skills I manage my time naturally at all times I am naturally talented at managing my time in all areas of my life I always know what I am supposed to be … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder: Managing the Balancing Act

Bipolar disorder symptoms include dramatic shifts in mood and the ability to function. Successful bipolar disorder treatment requires a careful course of medication, psychotherapy, and discipline to stay on track–and avoid an emotional crash. Most teens spend their time discussing … Continue reading

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Am I Bipolar?

No one’s mood is stable 100% of the time. It’s normal to feel down when you hit a rough patch and elated when life goes your way. But if you have bipolar disorder, the highs and lows are a lot … Continue reading

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What Does Bipolar Mania Look and Feel Like?

Whether you have bipolar disorder or you know someone with the condition, you’ll want to be aware of the signs of mania — the extreme highs that can lead to big risks with money, sex, and even safety. If you … Continue reading

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How Can I Help Someone Who Has Bipolar Disorder?

Your support can make a difference to a friend or family member who has bipolar disorder. Small gestures count. One of the simplest things you can start with is to try to accept them — and their condition — just … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder Emergencies and Suicide Prevention

Bipolar disorder may raise the risk of suicide. Mania and depression, the hallmarks of bipolar disorder, can be dangerous. During a manic phase, a person with bipolar disorder may be reckless. In about half of cases, people with mania can … Continue reading

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