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Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Go Ahead, Label Me

Elizabeth Barnett | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Barnett

My labels aren't what make me who I am or how I experience my mental health or lack thereof. My labels just give my treatment team an idea of where I fall on the spectrum and help them to decide various strategies for recovery.

5 Amazing Reasons Not To Care About Renée Zellweger's Face Today

Greg Archer | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Greg Archer

Admit it: You're a tad disappointed. There's not one photo of Oscar-winner Renée Zellweger here. Not one. Tragic. Or, as the hipsters say: tragiq...

Agents of Change: 5 Inspiring Women Worthy Of Your Attention Right Now

Greg Archer | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Greg Archer

They walk among us -- those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they actually are. Take note of five enterprising women who generate a powerful ripple effect and emerge as some of the finest agents of change this fall.

'This Disease Has A Great Potential To Be Fatal. Fighting Is Important And Very Real'

Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living

Suzanne Greif, 51, of Athens, Georgia, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 14. This is her story. When I was 6, my mother was institutionalized....

Building a Transmedia Project for Young Adults With Mental Illness, Their Families and Their Health Care Providers

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Mona Shattell

Telling stories across multiple media forms, tapping the strengths of each, offers the potential to develop meaningful stories in much deeper and more engaging ways.

6 Signs of Bipolar Disorder

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

A person can have a mixed episode of mania and depression and swing back and forth from one pole to the other. During mania, people often do not feel that anything is wrong with them.

The Life of Bi

Ron Mattocks | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Mattocks

"I don't think you have ADD," he finally says, turning to me. I'm ready to leave, but I stay to hear him out. "What you're describing sounds more like a Bipolar II disorder."

Is Bi-Cycling Delusion Keeping Your Bipolar in Disorder?

Tom Wootton | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Wootton

Bipolar is a cyclical condition. We cycle through depressions and manias, sometimes reaching intensities that cause a crisis for us. We also periodically cycle into remission. It might be easier if the cycles were predictable, but for many of us they are completely random.

Just Like My Mother

Catherine Menta | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Catherine Menta

After that night we began our long process of rebuilding. I had to get to know my mother through fresh eyes -- eyes not clouded with resentment. What I learned is that my mother has the purest heart.

What Does Bipolar Disorder Look Like?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

As we watch how Ms. Zeta-Jones manages her illness, there may be much to learn from someone so talented -- so successful, and yet ill -- about how to not let bipolar disorder, or any mental or addictive disease, derail or destroy a life or a family.

The False Epidemic of Childhood Bipolar Disorder

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

Childhood bipolar disorder used to be vanishingly rare, but has recently become far too common -- in just 15 years, rates have jumped an amazing 40-fold.

Eye Exams And Bipolar Disorder

Tom Wootton | Posted 09.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Wootton

I have asked thousands of people with bipolar disorder if they lie to their doctors and therapists. Most say they either lie outright or leave important information out. We call it "presenting well."

7 Stars Living With Bipolar

The Huffington Post | Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 09.25.2011 | Healthy Living

This past April, pop singer and Disney actress Demi Lovato went public about her bipolar disorder diagnosis. In interviews to the media, the 18-year-o...

Christiane Wells: What It's Like Being Bipolar

Red Room | Posted 06.15.2011 | Home
Red Room

I had no idea how serious the diagnosis of bipolar disorder was at 19-years-old. To have a bottle of lithium in my hands felt scary. But it explained why I'd had such serious issues for years.

How Psychotherapy Can Help Bipolar Disorder

Health.com | Mary Pinkowish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

While medication remains the bedrock treatment for bipolar disorder, a few different types of psychotherapy have been modified especially for peop...

Glad To Be Mad: Mentally Ill Start 'Mad Pride' Movement (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Yesterday the New York Times explored the burgeoning "mad pride" movement, which aims to fight the stigma of serious mental illness like schizophrenia...