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How I Manage My Bipolar Disorder

Krystal Reddick | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

A stable life is highly doable. You have to take stock of your life and shape one you'd be proud and happy to live. It is a lot of work. But what in life isn't?

The Psychopathology of Genius

Ilyana Romanovsky | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ilyana Romanovsky

This fine-tuned connection helps us understand the pedigree isolated to the genius. Evidently, inheriting just the right amount of psychotic and manic proclivity can enhance the odds of the creative.

Sleep and Mood Disorders

Krystal Reddick | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

Safeguard your sleep. It influences so much of your day-to-day functioning. For instance, if I don't sleep, I can potentially become manic or depressed. I am very protective of my sleep. You should be too.

The Lesson of the Dandelion

Greg O'Brien | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

The best of runners in life have partners. My prayer is that we partner up from Capitol Hill to California to make Alzheimer's a fading memory.

Mental Health in the Black Community

Krystal Reddick | Posted 09.10.2014 | Black Voices
Krystal Reddick

There is stigma in every racial and ethnic community around mental health, but especially so in the black community. But there is nothing more important than self-care. It is not a sign of weakness to ask for help. We were not meant to soldier on alone. We are part of communities for a reason.

A Letter to My Younger Self

Krystal Reddick | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

Life is not over. You just hit a bump in the road. No one plans on getting sick. You cannot account for how an illness might derail your life.

Are You a Dromomaniac? -- The 10 Most Common Manias That Affect Travelers

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

Are you a dromomaniac (insatiable traveler)? Of course you are -- if you weren't a xenomaniac (inquisitive person obsessed with foreign things and places) you wouldn't be reading this. You've come to the right place.

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.

Advantages in Bipolar -- No Longer If, but Why and How

Tom Wootton | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Wootton

Four distinguished panelists gave presentations about their research into why people with bipolar disorder tend to exhibit advantages in some parts of their lives. They said it was the first time ever that the APA had such a discussion and it was a great honor to be a part of it.

We Are the Lucky Ones

Cristy Gallagher | Posted 02.20.2013 | Parents
Cristy Gallagher

I am speaking out because I want others to know that there are so many families like ours who are suffering. The system must change

Becoming More Aware of Depression and Bipolar

Tom Wootton | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Wootton

Increased awareness results in deeper understanding, better functionality, more comfort for all involved, and recognition of value in what was once seen only as a disorder. It can literally be the difference between a diminished life and a great one.

What Does It Feel Like to Have Bipolar Disorder?

Quora | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Mills Baker, Head of User Experience, Giftly I have bipolar disorder, as does my mother and as did ...

Inside The Manic Mind

Robert Leahy, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Leahy, Ph.D.

Bipolar disorder is a life-long mood illness, often with the first onset during late adolescence or early adulthood. An essential element of bipolar disorder is that the individual has had at least one episode of "mania."

Holden Caulfield: Depressed, Psychotic and All

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Jaffee

Caulfield may be a screw-up, more than a savior, but he has a generous heart and should be a paragon for those who believe in good deeds, not acts of violence.

Driving Soldiers Crazy with Psychiatric Meds

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Has life in the military has become tougher? Everyone seems to agree that it has with the increased frequency and length of deployments. But that's not the whole story.

That's Not How Bubbles Work

Garrett Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Garrett Johnson

If you want an accurate prediction of when the housing market will bottom: it will be when people have stopped calling a bottom in housing.

The 6 Types Of Love

YourTango | Sarah Harrison | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The quiz shows how much you accept six types of love: Eros, Pragma, Banquet, Mania, Ludus and Storge. Yes, they sound like exotic birds or rivers in G...