“Triggers control bipolar disorder,” said Julie A. Fast, a bestselling author of books on bipolar disorder, including Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder and Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder. Common triggers include lack of sleep, time changes, new people and relationship problems, she said. Each in
Bipolar depression disrupts and devastates lives, and tends to dominate the course of a person's illness. Yet, it's still difficult to diagnose and treat. By Donna Jackel It is the manic phase of bipolar disorder that attracts—no, demands—attention. But those who have the illness, or love someone who does, know it is depression that most disrupts and devastates lives—and dominates the course of the illness. “Few people understand depression sucks the life out of you,” says C.A., 5...
Best of Our Blogs: December 12 2017 : I recently read this postby a singer with bipolar disorder. It opened my eyes to what self-care actually looks like when youre suffering from a mental illness. Instead of spa days and yoga she says for her it looks like slowing down finding your own way and spending time with friends. This holiday season as you get lost in other peoples expectations why not create your own list? Not a self-care list that looks good but one that feels good to you. Our pos
Some statistics quote that up to 90% of marriages, where one spouse is bipolar, will end in divorce. Does your union have what it takes to be in the 10% www.pinterest.com/mentallyinteresting/loving-someone-with-a-mental-illness?utm_content=bufferf213d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer
How to Help Someone with Bipolar Disorder A person suffering from bipolar disorder has their own obstacles to handle, but caring for someone who is bipolar also has its own challenges. Whether you live together or are on the other side of the planet, there are steps everyone can take to help someone who is living with bipolar disorder.