Symptoms & Management

Information about symptoms and management for caregivers of people that have Bipolar Disorder.

If you have a family member that has Bipolar Disorder, you have probably experienced the turmoil and destruction of mania. Don't let it rip your family apart. Know the symptoms so you can get treatment ASAP.

7 Things Family Members Need To Know About Bipolar Mania

If you have a family member that has Bipolar Disorder, you have probably experienced the turmoil and destruction of mania. You need to know that Bipolar Mania can rip families apart and create financial burdens that are felt long after the mania has subsided. As the caregivers and support systems of a person with bipolar, […] Read more…

How do you differentiate “normal” feelings from “bipolar” feelings?

Is It Emotions Or Bipolar?

Mood swings for bipolar people can be very drastic and can occur as often as hourly, especially during relapses. When the emotions are extreme, it can be easy to associate them with the disorder. But what if they’re not polar? Do you know if feelings are normal emotions or bipolar symptoms? It can be difficult […] Read more…

Bipolar Depression : Do Labels Help?

We are a society that likes labels. We like to be able to put people in little boxes so that we can understand them and know how to interact with them. Conducive to society maybe but is that beneficial to the person being labelled? Is it productive for someone diagnosed with a mental illness? Do […] Read more…

5 Questions to test how serious you are about getting better and finding stability with bipolar disorder.

How Serious Are You About Your Bipolar And Getting Better?

Bipolar Disorder, just like any other disease, must take precedence in your life for you to be able to attain stability. That is not to say that if you eat right, get enough sleep and take your medications properly, you won’t have any relapses. Even when controlling all the triggers you can, you may still […] Read more…

Bipolar Disorder: The Financial Burden

Statistically speaking, the odds are stacked against you. In the United States and Canada, at least 40 percent of all marriages fail. But the statistics for marriages involving a person who has bipolar disorder are especially sobering—an estimated 90 percent of these end in divorce, according to a November 2003 article, “Managing Bipolar Disorder,” in […] Read more…

All the medication, psychiatrist appointments, therapy and support won’t do a thing if the person with bipolar is not invested in their own treatment and recovery. But for the one suffering, it is very difficult for them to find a reason within themselves, to get better. As the spouse, you need to help them find their reason why.

How To Help Make Recovery The Goal For Your Bipolar Spouse

Bipolar is very difficult on family and friends. The mood swings from debilitating depressions to extreme manias can throw a whole home into a state of chaos. Everything revolves around the unwell person. Young children, no matter how much you try to shelter them from it, are deeply affected by an unstable environment. Sometimes in […] Read more…

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