Category Archives: Bipolar Disorder

How & Why You Could Be Autistic & Bipolar At The Same Time

Comorbidity refers to having more than one condition at the same time.  In his Psychology Today article, Dr. Christopher Badcock explains how one may have Autism and Bipolar Disorder at the same time. Here is a link: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-imprinted-brain/201611/can-you-be-autistic-and-bipolar-the-same-time

A Family’s Mental Health Journey: Emergency, Illness, Recovery, Stability

Bipolar Disorder is a serious mental health condition that requires treatment.  However, treatment can often be cost-prohibitive.  CNN’s Jenny Gold follows the story of a young woman and her family’s journey after she was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.  Their story shares their navigation through a complex mental health system with inevitable up’s and down’s.   The story provides

New Bipolar Treatment Proves Patients Can Control Their Mania

Bipolar Disorder is a serious mental illness.  Individuals with this condition often struggle with episodes of depression and mania.  A new study suggests that people can control their mania with certain interventions.  In MentalHealthMatters.com, Julie Frey writes about this new study and discusses implications for treatment. Here is a link to the article: http://mental-health-matters.com/new-bipolar-treatment-proves-patients-can-control-their-mania/

New Bipolar Treatment Proves Patients Can Control Their Mania

Bipolar Disorder is a serious mental illness.  Individuals with this condition often struggle with episodes of depression and mania.  A new study suggests that people can control their mania with certain interventions.  In MentalHealthMatters.com, Julie Frey writes about this new study and discusses implications for treatment. Here is a link to the article: http://mental-health-matters.com/new-bipolar-treatment-proves-patients-can-control-their-mania/

Healing The Hurt

Bipolar and other mental health conditions often affect one’s relationships. In PsychCentral, Dr. Barbara Bachmeier writes about common relational issues when struggling with Bipolar Disorder. Here is a link to the article: http://blogs.psychcentral.com/bipolar-update/2015/06/healing-the-hurt/

How A Schizophrenia Gene Affects The Brain

MedicalNewsToday.com writes about new research findings on mental illness.  In a recent study, scientists found a gene DISC1, that may be a risk factor for mental health conditions such as depression, bipolar, and schizophrenia.  This finding could have positive implications for treatment and provide a greater understanding about the brain and mental illness. Here is

Keeping A Job When You Have Bipolar Disorder

Many people with Bipolar Disorder lead productive and fulfilling lives.  However, it is not always easy to manage this serious mental illness while consistently meet all of the demands one’s life.  Natasha Tracy provides useful tips for managing one’s job for those diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.   Here is a link to the article: http://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/breakingbipolar/2013/09/keeping-job-bipolar-disorder/

Bipolar and Triggers

On HealthyPlace.com, Julie Fast explains triggers and how they affect Bipolar Disorder. Here is a link to the article: Bipolar and Triggers