Tag: bipolar disorder

14 Signs of Bipolar Disorder

People who struggle with bipolar disorder suffer from extreme high and low mood swings. During the highs, one will experience a sense of mania. During the lows, one will feel a period of depression.¹ If you believe you or someone you love suffers from bipolar disorder, you’re not alone. Nearly 2.6% of Americans currently struggle

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How to Manage Bipolar Depressive Episodes

People with bipolar disorder go through what’s known as episodes. These periods of both high and low feelings that come with their own respected set of symptoms [1]. People in a low period experience symptoms similar to standard depression. Feeling as though they aren’t themselves and having difficulty doing things they’d like. Luckily, there are

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Why You Should Be Wary of Prescription Drugs

Just because the doctor said it was okay, doesn’t actually make it okay. One of the leading causes of the opioid epidemic is prescription drug abuse [1]. Many who receive specific medications develop an addiction they feel they have no control over. In turn, when these prescriptions run out, they turn to the streets to

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Bipolar Disorder and Romance: How to Manage

Many people with bipolar disorder tend to not mention the condition when they first meet somebody. But as symptoms persist, it becomes inevitable people with the mental illness must reveal their dark secret. When it comes to relationships, handling a loved one’s bipolar disorder can be extremely difficult. The manic episodes a person goes through often

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What is a Bipolar Disorder?

A bipolar disorder, sometimes known as manic depression, is a mental health condition where those who suffer experience intense mood swings. Typically, an emotional high known as mania or hypomania and an emotional low known as depression. Both of these opposing emotions can come at random instances and are usually uncontrollable. Each of them has

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How to Handle Mental Health in College

College is considered one of the most vital periods of your life. Not only are you pushing to settle yourself into a career, but you’re making that important transition from adolescent to adult. The work involved can make your head spin with stress. Though you may feel alone in that pressure, it’s common for students to

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How to Prevent Suicide: Warning Signs, Symptoms, and What You Can Do.

A deeper look into what each of us can do to prevent suicide in an at-risk individual.