Tag: bipolar

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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Can CBD Help You With Mental Health?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many cannabinoids found in the plant cannabis sativa variety known as hemp [1]. It has an indirect effect on our endocannabinoid system which is responsible for a number of different functions, including (but not limited to): Inflammation Emotions Mood Pain Due to this effect, many people have turned to

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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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The Role of Society’s Expectations in Mental Health

“All the worlds a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits, and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.” – William Shakespeare When the great playwright said this, he was discussing just what we’re about to talk about today; social expectations. For a moment, consider

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