Bipolar Disorder - Treatments

Establishing a Routine to Better Manage Bipolar Disorder

Sticking to a regular routine can help balance the ups and downs of bipolar disorder, but for some, establishing a routine can be a major challenge.

America’s Mental Health Crisis

Not only is access to mental health care declining, a new study finds the majority of psychiatrists don’t accept health insurance.

How to Comfort Someone With Bipolar Disorder

Though efforts are underway to raise awareness, you can do your part by acting compassionately toward those living with this condition.

Neurofeedback Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

With this therapy, brain waves are "trained" to keep mood more stable.

Is Bipolar Disorder Avoidable?

Living with bipolar disorder presents an array of challenges. What if there was a way to prevent its onset?

Bipolar Disorder: Foods That Help and Foods That Hurt

Make your management of bipolar disorder comprehensive. Find out which edibles can improve or exacerbate your condition.

Could You Be Bipolar?

We all have our ups and downs; however, if they're too extreme, it may be indicative of a larger issue.

Signs Your Loved One Has Bipolar Disorder

While bipolar disorder symptoms are similar to signs of regular depression, they are more likely to involve irritability, guilt, unpredictable mood swings.

Health by the Numbers: Bipolar Disorder

The symptoms of bipolar disorder can be severe, but with the right treatments, patients can manage the disease. Here's a look at bipolar disorder by the numbers.

Your Adult Child With Disabilities: A Caregiving Guide

Here's how to find helpful resources and know the right questions to ask.

Could a Blood Test Reveal Depression?

Typically diagnosed based on questions and answers, it's possible that the blood holds the truth about who is depressed.

How Is Mental Illness Tested and Diagnosed?

How do doctors measure and diagnose conditions from anxiety to personality disorders, especially when there is more than one condition involved?

Antidepressant Fears and Facts

What are common concerns about these highly-prescribed drugs?

7 Tips to Prevent Depression Relapse

Although depression is treatable, some patients, especially those with more severe cases, can suffer a relapse.

Bipolar Disorder: One Man's Story

An estimated 5.7 million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression. Here's one man's story of despair, diagnosis, treatment, and hope.

Full Spectrum: Bipolar Disorder

Not so black and white: study concludes bipolar disease is more of a spectrum disorder.

Could You Be in a Codependent Relationship?

A healthy dependency is a two-way relationship; both parties contribute to it in positive ways. A codependent relationship, in contrast, is an unhealthy, dysfunctional, perhaps even abusive, one-sided relationship.

Suspect a Loved One Is Suicidal? 6 Essential Steps

Being confronted with a loved one who is considering suicide is frightening and distressing, and you may be at a loss as to what to do. By responding with these six steps, you might actually save someone's life.

The Truth About Cyber Support Groups

While talking to a trained mental health professional can be invaluable for many patients, nothing compares to talking to others who are going through the same experience. But can the Internet substitute quality interpersonal dialogue?

How to Adjust to Life Without Antidepressants

Antidepressants are the most commonly prescribed medication in the country, so mental health experts are trying to understand if, when, and how patients should cease taking them. Here, a guide to the transition to life without depression medication.

No More Depression Symptoms? Are You in the Clear?

Just because your symptoms are gone, doesn't mean your depression is. In fact, many relapse as soon as six months after treatment. Read on for triggers and preventative measures.

Could You Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a severe and chronic mental health condition that disrupts a person's ability to regulate their emotions. Read on to get the comprehensive information you need to navigate the condition.

Mood Disorders: Are They Caused by Vitamin Deficiencies?

Vitamins play a critical role in mental health. And insufficient intake of certain vitamins have been linked to mood disorders. So, which deficiency is resulting in your symptoms? Find out here.

Bipolar Disorder vs. Borderline Personality Disorder

Many symptoms of mental illnesses overlap and can fluctuate from day to day, or week to week. This problem often occurs with two common mental health conditions: bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder.

The Expert's Take: "Cluster A" Personality Disorders

Does a loved one suffer from a Cluster A Personality Disorder? If so, coping with his actions may not always be easy. Here, a guide to help you understand and cope with the condition.

Could Light Therapy Cure Seasonal Affective Disorder?

If you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), there may be a way to ease your symptoms.

Psychodynamic Therapy for Depression

Psychodynamic therapy is one of the oldest forms of psychological treatment, and one that some psychologists and social workers still use

4 Surprising Facts about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps patients understand their illnesses and gives them strategies and tools to deal with stress.

How to Overcome the Medication Weight Gain Cycle

Medications for depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental health disorders can be lifesaving for people who need them. However, they come with potential risks and side effects—including weight gain.

Tips for Choosing the Right Therapist

Choosing the right psychotherapist is an important decision for people with mental health disorders; however, it can be a bit daunting.
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