Treatments for Bipolar Disorder

TikTok Video YouTube Video Infographic PSYCHOTHERAPY Cognitive-Behavioral Information Psychodynamic Information Humanistic Integrative/Holistic IPSRT (Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy) Information MEDICATIONS Antipsychotics Antipsychotics A–Z Information Mood Stabilizers Information Benzodiazepines Anti-Depressants Anti-Convulsants (Others not listed) LIFESTYLE CHANGES Exercise Healthy Diet Avoid Unhealthy Relationships No smoking or drugs Sleep Regularly Minimize Stress SUPPORT Family Friends Peers Support Groups … Continue reading Treatments for Bipolar Disorder

Guest Post: Resiliency When Dealing With Bipolar Disorder by Christine

We, the mentally ill, have amazingly strong shock absorbers. An individual needs to be very resilient when dealing with bipolar disorder. Currently, I am experiencing a mixed episode which means I shift back and forth between mania and depression. This can be charted by hours or days. I stay connected to my psychiatrist and therapist … Continue reading Guest Post: Resiliency When Dealing With Bipolar Disorder by Christine

Guest Post: Interview with Producers of Spiral- Bipolar Documentary

Who are you? Randall: I'm Randall Scott White, I was married to a wonderful woman named Michelle who fell ill over time from bipolar disorder that went undiagnosed until it was too late.  Jennifer: I'm Jennifer Hutchins, the producer. I met Randall in Austin in late 2019 and he showed me over a decade of home video … Continue reading Guest Post: Interview with Producers of Spiral- Bipolar Documentary

Guest Post: Interview with the Author of Bedlam and Tea Tony Abbs

1. What is one of the hardest aspects of having Bipolar?The alienation and rejection that is often felt from society leaves me feeling shameful for having a mental disorder. The ignorance and lack of empathy from society can compound my progress due to the negative responses I may feel towards their lack of understanding. 2. … Continue reading Guest Post: Interview with the Author of Bedlam and Tea Tony Abbs

Guest Post: Why Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder is So Tough by G. Alex Patten, MD

Since its original description over 160 years ago, Bipolar Disorder has been a tough diagnosis to make accurately. At different times called “circular insanity,” “manic depressive psychosis,” and “manic depression,” Bipolar Disorder was not officially recognized as a standalone mental illness until 1980. Now we know that Bipolar Disorder is actually a group of four … Continue reading Guest Post: Why Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder is So Tough by G. Alex Patten, MD

Blogs Written by The Parents of Someone Who Has Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Bandit's Story My mom wrote these: (Click on title to be brought to the article.) Part 1 How having a mentally ill child affects the family. Part 2: Trying to Figure out What was Wrong with my Daughter Part 3: My Daughter’s Diagnosis and my Reaction HOW I DEAL WITH HER MANIC EPISODES Part 5: The next Manic … Continue reading Blogs Written by The Parents of Someone Who Has Bipolar Disorder

Guest Post: Can I Stop Myself from Slipping into the Bipolar Abyss? by Jess Kanotz

Look past the woman with unwashed hair who is wearing a security blanket of a sweater and notice that she made the bed. I'd call that hope. I can feel myself slipping into an abyss. I could be sliding into depression or a mixed state if I can’t stop it from happening. Just so we’re … Continue reading Guest Post: Can I Stop Myself from Slipping into the Bipolar Abyss? by Jess Kanotz

Guest Post: 7 Common Myths About Bipolar Disorder: Busted by Nidhi Thakur

Today every one in five people is diagnosed with a mental illness, including bipolar disorder. For those who still don't know, bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that's thought to be caused by an imbalance in the way brain cells communicate with each other.  This imbalance causes extreme mood swings that go way beyond … Continue reading Guest Post: 7 Common Myths About Bipolar Disorder: Busted by Nidhi Thakur

Guest Post: What Euphoria Feels Like by @that_bipolar.girl

“Euphoria is the experience (or affect) of pleasure or excitement and intense feelings of wellbeing and happiness. Euphoric mania often releases a surge of super human energy that creates a feeling of invincibility.” - Wikipedia  I think I could write a whole book and tell about every experience I’ve had, but I could never explain how … Continue reading Guest Post: What Euphoria Feels Like by @that_bipolar.girl

Guest Post: Travelling With A Mental Illness by Em

Travelling can be a joyous experience filled with adventures, laughs and the opportunity for unique memories to be created. However, travelling is not excluded from the stress we experience in day-to-day living; it only presents itself in a different form. “Have I packed enough clothes?” “What will the weather be like there?” “What is the … Continue reading Guest Post: Travelling With A Mental Illness by Em

Guest Post: Bipolar Disorder and Me by Lou Farrell

It has taken a long time for me to come to terms with my diagnosis of bipolar disorder. It was back in 2002, after the birth of my son, that things became a little strange, shall we say. Before 2002 I had been in and out of the hospital with depression; there was the idea … Continue reading Guest Post: Bipolar Disorder and Me by Lou Farrell

Guest Post: Outside Looking In: A Story Told by The Husband of Someone with Bipolar Disorder by Johnny Whitfield

Johnny Whitfield is a former newspaper reporter and editor. For those struggling with a mental health diagnosis, the most important people in their lives are often their caregivers – the people who make sure they take their medicines, get to doctor’s appointments, and help them deal with the basic necessities of life. The responsibilities of … Continue reading Guest Post: Outside Looking In: A Story Told by The Husband of Someone with Bipolar Disorder by Johnny Whitfield

Guest Post: Bipolar Disorder Facts and Statistics by Recovery Village

Previously known as manic depression, bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder that causes severe mood swings. Individuals living with this condition often alternate between mania (a euphoric, energized mood) and depression. These mood shifts occur throughout several weeks or months. Prevalence of Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder affects about 2.8 percent of people living in the United States. Worldwide, … Continue reading Guest Post: Bipolar Disorder Facts and Statistics by Recovery Village

How a Daily Routine is Helping me with My Bipolar Disorder

I have been struggling with depression and or mania for almost 40 years now.  Every time I go through a manic cycle, I learn more and more. I learn things that will make it better the next time around.  About 3 months ago, I decided to work on my daily routine and can't believe how much it … Continue reading How a Daily Routine is Helping me with My Bipolar Disorder

My Recent You Tube Videos: Please Help Me to Help Others and Check Them Out!

Note: I am trying to build a YouTube following and finding it very difficult. Please help me by liking and sharing. SUBSCRIBING would be so appreciated. I am hoping that my videos inspire, encourage, and educate others. If you have a YouTube channel you want me to subscribe to, please email me at BipolarBandit@gmail.com Inspirational … Continue reading My Recent You Tube Videos: Please Help Me to Help Others and Check Them Out!

Guest Post: Interview with the Author of Unglued: A Bipolar Love Story

Jeffrey Zuckerman is the author of Unglued: A Bipolar Love Story Description of Book from Amazon: Jeffrey Zuckerman's harrowing five-year ride began months before his wife Leah was diagnosed with late-onset bipolar disorder. After thirty years of marriage, Jeff, a semi-retired editor and a second-string catcher on a recreational softball team, nearly became unglued himself … Continue reading Guest Post: Interview with the Author of Unglued: A Bipolar Love Story

Things Not to Say to Someone with Bipolar Disorder

When someone tells you they have bipolar disorder, there are things you can say that are helpful and some that are not. Below are the things that are not: Video We all have our ups and downs.We are all a little bipolar.I know how you feelYou're acting crazyYou're acting like a psychoDid you take your … Continue reading Things Not to Say to Someone with Bipolar Disorder

Ways to Find Balance in Your Life Re: Mental Health

Note: This can help anyone when it comes to mental health. When you have bipolar disorder it is really important to find balance in your life. Below are some things you can do to achieve that balance. Say no. Helping others is something most people want to do. However, don't do it when it costs … Continue reading Ways to Find Balance in Your Life Re: Mental Health

Guest Post: Mania-Going 120 in my Honda Accord by Bipolar Inferno (Chris G)

I am manic, I am energized and I am hyper focused. I am going 120 on the highway with no idea of how dangerous it was. I am confused and I have this dopamine buzz. Neurotransmitters flooding the receptors. Looking out where I was glazed eyes in a trance delusions flowing like water throughout my … Continue reading Guest Post: Mania-Going 120 in my Honda Accord by Bipolar Inferno (Chris G)

Educational Material about Bipolar Disorder for World Bipolar Day

World Bipolar Day is celebrated every year on March 30th in honor of Vincent Van Gogh's birthday. It is believed that he suffered from bipolar disorder. If you want to read more about it click here. Below are slides to a VIDEO that I prepared to help educate people about bipolar disorder. It includes how … Continue reading Educational Material about Bipolar Disorder for World Bipolar Day