Beware of Hypomania

Although mania might be a feeling that some people with bipolar disorder might seek, it can be dangerous. People in a manic state often do things they regret. They take risks they normally wouldn't take or spend money they do not have. Hypomania symptoms are signs that come before mania. If you recognize these signs, … Continue reading Beware of Hypomania

Guest Post: Bipolar Disorder: Coming Through the Fog of the Himalayans by Simon C

The highs and the lows.I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in October 2018 aged 37, following a manic high unlike any other I'd experienced before. My depression occurred much earlier in my life aged 21 while I was studying at University. If you'll indulge me, I'll tell you about both experiences, taking them in chronological … Continue reading Guest Post: Bipolar Disorder: Coming Through the Fog of the Himalayans by Simon C

Beware I am Manic: Proceed with Action Plan

As part of my action plan, I always let the people who care about me know that I am seeing red flags and am concerned that I am getting manic.  This way they can be on the lookout and know that I know that I am in trouble. Letting others know is important, but that … Continue reading Beware I am Manic: Proceed with Action Plan

When Using Your Manic Energy Can Go Too Far

  Do you know that feeling when you start feeling like you might be getting hypomanic? Do you know how when you feel that way, you have all that excess energy?   You suddenly want to take on all the things you have been wanting to and have either been depressed or just did not have … Continue reading When Using Your Manic Energy Can Go Too Far

I’ve Been Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Now what?

If you have recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it could be a relief because you finally know there is a reason why you have been going through the things you have been.  You might have found out because you were admitted to the hospital for either suicidal thoughts, extreme depression, or a manic episode. … Continue reading I’ve Been Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Now what?

8 Tips If You Feel Like You are getting Manic

  1. It is really important to have a great relationship with your psychiatrist. Be honest with how you feel. If you feel like you might be getting manic or hypomanic, make sure you contact your doctor. 2. Make sure you are taking your medications. You may want to evaluate whether or not you should … Continue reading 8 Tips If You Feel Like You are getting Manic