7 Defensive Steps to Take Immediately When Mania Hits

1. Call Your Prescribing Doctor.

It may be time for a medication adjustment. Perhaps a little higher dose of Lithium of time to add another mood stabilizer or anti-manic medication that your doctor can call into your local pharmacy. Perhaps … Continue

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After the Episodes, Who Are You?

The Many "True Selves" of Bipolar Disorder

The Many “True Selves” of Bipolar Disorder

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder relatively late in life… around 35. Not long after my diagnosis, I had to switch medications and everything fell apart: a bankruptcy, despite earning nearly $1M in … Continue

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Bipolar Disorder and Trauma: A Story

For Some, It Started Young

She was six when her parents recall expecting her to help out with all the work that came from having a father and mother who worked full-time, a baby brother with autism, and full-time school … Continue

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