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  • Amanda G’s story

    I was a senior in college, one semester away from graduating. I was working a lot, had an active social life, lots of friends and was a member of an RSO on campus. I was busy, but I didn't think anything of all nighters, etc. I was in college. More >> amanda g's story.pdf  
  • Amy’s story

    I am a teacher. There is nothing in this world that I would rather do. I love what I do, but it's not easy. More >> amy's story.pdf  
  • An Introduction to Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar disorder, also known by its older name “manic depression,” is a mental disorder that is characterized by constantly changing moods. More >> an introduction to bipolar disorder.pdf  
  • Bipolar 1 Disorder

    Bipolar 1 disorder is a subtype of bipolar disorder, and is characterised by either recurrent manic episodes or serial manic and depressive episodes. It is commonly known as just bipolar disorder, or misspelt as bi-polar disorder. More >> Bipolar 1 Disorder.pdf  
  • Bipolar 2 Disorder

    Bipolar 2 disorders are more commonly known as Bipolar II type of bipolar disorder. There are four known types of bipolar disorder. More >> Bipolar 2 Disorder.pdf  
  • Bipolar and Eating Disorders

    Patients with bipolar disorder must work to control mood swings that range from manic to depressive. More >> Bipolar and Eating Disorders.pdf  
  • Bipolar Disorder and Nutrition

    The richest dietary source is from fish, specifically carnivorous cold water fish, such as salmon, mackerel and herring. Surveys have shown that the more fish the population of a country eats the lower is their incidence of depression. In one study estim More >> Bipolar Disorder and Nutrition.pdf  
  • Bipolar Disorder and Relationships

    When you’re in a relationship and have bipolar disorder, both you and your partner are affected by your bipolar symptoms. More >> Bipolar Disorder and Relationships.pdf  
  • Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

    Bipolar disorder causes mood swings with extreme ups (mania) and downs (depression). When people with this problem are up, they have brief, intense outbursts or feel irritable or extremely happy (mania) several times almost every day. More >> Bipolar in children and teens.pdf  
  • Bipolar self-help tips

    1. Take ownership of your illness. No, it’s not your fault you have bipolar disorder, but now that you have it, do your part to get help, lead a healthier lifestyle, and follow your treatment regimen. More >> Bipolar self-help tips.pdf  
  • Bipolar treatment: Are bipolar I and bipolar II treated differently?

    From Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D. Bipolar treatment generally involves taking medications and going to mental health counseling (psychotherapy) — whether you have bipolar I or bipolar II. Both bipolar I and bipolar II disorders have several subtypes. More >> Are bipolar I and bipolar II treated differently.pdf  
  • Causes and triggers

    Bipolar disorder has no single cause. It appears that certain people are genetically predisposed to bipolar disorder. More >> Causes and triggers.pdf  
  • Caution Needed in Treating Bipolar Disorder in Elderly

    Psychiatrists treating elderly patients with bipolar disorder face a minefield of risks and potential complications and a paucity of clinical evidence and guidelines. More >> Caution Needed in Treating Bipolar Disorder in Elderly.pdf  
  • Cyclothymia

    Cyclothymia or cyclothymic disorder is a mental illness which causes people to experience mood swings which, in turn, affect their ability to carry out everyday tasks. Cyclothymia is often thought of as a mild form of bipolar disorder. More >> Cyclothymia.pdf  
  • Daniel and Terry’s story

    I am President of Iowa State University Professional & Scientific Council, and a Program Coordinator with the Extension Value-added Agriculture Program at Iowa State University. More >> daniel and terry's story.pdf  
  • Does My Child have Bipolar?

    Does your child go through intense mood changes? More >> does my child have bipolar.pdf  
  • Finding the right bipolar disorder medication

    It can take a while to find the right bipolar medication and dose. More >> Finding the right bipolar disorder medication.pdf  
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    People often have common questions about the basics of manic depression. More >> Frequently Asked Questions.pdf  
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Bipolar Disorder

    People often have common questions about the basics of manic depression. These are some of the most commonly asked questions — and their answers — about manic depression (also known as bipolar disorder). More >> frequently asked questions about bipolar disorder.pdf  
  • Helping a Loved One with Bipolar Disorder

    If someone close to you has bipolar disorder, your love and support can make a difference in treatment and recovery. You can learn about the illness, offer hope and encouragement, and help with treatment. But caring for a person with bipolar disorder can More >> Helping a Loved One with Bipolar Disorder.pdf  
  • How can I help a friend or relative who has bipolar disorder?

    If you know someone who has bipolar disorder, it affects you too. The first and most important thing you can do is help him or her get the right diagnosis and treatment. More >> How can I help a friend or relative who has bipolar disorder.pdf  
  • I Am a Survivor!

    In June of 1993, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I was shocked. I couldn't believe it. I didn't believe it. It took a long time for me to accept my manic depressive illness. More >> i am a survivor my story.pdf  
  • Kim B’s story

    Okay, So I'm the chick who... thought it was normal to work 3 jobs... yes 3 jobs at the same time in order to provide for my kids. More >> kim b's story.pdf  
  • Light Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

    Light therapy for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) has been studied for some time now. More >> Light Therapy for Bipolar Disorder.pdf  
  • Living With

    Living with a bipolar disorder individual in the home can be a stressful problem for the family as they witness their loved ones engulfed in episodes of mania and depression. More >> Living with bipolar disorder.pdf  
  • Managing Bipolar Disorder at Work

    If you have bipolar disorder, no one needs to tell you how challenging this mental illness can be. More >> Managing Bipolar Disorder at Work.pdf  
  • My Story - Anonymous

    Ever since I was a young child I had been experiencing abnormal amounts of anxiety. More >> my story - anonymous.pdf  
  • Myths and Facts about Bipolar Disorder

    Myth: People with bipolar disorder can’t get better or lead a normal life. More >> Myths and Facts about Bipolar Disorder.pdf  
  • Myths of Bipolar Disorder

    By JOHN M. GROHOL, PSYD Founder & Editor-in-Chief Bipolar disorder has been the focus of attention in recent years, as a new slew of psychiatric medications have been developed to help treat it. Such medications drive pharmaceutical marketing and incr More >> Myths of Bipolar Disorder.pdf  
  • Preventing bipolar relapse with web therapy

    “I tend to think I am in a film - it's like The Truman Show. I'm the star of the film, off on my own planet." More >> preventing bipolar relapse with web therapy.pdf