The struggle of living with Bipolar Disorder (manic-depression) is real, regardless if you are newly diagnosed or have been diagnosed for years. Bipolar Disorder can be a debilitating disorder if left untreated. It can even be hard for people who have been in treatment for years. Bipolar disorder […]
Samantha Steiner is the author of the new book, "My Bipolar Mind: You're not alone," which is now available on Amazon. She is also a freelance writer, blogger, and mental health advocate who runs and manages her own mental health blog, MyBipolarMind.com.
29 Things I Have Learned in 29 Years After losing someone that you love, the pain eventually begins to dull after a while. You will never forget that person but time really does make things easier. If you want to achieve something in life you need to be […]
Balancing a number of roles can be difficult, whether those roles are being a parent, partner, friend, employee, student, sibling, child or whatever else. At times, these different roles can compete for your time and attention. I have listed some tips and strategies here that you might find helpful. […]
A person with ADHD/ADD may have some or all of the following symptoms Difficulty paying attention to details and tendency to make careless mistakes in school, or work or activities; producing work that is often messy and careless. Easily distracted and frequently interrupting ongoing tasks by noises or […]
Bipolar I Having this type of bipolar disorder means you have experienced at least one manic episode. The mania needed to have lasted for at least a week, or to be severe enough that hospitalisation was necessary. For about 50-60% of people with this type of the disorder, they will […]
The list below is of common early warning signs that may help you recall the changes you experience when a manic/hypomanic episode is about to occur. If you find it difficult to identify your early warning signs, you might discuss this with a trusted friend, family member, therapist or […]
The major difference between hypomania and mania are that hypomania is briefer and less intense than mania. Hypomania is not associated with psychosis (loss of touch with reality or hallucinations) or hospitalization. Full blown mania is more severe and at times, requires hospitalization.
The changes that occur when your mood is elevated (and when becoming elevated) happen in three related areas – in your thoughts, your feelings and your actions. When your mood is elevated, your activity in these three areas can be very uncharacteristic of how you are when you […]
The list below of common early warning signs might help you think of the changes in your mood that you may notice. If you find it difficult to identify your early warning signs, you might consider discussing it with a trusted friend, family member, or your doctor. This […]