Jennifer Maupin

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It's Complicated: Living With Bipolar Disorder

I am bipolar. I am divorced. Those two statements are not synonymous. They are also not lines I use to introduce myself to new people. Eventually, …

Will My Child Inherit My Bipolar Disorder?

If you have bipolar disorder and are considering having children, one of the questions you are probably asking yourself is whether you would pass …

Mental Health

My Tug of War With the Bipolar Beast

Battling the bipolar beast can knock you on your feet, but Julie Fast is here to teach you how to get back up<p>By Julie Fast<p>Just about everyone who has …

Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Disorder Responds Better to ECT Than Medication, Study Finds

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for treatment-resistant bipolar disorder appears to be more effective than an algorithm-based pharmacologic treatment …

Rapid-cycling Bipolar Disorder

When I was diagnosed as having bipolar disorder, I was termed “rapid-cycling.” Now, you must remember, at that time I really had no idea about the …

People with Depression and Bipolar Disorder Feel Sadness Differently

Depression and bipolar disorder can both cause people to go through periods of extreme sadness and despair, and even mental health experts may find …