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Here's What It's Actually Like To Live With Bipolar Disorder

"I'm not crazy. Something in my head just works different than yours."<p><b>"It became clear that this wasn't the case.</b> I started a new medication regimen a few months ago and my mood has been stable since then. There are still difficulties, but I try to take them in stride."

Mental Health

Delving into the bipolar brain - Scope

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 6 million American adults have bipolar disorder, a psychiatric illness marked by …

Mental Health

What it's like to have bipolar, by people who have bipolar

30 March 2016<p>It’s World Bipolar Day. It’s always one awareness day or another in mental health, and that can help, because talking about mental …

Even when women aren't obese, PCOS can mean pregnancy problems | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Women who suffer from a leading cause of infertility that can be made worse by obesity may not be able to escape pregnancy problems just by maintaining a normal weight, a recent study suggests.<p>A woman holds her stomach at the last stages of her pregnancy in Bordeaux April 28, …

5 Surprising Signs & Hidden Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

We tend not to think of people with bipolar disorder as having any “hidden symptoms.” It may seem that individuals with bipolar are either engaged in …

Bipolar Disorder

Hollywood turns up the heat on Georgia governor to veto 'anti-LGBT' bill

Time Warner, 21st Century Fox and the Weinstein Company joined the campaign Thursday to pressure Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to veto what critics are calling an "anti-LGBT" bill.<p>The Weinstein Company said it would end its plans to film a biopic of Richard Pryor in the state later this year. The …

The Beauty of Writing -- What I Wish All Writers Knew

The first words are often the hardest, even when they come easily. The first words are ones that open up a new world, introduce us to new characters, ones that we might not necessarily be acquainted with, at least not in action even if you have filled the pages of a notebook with character traits …

4 things I wish I’d know about managing anxiety

I’ve recently turned 30 and I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on my misspent youth – more specifically, on the moment I decided to slap the ugly …

6 Things People With Bipolar Disorder Want You To Know: 'I Am Not Jekyll And Hyde'

One in every 100 adults in the UK will be diagnosed with bipolar disorder at some point in their lives, yet the condition is often misunderstood by …

Everything You Need To Know About Having Sex With PCOS

It's estimated that one in every 10 to 15 women has polycystic ovarian syndrome, a.k.a. PCOS. But while the condition is fairly common, medical …

What It's Like to Suffer from a Panic Disorder

Imagine experiencing bouts of sudden, extreme fear, and lack of control without any specific reason for feeling that way.<p>That's what a panic disorder …

A New Autism Risk Factor: Moms with Polycystic Ovaries

Mom's ovaries could hold clues to some autism cases, new research suggests—and this time it's not because of genetic vulnerabilities carried in her …

How to Use Scrivener to Start and Finish a Rough Draft

by Matt HerronYou’re ready to start drafting.At this point, you’ve been introduced to the important pieces of Scrivener’s user interface; you’re …

Autism Spectrum Disorder Linked To PCOS In Eye-Opening New Study

There could be a connection between maternal PCOS and autism.<p>Women who suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, are 59 percent more likely to give birth to a child with autism spectrum disorder than women without the disorder, according to a study published in the journal Molecular …

Weight loss, exercise may boost fertility odds for women with PCOS | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Women who suffer from a leading cause of infertility may increase their odds of conception if they exercise and lose weight, a U.S. study suggests.<p>A woman runs on a treadmill as part of her training during a six-week programme in an exercise room at the Bodyworks weight loss …

The Toll Fertility Issues Take on a Couple, and How to Support Both Partners

A Danish study of 47,515 women has shown that couples that struggle with infertility are 3 times more likely to divorce than other couples. The costs of fertility treatment, the heartbreak of a failed pregnancy, or the inability to get pregnant at all, are all factors that cause major strain on a …

Removing the Bulges from Your Story - Caleb and Linda Pirtle

November 30, 2015<p>Rayne Hall<p>Oops! To access this content, you must upgrade to Starter Bundle Monthly or Starter Bundle, or log in if you are an …

The Pros And Cons Of Writing In Third Person

I have discussed first and second person during the last two weeks, this week I want to talk about third person. Remember, the viewpoint you use will …

The Complete Guide To Writing Your First Novel

Assaph Mehr is a software product manager who moonlights as an urban fantasy novelist. Here is everything Mehr learned on the path to becoming an …

8 gifts for the writers in your life

• Discounts of $50-$300 off on conferences, workshops, webinars and webcasts<br>• Exclusive and archived content on all four news sites - Ragan.com, …

Healthy Living | Psych Central - Part 3

Articles on Healthy Living - Page 3<p>“You just need to be more positive and look on the bright side.” Unfortunately, anyone who has ever experienced …

Why Menstruation Remains a Medical Mystery

It's still a bit of a mystery why women menstruate. Humans are among the few species in which the process occurs, and although researchers have ideas …

The alternative infertility treatment that's helping some women get pregnant

Any woman who is struggling with infertility will tell you that one of the worst parts of going through in vitro fertilization (IVF) are the daily hormone injections. And for some women, those injections could even be downright dangerous.<p>Although IVF is still considered the gold standard, there’s …

11 Things Those Who Love A Person With Mental Illness Should Know

Knowledge is power.<p>Relationships are challenging for anyone, but for someone battling a mental health condition, that illness can often hinder more than help. A mental health disorder acts like a magnifying glass to problems. It convinces the sufferer that they don't deserve someone's affection. It …

Meditation: Relaxing and Uplifting for the Body, Mind and Soul

Relaxation is often implied to watching TV, a movie, shopping or spending time with friends. But true relaxation does not come from outside, it is …

Meditation

Anxiety disorders - Symptoms and causes

Overview<p>Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Mindfulness as Treatment for Anxiety and Depression

Shares 0<p><i>Counselor Carl offers a powerful way to help sufferers of depression and anxiety without drugs.</i><p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy …

Mental Health

Relax, Turn Off Your Phone, and Go to Sleep

As a child, I was a terrible sleeper. My parents would often find me awake at 3 AM with a flashlight under the covers reading a Hardy Boy, Nancy Drew, or Tom Swift book. When I was 9-years-old, my pediatrician prescribed an awful tasting medicine to be taken at night, mixed with pineapple juice to …

4 Things You Should Never Say to Someone With an Anxiety Disorder

The experience of anxiety is a normal -- and even helpful part of life. As humans we developed the ability to feel anxious because it was evolutionarily advantageous. If a buffalo was about to attack us, we would feel a surge of anxiety and our bodies would go into "fight or flight" mode. If we …