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What’s the Difference Between Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder (BPD) are two mental health conditions. They affect millions of people each year. These …

Mental Health

Bipolar disorder in children: Risk factors and symptoms

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by extreme swings in mood and thought. A person with bipolar disorder swings between periods of …

Mental Health

The Cost of Having Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a chronic and severe psychiatric illness that affects at least 2% of the population. It is also expensive to have. Cost will vary …

What is Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder?

The term rapid cycling can be very confusing. I recently asked my co-author Dr. John Preston for a clear explanation: “Rapid cycling is at least four …

Depression

My Partner With Bipolar Cheated on Me When Manic & Hypersexual

If a partner with bipolar disorder ‘cheats’ it is important to distinguish the underlying cause— relationship problems, or hypersexuality?<p><i>Photo:</i> …

Bipolar Mood Swings and Shame: I Did a Lot of Foolish Things That I Really Didn’t Mean

<b>Three Tips to Recognize, Feel and Ultimately Let Go of Shame Due to Mood Swing Behaviors</b><b>1. Recognize what was caused by a bipolar disorder mood …

Mental Health

What is bipolar II disorder? Symptoms and treatment

Bipolar II disorder is a form of the psychiatric disorder known as bipolar disorder. All forms of bipolar disorder cause unusual mood swings and …

4 Ways My Bipolar Disorder Has Affected My Parenting

Being a mom is what I always desired — to love and raise a child, mold them and impress upon them the love of life. I was eager to provide basic …

What is bipolar mania, and what does it feel like?

“She’s <b>crazy</b>.”<p>“He has <b>lost his mind</b>.”<p>“She behaves like such a <b>lunatic</b>.”<p>“He’s a total <b>maniac</b>.”<p>We’ve all, at one point or another, used these words to …