Posts Tagged 'bipolar disorder'

Daylight Savings Time and Mental Health

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Have you been feeling “off” all week? Have you felt foggy, fatigued, anxious and depressed? You’re not alone―and last Sunday’s “spring forward” could very well have something to do with it. Unsurprisingly, the time change can have a real affect on our mental health.

In the days and weeks that follow the twice-yearly “springing forward” ...

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How To Have A Sober St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, and for most, it’s a fun-filled day of wearing green, eating Irish food and celebrating good fortune. But for someone with a substance addiction or a mental health issue like bipolar disorder that can be exasperated by drinking, St. Patrick’s Day can be a real trigger, especially if everyone around them ...

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Chronic Stress and Mental Health

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Stressed? You’re not alone. An estimated 77% of American adults report experiencing physical symptoms caused by stress, while 73% experience psychological symptoms. Many people lie awake at night due to stress, and it impacts nearly everyone’s lives. Unfortunately, we are a very anxious and stressed out nation. And now, a recent study ...

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10 Reasons To Exercise For Your Mental Health

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Female Jogger on Coleman Avunue in Morro Bay, CA 5-2-07 - Photo by Mike Baird http://bairdphotos.com Canon 20D 100-400mm IS lens handheld from an outrigger canoe.Continue Reading →

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Bipolar Medication May Help Restore Normal Brain Function

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It’s no secret that medication can make all the difference to a person who is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. While natural treatment including diet, exercise and regular visits to ...

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10 Ways To Show Your Mental Health Self Esteem Love

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10 Ways To Show Your Mental Health Self Esteem Love

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, a time when those in committed relationships (or those who hope to be) are showering their partners with love and affection. But this is also a good time to check in with your own self-love ...

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Bipolar Disorder Can Lead To Depression And Obesity

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Bipolar disorder is defined as a mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression. People with bipolar often struggle to maintain relationships since other people find their extreme highs and lows difficult to deal with. Unfortunately, they also face other struggles. Research indicated adults with bipolar disorder are also more likely to suffer from depression than people without it. They are also more likely to be obese.

It all comes down to cortisol, which is the stress hormone. New ...

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10 Mental Health Resolutions to Make for 2016

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Making New Year’s resolutions has become a bit of a running joke in this country, a way to set ourselves up for disappointment. However, the beginning of a new year is actually a great time to evaluate your current state of affairs and set some new goals. Many people make resolutions involving their physical health, which is wonderful—but mental health resolutions should also be considered.

If you’ve had mental illness issues in the past, making an appointment with your Newport Beach ...

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Tips For Coping With A Bipolar Disorder Partner

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Living with Bipolar Disorder can be challenging, but loving someone with it isn’t always easy either. If you’re in a relationship with someone with Bipolar Disorder, you already know it’s a tough ride. The mood swings can make your time together exhilarating or frustrating, depending on the day. But it is not impossible to have a healthy union with someone who has the disorder. You and your bipolar partner can beat the odds.

The trademark symptom of Bipolar Disorder is a ...

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Childhood Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms, Signs And Facts

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Bipolar disorder is more than shifting moods. It’s a chronic brain disorder most commonly marked by bouts of extreme and often impairing changes in thinking, mood and behavior. Symptoms may emerge gradually or suddenly, and they can appear at any time in a person’s life. Researchers have identified cases of bipolar disorder in every age group studied, including preschoolers.

Childhood bipolar disorder, also known as pediatric bipolar disorder, is much less commonly diagnosed than adults with the disorder. In fact, its ...

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Celebrities + Mental Health: the Amanda Bynes Story

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Over the last several years, the world watched as former child actress Amanda Bynes went from a seemingly normal teenager to a young woman in serious mental distress. Hints of trouble began in 2010 when Amanda was fired from the movie Hall Pass due to her erratic behavior. Later that year she announced she was retiring from acting. In 2012, a DUI and string of minor car accidents caused her to lose her driver’s license. A year of strange behavior and even ...

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Coping Strategies for Partners of Bipolar Patients

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No relationship is easy all the time, but if you’re in a long-term relationship with someone who is affected with bipolar disorder, you could face more struggles than the average couple. Bipolar disorder can be nearly as traumatic for the partners of those with the disorder as it is for the patients themselves. Even though you love your partner completely, it’s normal to feel frustrated and depressed when they’re feeling low and even to question your relationship at times.

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