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Bipolar People Get Angry Too

Bipolar in disorder combined with anger is a very dangerous mix. The disordered person tends to become very volatile and can explode into a rage with little provocation. It is best for the person to avoid anything that might trigger anger until the disorder is in remission, but even then an angering stimulus can trigger another manic or depressive episode with anger as one of the troubling elements.

Bipolar people who have their condition in order have learned important...
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Bipolar

The Four Secrets to Being Hypomanic Successfully

My previous article covered the controversy about why people think it is not possible to be hypomanic without losing control. It's a good backdrop for this article.

There are four steps that lead to hypomanic success: Determine the starting point.
Assemble the tools necessary for the task and become proficient at using them.
Create a realistic plan.
Do the work.

Assessments
Most assessment tools for bipolar disorder are only for making a diagnosis. Rarely does...
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Depression

What Are Some Of The Positives About Having Experienced Bouts Of Depression?

A recent question on our Depression and Bipolar Advantage LinkedIN Group brings up a point that needs to be addressed if we are to fully understand depression: What are some of the positives about having experienced bouts of depression? Since most people assume there are none it is important to put it in perspective.

The answer to the question depends completely on where one is on the six stage of growth from bipolar disorder...
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Bipolar

The Missing Pieces Of The Bipolar Puzzle

You cannot fully understand bipolar until you see the whole picture. This video shows the pieces that are missing in most descriptions. For those of you who have seen the video along with the article "The Shocking Truth About Recovery From Bipolar Disorder" you can skip forward in this video to about 3:15.

The first few minutes repeat the study by the National Institute of Mental...
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Bipolar

How A Simple Eye Exam Can Lead To Better Bipolar Assessments

One of the many traits of being bipolar is the ability to see the world in a different way. Many might say it is a curse, but it can also be a gift when looked at from a positive perspective. This change in perspective can literally help you to see with greater clarity.

From early childhood, we have been taking tests to assess our understanding of the world. These tests have had a profound impact on...
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