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What Does Recovery Mean to You?

colorfully exuberantPeople often have a different idea of what “recovery” means in relation to bipolar disorder.

Some think of it as no longer needing to take medication or see a doctor or therapist. Others may think of it as regaining control of their lives with medication, therapy, lifestyle changes, and/or other approaches. Some people don’t view bipolar as an illness (they may even view it as a gift) and seek lifestyle changes as a way of accommodating their extreme highs and lows.

What does “recovery” mean to you?

What Does Recovery Mean to You?

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Beat, B. (2011). What Does Recovery Mean to You?. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 20, 2019, from


Last updated: 31 Jul 2011
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 31 Jul 2011
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