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How The Powerful Film 'Mania Days' Hopes To Change The Conversation About Bipolar Disorder

Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby play a pair of New Yorkers suffering from bipolar disorder in Paul Dalio's "Mania Days," but each character has a little bit of Dalio himself in their bones. Dalio wrote, directed, edited and scored his debut...Show More Summary

Bipolar Girl in a Unipolar World

There are two types of bipolar disorder listed in the DSM-V. Bipolar I has one or more manic episodes or mixed episodes (both manic and depressive). Bipolar II has at least one hypomanic episode and major depressive episodes. I have bipolar II. I have a specific cycle and triggers that can create a very precarious […]

How cannabis use affects people with Bipolar Disorder

The first study to examine the use of cannabis in the context of daily life among people with Bipolar Disorder has shown how the drug is linked to increases in both manic and depressive symptoms. 

Clues to early detection of bipolar disorders in high-risk children

A strong link has been made between subthreshold manic episodes and likelihood of developing bipolar disorder in children of parents with bipolar disorder. The study’s findings could improve clinical assessment and care for these high-risk children by potentially enabling earlier identification, treatment or possible preventive measures.

Surviving Day to Day

Sometimes the greatest struggle is in the surviving day to day. Today is not exactly one of the best days, and my husband (who also has bipolar disorder) is not taking it very well. For one thing, it’s rainy and gloomy out, which makes for a bad mood to begin with, but that’s not the […] Related posts: Sometimes It’s Hard to Deal with Bipolar Disorder priligy j j

Tom Sullivan Tries to Backtrack on His Comments, But Still Gets it Wrong

Tom Sullivan, the Fox News Radio show host who claimed that the bipolar disorder diagnosis was simply a “fad,” has tried to backtrack on his disparaging and thoughtless remarks. In a Facebook posting, he claims the comments were taken out of context from a lengthy, two-hour discussion about the Social Security Disability (SSD) Fund being […]

Fox Business Host to Woman: Your Bipolar Disorder Is a Made-Up 'Fad' 

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Fox Business radio host Tom Sullivan has some thoughts on mental illness and those thoughts are—you better sit down for this one—pretty dumb. Sullivan told a caller recently that her bipolar disorder was probably just Feelings and also a total fad designed to make money off suckers like her. You may be surprised to learn Sullivan is not a doctor or a psychiatrist. Read more...

Missing Teacher Christopher Tully Confirmed In Schuylkill River: Bipolar Disorder To Blame?

Missing teacher Christopher Tully has been found, but unfortunately, with tragic results. According to a report from CBS Philly, family members confirmed that a body pulled from the Schuylkill River is that of the missing Bucks County teacher. Show More Summary

Fall Out Boy Singer Pete Wentz Opens Up About His Battle With Bipolar Disorder

For the millions of people who have been touched by some form mental illness, Pete Wentz has a message for you: It's OK to open up. The Fall Out Boy singer joined HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani earlier this week, where they discussed mental health stigma and the common misconceptions about what it means to treat the disorders. Show More Summary

Watch Michael Angelakos Discuss His Bipolar Disorder In New Mental Health PSA

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos has been very candid about his bipolar disorder after he had to cancel some tour dates following the release of their sophomore album Gossamer, and he’s even been awarded in the past for putting a positive face on mental illness. He’s part of Bring Change 2 Mind’s new PSA campaign [...]

Bipolar Treatment

3 months agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder causing abnormally severe, debilitating cycling of moods, thought patterns, and activity levels. Bipolar disorder typically emerges in the late teens or early 20s, although it has been known to affect children as young as 10.

Retro Report: Debate Persists Over Diagnosing Mental Health Disorders, Long After ‘Sybil’

4 months agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Bipolar disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has been diagnosed in millions of Americans, but is that a result of more expert diagnosis, or simply too frequent diagnosis?

It’s Not That I Stopped Thinking…

I’ve often attributed my success in managing bipolar disorder to the meditation practice I added to my treatment regimen years ago. While there’s no doubt that the noticing involved in meditation has helped me head off major episodes of mania and depression, I changed something else in my life at about the same time I […]

Amanda Bynes: "I Was Diagnosed Bipolar and Manic Depressive...I'm Fine"

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Amanda Bynes tweeted early this morning that she's been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and that she is taking her medication. Bynes has been tweeting and deleting various statements about her health since she was released from a psychiatric hold on Friday. Read more...

ThriveTracker Gamifies Mood Tracking With Real World Rewards

5 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

ThriveTracker, a new app developed by Adrian Cunanan, who has bipolar disorder, wants to encourage people to keep tracking their mood with a points system that can earn them real world rewards like gift cards and MP3 downloads. Read More

Living with Mental Illness: World Mental Health Day 2014

Living with any mental illness is never easy. Nowhere is this more true that when a person has to deal with the likes of schizophrenia, depression or bipolar disorder. Sometimes treatments don’t seem to work as effectively as promised. Other times we run into friends or family members just not really knowing how to act […]

Cartoonist Ellen Forney Documents Her Struggle with Bipolar Disorder in ‘Marbles’, An Illustrated Graphic Memoir

6 months agoHumor : Laughing Squid

Cartoonist Ellen Foley has illustrated her struggle with finding a way to treat her diagnosis of bipolar disorder without sacrificing her creative process in her self-described graphic memoir Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me. Show More Summary

Stuff I found while looking around

6 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : Dooce

This week's link roundup featuring dogs, race, bipolar disorder, human trafficking, and exercise balls. And one very specific tweet that has me snorting. I'll let you guess which one.

Yoga May Help People with Bipolar Disorder, Reports Journal of Psychiatric Practice

People with bipolar disorder who do yoga believe their yoga practice has significant mental health benefits, reports a survey study in the September Journal of Psychiatric Practice. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

Former NFL Star Keith O’Neil Opens Up About His Struggles With Bipolar Disorder

Former NFL star Keith O’Neil has publicly disclosed his struggle with bipolar disorder and has been able to raise public awareness and provide help to others like him. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by intense shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, etc. Show More Summary

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