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If you care for a loved one who has bipolar disorder, you are what we call a “caregiver.” An important thing you should remember as a caregiver is not to forget to take care of yourself.

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Hypomania is not “a little mania”, nor treated like one

June 5, 2024 at 10:00 AM PT Register for the free webinar with Dr. Jim Phelps here. Consider the difference between having a *really* good day versus losing contact with reality and risking one's job, savings, relationships and safety. These are completely different...

Long-Acting Injectables & Bipolar Disorder

June 27th, 2024 at 9:00 AM PT Register for the free webinar with Mauricio Tohen, MD, DrPH, MBA here. Long-acting antipsychotic (LAI) medications are frequently prescribed in schizophrenia, but less often in patients with bipolar disorder. Patients with bipolar...

Social Rhythm Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

July 11, 2024 at 10:00 AM PT Register for the free webinar with Dr. Holly Swartz, here. Psychosocial interventions are valuable complements to medication in improving symptomatic and functional outcomes for individuals with bipolar disorder. Social Rhythm Therapy...

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The Impact of Bipolar on Relationships

The Impact of Bipolar on Relationships

It’s no secret that if left untreated, bipolar illness can have a devastating impact on relationships. So when symptoms take over, it’s crucial to start looking at the triggers that lead to a change in thinking and behavior…

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My Experience with Mania

My Experience with Mania

My first manic episode was about 4 years ago, and now I understand that before that I also had long periods of depression. I can say that experiencing mania was a really tough time. I was hospitalized 4 times, basically once every year, without the doctors totally understanding…

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