Bipolar Disorder – Signs, Symptoms, & Definition

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Bipolar Disorder: How to Recognize It Some sort of bipolar disorder test may have appeared on your radar at some point, either for yourself or for someone you love. Unfortunately, though we can easily recognize many common bipolar symptoms, there is no such thing as a quick and easy fail-proof medical test (or X-ray, brain…

The Best Free Apps to Help You Manage Your Mental Health

Mental health apps? Just when you thought you’d seen an app for just about anything, now we have apps for mental health for both the Android and the iPhone. Mental health apps can be very effective in making therapy portable, accessible, and efficient. What do “mental health” apps do, exactly? In short, they help you better…

Am I Bipolar? Top Indicators of Bipolar I Disorder (1st Article in a Series of 2)

“Do I have bipolar disorder?” is a reasonable question you may have asked yourself. You may have undergone a test to see if you have the disorder, or received a bipolar disorder diagnosis. This article is the first in a series of two. Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a complex, lifelong mental…

10 Sunny Songs for When Life Feels Shady

Got the summertime blues? Is your sunny summer songs playlist ready? Eddie Cochran may be right about there being no cure for the summertime blues (yes, it’s a real thing!), but there is a remedy. It’s hard to keep a good song down, and a good summer song is practically impossible to ignore. No matter…

I Can’t Talk About My Mental Illness

“Who can I talk to about my mental illness?” So, you’ve been diagnosed with a mental illness. You might be feeling like your world is coming to an end, but it’s not. Life goes on, and it’s up to you to “keep on keepin’ on.” And you are not alone. There are things in everyone’s life…

What to Do Today to Overcome Social Anxiety

Social anxiety disorder goes beyond just the occasional bout of nerves or feeling self-conscious about being “shy.” We all feel nervous or out of our element from time to time, maybe on a first date, or in a job interview, but social anxiety (social phobia) is so much more than that. Social anxiety disorder is…

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