how to calm a manic episode

How to Calm a Manic Episode

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When you have bipolar, knowing how to calm a manic episode is critical. Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder that manifests with features of both clinical depression and mania or hypomania. Some versions of bipolar are more severe…
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The Connection Between Bipolar and Alcohol Abuse

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While the association between a mood disorder and co-occurring alcoholism is well established, the most prevalent dual diagnosis is the one involving bipolar disorder and alcohol. Although the science behind this particular comorbidity isn’t…
difference between bipolar and manic depression

Is There a Difference Between Bipolar and Manic Depression?

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When wondering what is the difference between bipolar and manic depression it can be a bit confusing. These two terms are still used interchangeably, leaving the impression that they are two distinct mental health disorders. In reality, manic…
am i having a manic episode

Am I Having a Manic Episode

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Feeling a rush of uncontainable energy, you may find yourself racing around the web placing one order after another of items you don’t even really need. Or maybe you feel a wave of adrenaline that causes you to launch a dozen home projects…
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Warning Signs of a Bipolar Meltdown

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What is a Bipolar Meltdown? Bipolar disorder is a complex and destabilizing mental health disorder that requires specialized interventions and psychiatric expertise to adequately manage. Those individuals living with bipolar disorder struggle…
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Signs Of Mania Bipolar

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Hypomania and mania represent the manic episodes that come with bipolar disorder. While the signs of mania bipolar may at first seem to be a pleasant diversion from the dark depressive episodes that represent the opposite side of the disorder,…
Signs of Bipolar Depression Relapse

Signs of Bipolar Depression Relapse

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Living with bipolar disorder can be seen as an exercise in both patience and proactive planning. Patience, because the fact is that bipolar disorder is a chronic and complex mental health disorder that is ever shifting, and proactive planning…
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Trauma Counseling and Treatment Options

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A traumatic experience can remain deeply troubling for a period of time, impacting daily life and overall wellness. Having witnessed or personally experienced a traumatic event may leave psychological wounds and a heightened sense of emotional…