Eric Patterson

Eric Patterson, Author at New Life Outlook

About Eric

Eric L. Patterson, LPC, is a professional counselor in western Pennsylvania working for over a decade to help his clients live happier lives. By night, he is a dad, husband, runner and freelance writer specializing in transferring his mental health knowledge and experience into clear, actionable content for his readers.

Recently, Eric’s writing has expanded to a lighter side with Consume Review Repeat. Whether the topic is as serious as the impacts of anxiety or as silly as the best iced coffees around, Eric strives to keep his writing sharp, engaging and enlightening.

Eric loves his daughters, indie rock music and all things zombies. Read more about Eric and his writing on his website.

Eric's Work

Bipolar and Sleep

Three Tips for Sleeping Well With Bipolar

Bipolar and sleep might seem like they're mutually exclusive sometimes, but they don't have to be. Consider these tips for sleeping well.
by Eric Patterson on October 23, 2018
Understanding Bipolar

The Importance of Understanding What Bipolar Is

Understanding bipolar begins with answering questions like what is bipolar? How do you explain bipolar to others? How can you understand it better?
by Andrew Marc Feliciano and Eric Patterson on August 28, 2018
Bipolar Manic Depression

What’s the Difference Between Manic Depression and Bipolar?

Bipolar and manic depression are used interchangeably at times, but in reality, manic depression is a completely outdated term.
by Eric Patterson on August 1, 2018
Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Can Dialectical Behavior Therapy Help People With Bipolar?

Dialectical behavior therapy is a spinoff of cognitive behavioral therapy that is helpful for a range of mental health issues.
by Eric Patterson on July 24, 2018
Bipolar Symptoms

Recognizing the Symptoms of Bipolar for Proper Treatment

The symptoms of bipolar depend on the type of bipolar disorder a person has. Here are some bipolar symptoms to be aware of in yourself or a loved one.
by Eric Patterson on July 9, 2018
How to Help Someone With Bipolar

How to Help Someone With Bipolar Disorder

Helping someone with bipolar can be difficult because understanding bipolar and helping someone else notice the change in themselves is a delicate endeavor.
by Eric Patterson and Sharon Davis on April 25, 2017
Bipolar Psychosis

When Bipolar Disorder Leads to Psychosis

Not everyone with bipolar disorder will experience bipolar psychosis, but some will experience the condition that leads to flawed perceptions of reality.
by Eric Patterson on January 24, 2017
Bipolar Manic Episode

Getting Through a Bipolar Manic Episode

A bipolar manic episode can have a devastating impact. Learn how to prevent, reduce and cope with mania to better manage your condition.
by Eric Patterson and Sharon Davis on September 7, 2016
What Causes Bipolar Disorder?

What Causes Bipolar Disorder?

If you have been diagnosed with bipolar, you should learn more about the condition, its signs, and its causes. Let's look at what causes bipolar disorder.
by Eric Patterson on May 31, 2016
Bipolar Disorder and Work

Succeeding in Your Career Despite Mental Illness

Many people ask if it’s possible to work with bipolar disorder, and the answer is yes! Eric and Sharon share their tips on bipolar disorder and work.
by Eric Patterson and Sharon Davis on May 17, 2016
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