Bipolar Awareness
Becky Wicks
Becky Wicks
April 23, 2019
"The quicker we raise bipolar awareness the more people we can reach, changing their misconceptions about mental health," writes Becky.

Latest Awareness Content

Hypersexuality

Can Hypersexuality Be Related to Bipolar Disorder?

Is hypersexuality a symptom of bipolar? For many with bipolar disorder, they find their sexuality and sexual activity increases during a manic episode.
by Andrew Marc Feliciano on October 30, 2018
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
Bipolar and Genetic Testing

Can Genetic Testing Help With a Bipolar Diagnosis?

Genetic testing is becoming popular to help identify risk factors of various chronic conditions, like bipolar. Learn more about bipolar and genetic testing.
by Bethany Heinesh on October 9, 2018
Bipolar Episode Warning Signs

What Are the Warning Signs of a Bipolar Episode?

Becoming aware of bipolar episode warning signs allows you to seek treatment early, reduce the length of the episode and prevent future relapses.
by Andrew Marc Feliciano on September 18, 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 Depression

Everything You Need to Know About Bipolar Depression

Bipolar depression is caused by a depletion of serotonin, dopamine, and other important neurotransmitters in the brain that affect mood.
by Bethany Heinesh on August 22, 2018
Bipolar Hypomania

Bipolar Hypomania: Understanding This Dangerous State

Bipolar hypomania is a dangerous state to live in, indicating instability and potentially a transition towards mania or depression.
by Fliss Baker and Bethany Heinesh on August 7, 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Bipolar and manic depression are used interchangeably at times, but in reality, manic depression is a completely outdated term.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
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
What Is Bipolar Disorder

Understanding What Bipolar Is (and Isn’t)

What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and behavior.
by Bethany Heinesh on June 12, 2018