How to Help Someone With Bipolar
Eric Patterson
Eric Patterson
May 17, 2019
Knowing how to help someone with bipolar can be difficult. The first step to successful help is understanding the disorder.

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Bipolar and Self-Harm

Understanding Why Some Turn to Harming Themselves

"Self-harming is not attention seeking nor a cry for help." Fliss looks at bipolar and self-harm, why people hurt themselves and how to help or get help.
by Fliss Baker on January 29, 2015
Bipolar and Sex

The Changes in Libido With Bipolar Disorder

With the shifting of bipolar symptoms, your sexual health changes. Learn more about bipolar and sex and keep yourself and your partner safe.
by Eric Patterson on January 8, 2015
Bipolar Blackouts

Causes and Treatments of Bipolar Blackouts

Many bipolar sufferers report experiencing this concerning symptom. Learn more about the causes of bipolar blackouts and how to stop them from happening.
by Eric Patterson on December 30, 2014
Going Off Bipolar Medication

What to Expect When Weaning Off Bipolar Medication

"I started realizing that I wasn’t fun anymore. It wasn’t long after that I went off my meds." Heather shares her thoughts on going off bipolar medication.
by Heather Foster on December 22, 2014
'Is Bipolar Real?' Dealing with Disbelief

Dealing With Bipolar Disbelief and Addressing Negative Comments

Becky shares her thoughts on responding when people question your illness and ask, "Is bipolar real?"
by Becky Wicks on December 22, 2014
Infographic Seasonal Affective Disorder Infographic

Infographic: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that appears in fall and winter and improves in spring. SAD is different to seasonal bipolar disorder.
by NewLifeOutlook Team on November 26, 2014
Bipolar and Pregnancy

Bipolar and Pregnancy

Deciding if the risks of bipolar and pregnancy outweigh the benefits is up to you, but there are many pieces of the puzzle to consider.
by Eric Patterson on November 17, 2014
Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Bipolar with seasonal pattern, commonly referred to as seasonal affective disorder, is a mental health condition where symptoms change based on the seasons.
by Eric Patterson on October 14, 2014
Medical Studies for Bipolar

Medical Studies for Bipolar Disorder

If you suffer from bipolar disorder and consider participating in a research study, it is normal to have concerns. Here are a few tips you should consider.
by Brenda Vanta on August 12, 2014
Managing Biploar Disorder

Managing Bipolar Disorder

If you have bipolar disorder it is imperative that you get diagnosed and treated as soon as possible to avoid any problems associated with the illness.
by Yvonne Banks on August 6, 2014