Children and Bipolar Disorder

Parents get most of the headaches when dealing with bipolar kids. They almost inevitably are the ones who have to pick up the pieces when their child has a meltdown, are often the ones who have to deal with a troubled child through the teens and twenties and thirties, and possibly later. And in all the... Continue Reading →

Can I Tell if I Am Manic?

Someone asked me - "When you are manic, is it was possible to tell if you yourself are manic, or do you just think you are acting normal." It is a good question. The answer is - yes, it is possible for me to recognise the symptoms of mania while I am manic. But like... Continue Reading →

Knowing When You are Becoming Manic

In order to manage being bipolar, you have to be able to monitor your moods. Of course that is easier said than done. After all, what does monitoring mean? What do you look for? Let's just start with mania. Here's how to know if you are becoming manic. I'm assuming you've read the Being Manic... Continue Reading →

Thirty Symptoms of Mania

When I start to feel this way I describe below, or when these symptoms show up, I know that I am either already manic or in the early stages of becoming manic. Hypomania is simply a milder version of mania - but it is still enough to cause problems. The "Mania is Wonderful" Signs 1. I... Continue Reading →

Dealing with this manic episode

One of life's little benefits is that you can use your mania to control your mania. Here's why. With mania, you tend to have high productivity and lots of manic energy. It turns out that you can channel some of the excess energy to monitor how you are feeling and what you are doing. And... Continue Reading →

If You are Very Manic

If you are very manic, you MUST seek assistance from a psychiatrist. There are no choices in this matter. Your decision making capabilities will be substantially impaired, even if you don't think so, and even if you think you are functioning normally. You will not be able to sort this out on your own. If... Continue Reading →

Official Signs for Depression and Manic Depression

The following are the official signs of what consists a manic or depressed episode and what Bipolar Disorder is. The information is taken from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, (DSM-IV), published by the American Psychiatric Association. Personally, I think this information is confusing or vague and is not quite as... Continue Reading →

Panic Attacks

Since my major meltdown in 1997, I haven't gotten panic attacks. Or at least nothing compared to what other people write about. I've often wondered why, because I get depressed as much and as intensely, as other people. On the other hand, I do tend to retreat into my house when I'm depressed and read... Continue Reading →

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