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Recognizing the Signs of Manic Episodes: Early Detection and Intervention Strategies

Manic episodes are a hallmark feature of bipolar disorder, a complex mental health condition characterized by extreme mood swings. These episodes can be tumultuous, often characterized by an intense and prolonged state of elevated mood, energy, and activity. While mania can be a pleasurable experience, it often leads to reckless behavior and impaired judgment. Early … Read more

How to Calm a Manic Episode: Strategies To Help & Support Your Loved One

Manic episodes are a common symptom of bipolar disorder and sometimes other mental health conditions affecting millions worldwide. These episodes can be incredibly distressing for the individual experiencing them as well as their loved ones. If you have a partner or family member with bipolar disorder, it is essential to understand what may trigger a … Read more

Best Ways You Can Support Someone During Mania

Mania is a serious mental health condition that can be difficult to manage and even more difficult to understand for those who have never experienced it. Mania can be a feature of several mental health conditions, including bipolar disorder (which most commonly occurs), seasonal affective disorder, postpartum psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, cyclothymia, and others. A manic … Read more

Living With Bipolar Disorder

There is no doubt that bipolar disorder is one of the most misunderstood mental health diagnoses. It is also one of the most debilitating, often leading to suicidal thoughts, unstable relationships, and severe feelings of depression. It is important to understand bipolar disorder is not a temporary state of mind or a simple break in … Read more

How Does Bipolar Disorder Affect Your Memory? 

Bipolar disorder is characterized by a variety of well-known symptoms and behaviors, including significant changes in mood, energy levels, and sleep patterns. However, many people may not know that in addition, the disorder can cause considerable difficulties with cognition and memory. In some cases, memory loss and difficulties concentrating can be severe problems, which can … Read more

Living With Bipolar Disorder

So you just got diagnosed with bipolar disorder and you’re trying to find answers, but learning about your new diagnosis is becoming overwhelming. Our team has put together our own research to help you identify five triggers for mania.  While bipolar disorder is a serious, long-term mental health condition that is characterized by extreme mood … Read more

Can You Test for Bipolar Disorder?

In today’s digital age, it is hard to not self-diagnose. Especially with the openness of apps like TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, etc. People are constantly talking about their symptoms that the average person could be experiencing as well. But does that mean you are bipolar too?  In the past several decades, doctors have made significant progress … Read more

Does Bipolar Disorder Affect Memory?

Bipolar Disorder’s effects on your body can be terrifying. When experiencing mania, you can feel abnormally cheery, easily scared, or wired, increased activities or agitation, sleep disruptions, racing thoughts, and so much more. A person may also experience difficulties with their thinking and memory because of the disorder. Poor memory and difficulty concentrating can, for … Read more

Signs of Bipolar Disorder in Women

Bipolar is misdiagnosed three times as much in women as it is in men. At Life Adjustment Team, we know how difficult living with bipolar disorder is, let alone living with it untreated. We want to assist you with knowing the signs of BP so you can move forward with living your best life.   Bipolar … Read more

What Does a Bipolar Episode Look Like?

There are many symptoms of bipolar disorder. The most distinguishing feature is its frequent mood swings. Bipolar disorder gets its name because people alternate between periods of mania (extremely elevated mood) and depression (excessive sadness). Usually, a person will have periods of normal moods in between these two extremes.  To better understand what mania and … Read more

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