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    If you have bipolar disorder, you are undoubtedly going to run across problems that you will have to solve.  Following are 12 steps to effective problem solving if you have bipolar disorder:

    At first glance at the title of this article, many of you probably thought I was crazy to think that there is anything good about bipolar disorder at all!  However, if you look at it in a positive light, there are some things that are good about the disorder.

    Bipolar articles are plentiful on the Internet—all you have to do is go up to the Google search bar on your computer screen and type in the words bipolar disorder, and click on GO.  Then sit back and wait, and soon you will have more bipolar articles to choose from than you can imagine!

    The brains of women and men may be affected in different ways by bipolar disorder.  Specifically, according to one recent study, the effect of the disorder on memory is more severe in men.

    According to a new study, in a person who has bipolar disorder, alcohol may increase the risk of suicide.

    Many people with bipolar disorder are concerned with their weight; mostly because many of the medications prescribed for the disorder cause you to gain weight.  This can be very discouraging, especially if you have been told that there is nothing you can do about it.

    I receive so many emails and phone calls from people confused about what causes bipolar disorder. At least once every few weeks, someone contacts me wondering if the bipolar experienced by their loved one or themselves is the result of someone placing a curse on them. Although people who have untreated, unmanaged bipolar disorder may feel cursed, this is NOT a cause of the disorder.

    Laughter can be just as important to successful treatment as medication.  In fact, the Bible says, “A cheerful heart does good like medicine.” 

     

    Laughter can be just as important to successful treatment as medication.  In fact, the Bible says, “A cheerful heart does good like medicine.” 

    It may very well now be possible to diagnose and treat teenagers and young adults who will later develop bipolar disorder, prior to their developing full-blown symptoms.  Recent research has moved closer toward being able to identify those individuals at high risk for developing bipolar disorder while they are still in their teens or early adulthood.[1]


    [1] http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/07/20/identifying-youth-at-high-risk-for-bipolar-disorder/15805.html

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