Bipolar Disorder Articles and Stories

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    Unfortunately, many of the medications that are used to treat Bipolar Disorder cause changes in your sex drive. This side effect is made even worse by the refusal of many people to talk about it.  This also makes it difficult to agree to take your bipolar medicine.

    First of all, if you don't agree with your treatment for your bipolar disorder, know that you are not alone. Accepting a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder isn't always easy. Since there isn't a cure for this disorder and its treatment will continue throughout their lifetime, many people have a hard time accepting the facts of the diagnosis. Learning the stages of Acceptance will help you.

    You may be struggling with whether or not you even believe in bipolar medications and/or that you want to take natural supplements instead of prescribed medication.  It might help you to know that many people, whether they have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or not, struggle with this issue. We live in a time where natural is considered better and many people resist the urge to subject their body to unnecessary chemicals and additives.

    If you have bipolar disorder and are are struggling with control issues, you are not alone. Most people, who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, struggle with this. When unstable, we do not feel in control of our minds. We also do not feel in control of when we have to see the doctor, when we have to go to therapy, what medications we have to take, when we have to take them. The list goes on and on.  But the answer is not to stop taking your bipolar medication.
    It is normal for people with Bipolar Disorder to prefer the highs of their manic stage, and resist taking medication that they feel “robs” them of that high, when it stabilizes their moods.
    If you are thinking about stopping your bipolar medications because you do not really believe that you need them, this article will show you how you are wrong.
    Everyone gets tired of anything that becomes routine.  And individuals who have been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder have to take medication everyday. Sometimes twice a day.  Yes, it can get tiring, but it is still necessary for stability.
    Your family may not want you to take bipolar medication.  And with all the pressure your family may be exerting on you, it is understandable why you may want to choose to stop taking your medications.  However, the right decision is not always the easy decision! Yes, by stopping your medications, you may relieve the pressure you are facing from your family. However, that decision will make other areas of your life increasingly worse.
    One of the main reasons why people stop taking their medications is because they start to feel better and decide that they don't need them anymore, but that is because the medication is still stored in their body for a short time after it has been stopped. Once all of the medication is removed from the body, symptoms start to come back, usually worse than before.
    Many people feel that individuals with bipolar disorder are not really sick at all. These individuals think that those who have this condition are just weak or not trying hard enough to control their feelings and emotions.  But taking bipolar medication does not make you weak.
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