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    Similar to common psychological problems, alternative bipolar treatment is fast catching up.  Patients are treated with the help of pharmaceutical as well as psychological methods. The treatment works well if the symptoms are spotted in time. Since bipolar disorder is not temporary, it needs a long-term treatment which includes medication as well as psychiatric supervision and psychological counseling. There have been no claims to cure bipolar disorder but with medical help, it can be curbed and managed throughout one’s life.
    One of the most important and obvious bipolar symptoms is alternating occurrences of depression or mania. The symptoms of bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, sometimes can be hard to recognize as they can masquerade as a regular health problem or any other mental problem. Bipolar symptoms range from mild mood swings to hypomania and eventually, to a severe state referred to as a manic depressive disorder. Without treatment and attention, these symptoms do get worse and as a result, the patient suffers severe mood swings and sometimes, extreme manic depression.

    When looking for a bipolar support group, there are several things you must take into consideration. How to go about finding one, for example, can be challenging if you don’t know where to start. It is also important to know how to tell if the group is right for you when you do find it. Though it can be challenging at times, it is often an essential part of your recovery from bipolar disorder to connect with people who also have bipolar.

    Hi this is David Oliver from bipolarcentral.com, with an amazing bipolar disorder interview with information on medications, symptoms, postpartum depression, marriage, coping skills, family finances, and suicide.
    Hi this is David Oliver from bipolarcentral.com, with part two of an amazing bipolar disorder interview with information on medications, symptoms, postpartum depression, marriage, coping skills, family finances, and suicide.
    Testimonials of those who support a loved one with bipolar disorder and agrees with medication.
    Most couples struggle with communication, and a bipolar relationship is no different.  How do you communicate with your loved one?  One word – LISTEN.

    Whether you have bipolar disorder or are supporting a loved one who does, it is important to manage your stress levels.  If you have bipolar disorder and don't manage your stress, it can lead to an episode.  If you are supporter, it can lead to burn-out.

    Suicide is one of the greatest risks for someone with bipolar disorder.  When they are in a normal or manic episode, they usually will not consider it; however, when in a depressed episode, feelings of helplessness and hopelessness can become overwhelming, and suicidal thoughts given serious consideration.

    During a bipolar manic episode, your loved one may become violent, even if they have never been violent before.  During a depressive episode, they may still show violent behavior, only it will probably be self-directed.  Either way, you need to be prepared for this eventuality.

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