Treatment

How Therapy Can Help Bipolar Disorder

Studies suggest patients recovered faster and stayed well longer with therapy

Bipolar? You Probably Need Meds

Breakthroughs in medication research help bipolar patients live more productively

How to Manage Bipolar Disorder

Insights from people coping with this condition's wild mood swings

How to Cope With Mental Illness During the Holidays

The holidays can be stressful for anyone, but for people with mental illness, they can be destabilizing—sometimes dangerously so. Amy Pilkington, a 34-year-old mother of four from Tennessee, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder three years ago. She blogs about living with the illness at All About Bipolar. Since her diagnosis, Pilkington has had more than her share of holiday crises. Over the years she has learned how to cope with the stress—and risks—of the holiday season.

My Life as a Bipolar Mom

Cristina Fender, 34, of Austin, Texas, is an aspiring writer, blogger, and mother of two who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2006. Each and every day Cristina struggles to manage her condition while taking care of her family. Though Cristina's approach to treating bipolar disorder isn't for everyone, her story vividly demonstrates how elusive stability can be for people with bipolar.

My Life as a Bipolar Mom

Cristina Fender, 34, of Austin, Texas, is an aspiring writer, blogger, and mother of two who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2006. Each and every day Cristina struggles to manage her condition while taking care of her family. Though Cristina's approach to treating bipolar disorder isn't for everyone, her story vividly demonstrates how elusive stability can be for people with bipolar.

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