Bipolar blogger Natasha Tracy offers exclusive insight into the world of bipolar disorder.
Mar 14 2012
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Bipolar Disorder
When someone begins treatment for bipolar disorder, I always recommend therapy along with medication because we know from studies that the combination of the two treatments works better than either alone.However, most people think about psychother...
Mar 07 2012
Five Drug-Free Products That Make You Sleep Better
Sleep is something that everyone needs and it’s something that everyone has trouble getting from time to time. If you have a mental illness though, you know that sleep can be a challenge every night of the week. In the case of bipolar disorder...
Feb 29 2012
“Soft” Signs of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is not one thing. Much like the manifestations of depression or schizophrenia can differ from person to person, so can bipolar disorder. In fact, sometimes bipolar disorder doesn’t look like bipolar disorder at all. Some re...
Feb 22 2012
How Mice Are Helping Us Understand Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is very difficult to study for many reasons but one of which is because suitable animal models for bipolar disorder have not been found as they have been for depression. However, in 2007 an animal modal for mania was found....
Feb 15 2012
Can Treatment Noncompliance be Good?
Medication, or treatment, noncompliance is basically not doing what you’re supposed to do. So the classic example is spontaneously going off your medication. Doctors don’t like this, and for good reason—it’s dangerous. Being a noncompliant pati...
Feb 08 2012
Bipolar Disorder and Fixing Your Circadian Rhythm
See how your circadian rhythym—or your body clock—can affect bipolar disorder.
Feb 01 2012
Does Deep Brain Stimulation Work for Bipolar Disorder?
Deep brain stimulation has been approved to treat Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, but it is not without its risks. Complications can arise from the implantation of the device, the device itself or from device stimulation. Specific risk...
Jan 31 2012
New Treatment for Bipolar – What is Deep Brain Stimulation?
Learn about the history of deep brain stimulation and how electrodes are implanted into the brain.