Bipolar blogger Natasha Tracy offers exclusive insight into the world of bipolar disorder.
Jun 13 2013
Bipolar Disorder is No Longer a ‘Mood’ Disorder?
Recently the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders came out with a new version—the DSM-5—and one of the changes was to move depression and bipolar from the chapter entitled “Mood Disorders” into their own chapters: Depressive D...
Jun 05 2013
Quality, Free Mental Health Apps Everyone Should Use
Mobile apps are flourishing in all categories and nowhere is this more true than in the area of mental health. Mood-focused and other mental health apps abound. One company that is making high-quality, free applications for the mobile platf...
May 30 2013
Why Are So Many People with Bipolar Disorder Misdiagnosed?
Bipolar disorder is a chronic illness with a risk of suicide that is 20 times that of the general population. Anyone that battles it will tell you it is serious business indeed. One would think then, that spotting and diagnosing bipolar dis...
May 15 2013
Changes in the DSM-5 Related to Bipolar Disorders
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, version 5 (DSM-5) is due out any moment now, and in it, there are changes to the diagnosis of bipolar disorder. The changes aren’t huge, but they are worth knowing about if you have bip...
May 01 2013
Psychosis in Bipolar Disorder
One of the little talked about elements of bipolar disorder is psychosis. Psychosis can be a devastating part of bipolar I and it absolutely needs to be talked about. Psychosis is the presence of hallucinations and/or delusions. Hallucinatio...