The symptoms of bipolar disorder can range from anxiety and deep depression to racing thoughts, lack of need for sleep, and fatigue. The disorder is characterized by people experiencing extreme mood swings, including emotional highs and lows, so a person can go from feeling euphoric to extremely depressed.
People who suffer with bipolar disorder can find relief in a variety of ways. From medication to psychotherapy, there is an array of tools designed to assist people with this mental health issue, and that includes the web. Podcasts can be informative, enlightening, and even entertaining for those suffering with the disorder, as well as others impacted by it.
Check out our list of the best bipolar podcasts of 2015.
Stuff You Should Know
In an episode titled “How Bipolar Depression Works,” the Stuff You Should Know podcast explains the differences between bipolar disorder and mood swings, discusses the difficulties of diagnosing bipolar disorder, and covers theories related to the disorder, like a possible link between bipolar disorder and creativity.
MindSet: Mental Health News and Information
The second episode of this mental health podcast sees host James Curtis discuss how to deal with someone who is having a bipolar episode, with the help of two licensed psychiatrists. Another episode deals with bipolar disorder and the military, and also features personal accounts of helping someone with bipolar disorder.
MGH Psychiatry Academy
The Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatric Academy podcast covers a wealth of mental health issues, including bipolar disorder. It features interviews with thought leaders and doctors in this field, such as bipolar expert Janet Wozniak, M.D. in “Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents: The Controversy.” The academy was founded in 2005, and the group as a whole provides global leadership in education and dissemination of best practices in mental health.
ADHD Experts Podcast by ADDitude
In episode 95 of the ADHD Experts Podcast, William Dodson, M.D. explains why bipolar disorder, and other mood-related conditions, are so often misdiagnosed, and shares how to distinguish different types of disorders. He also covers how to treat the conditions when they coexist.
The Bipolar Family
The Bipolar Family podcast deals with all aspects of living with the disorder, from going on vacation, to work life, to helping someone with the disorder, through the eyes of host “Bipolar Bob” and his family, some of whom have bipolar disorder, autism, or both.