Bipolar Depression Symptoms

Articles and blog posts relating to depression as a symptom of bipolar disorder.

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‘Looping’ Sounds and Images in Bipolar Depression

Julie A. Fast
July 24, 2018

Some people feel like their brains have a recording-and-playback groove that starts up whenever they’re depressed, bringing fresh pain from past sad events.   By Julie Fast   My brain has a recording-and-playback groove that starts up whenever I’m depressed. It’s like there’s a negative recording studio in my head and I can’t turn it...

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Combat Obsessive Thoughts About The Future By Focusing On The Present

Jasper Benitez
July 24, 2018

Abandonment in his past has led columnist Jasper Benitez to fear the future. Now, he is working to stay focused on the present. By Jasper Benitez   As someone who lives with bipolar, I can tell you that fear of the future is one of my biggest struggles. I become so engulfed with thoughts about...

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Why We Must STOP the Stigma of Taking Sick Leave for Bipolar Depression

Lynda Williams
July 20, 2018

Sick leave is not a vacation, it’s a necessary measure to treat the depression that interferes with the ability to make effective decisions   By Lynda Williams     Having an invisible illness like bipolar gives me the option to disclose or not based on what I feel is necessary and appropriate, and for the...

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How ‘Glimpses of Hope’ Saved My Life—and Can Save Yours, Too

Laura Fisher
July 17, 2018

In the depths of depression, it can be very difficult to believe things can ever get better; stringing together some small, hopeful thoughts can help. By Laura Fisher   The online Merriam-Webster dictionary defines hope as: “The feeling of wanting something to happen and thinking that it could happen : a feeling that something good...

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7 Signs That Bipolar Depression Is Brewing

bp Magazine
July 17, 2018

If the onset of a depressive episode always seems to surprise you, here are seven signs that your mood is headed south. #1) Withdrawing from social interaction Regardless of whether you are naturally introverted or extroverted, if you find yourself struggling to socialize, bipolar depression could be on the horizon. Make note of ‘red flag’...

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The Lies Bipolar Tells Me—Uncovering the Truth

Julie A. Fast
July 12, 2018

It may not be easy, but part of managing bipolar disorder depression is recognizing when your negative thoughts are simply not true. By Julie A. Fast   Bipolar is such a liar! It says things that are not true, but they feel real and it’s hard not to get caught up by the thoughts that...

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When Depression Clings to Pain from the Past—Learn to Talk Back

Natasha Tracy
July 2, 2018

We can move beyond the negative, distressing events of our past—that is, if depression isn’t forcing us to relive these agonizing moments.   I have painful things in my past, just like everyone. And what I find is that depression makes it really difficult to move on from that past pain. For example, let’s say there’s a...

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What to Do When Pain Accompanies Bipolar Depression

Melody Moezzi
June 12, 2018

Neither pain nor bipolar can be effectively treated in isolation; the treatments for one condition invariably affect the other, for better or worse. By Melody Moezzi   Thanks to a pancreatic tumor, major surgery, and migraines along with bipolar I, I’ve become quite the expert in all things excruciating. As such, I’m confident that the...

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Resilience: Finding Strength When You Hit a ‘New Low’

Dave Mowry
June 11, 2018

It’s important to remember if you keep pushing forward and don’t give up, you can make a better life for yourself.   Today I want to talk about some of my low points and coming out the other side. Being hospitalized due to my undiagnosed bipolar disorder was a low time. But there were many...

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Why Do We Get Suicidal After Euphoric Mania?

Julie A. Fast
June 7, 2018

It’s important to prepare for the intense depression that can follow euphoric mania by reminding yourself to ask for help and avoid isolating.   By Julie A. Fast   It’s normal for someone to become suicidal after a euphoric mania. This illness is called biPOLAR disorder for a reason. We go up and we then go...

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