Bipolar Depression Symptoms

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

Blogs and Articles

Saving Your Mood when Switching to Daylight Saving Time

Melvin G McInnis
April 5, 2019

Adapting to time changes—traveling across time zones, or Daylight Saving Time (DST)—can be challenging with bipolar. Here’s how to adjust to the change: Ben Franklin first mentioned what we now call Daylight Saving Time in a 1784 essay, somewhat satirically proposing an idea to conserve candles in the early morning hours. While DST has been...

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Acute Unfinished Projects Syndrome: Incomplete Tasks Can Be a Sign of an Impending Bipolar Episode

Lynda Williams
March 24, 2019

When you’re having trouble finishing tasks or meeting deadlines, it’s not your to-do list you need to check, it’s your bipolar stability. Sometimes I find writing difficult in the most basic sense: the act of stringing words together to form a sentence can become impossible for me. My mind is so scattered that by the...

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Inside a Bipolar Depressive Episode

Valerie Harvey
March 8, 2019

What’s it like in the middle of an episode of bipolar depression? Like falling into a black hole. One morning about ten years ago, I woke up feeling absolutely terrible. My head hurt, and I ached all over. I did not want to get out of bed, but I did. As I dragged myself to...

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Overcoming Isolation During Bipolar Depression

Anja Burcak
December 17, 2018

For many with bipolar, depressive episodes involve isolating oneself. Knowing the signs can help you find ways of overcoming this challenging symptom.   This is Anja Burcak with bp Magazine’s bphope Vlog. Today, I will be speaking about bipolar depression and isolation. One of the main problems with my depressive episodes is the act of withdrawing...

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What You Need to Know Before Talking to Your Employer About Depression

Linea Johnson
November 30, 2018

If you are struggling with a depressive episode and you feel you should talk to your employer about it, there are a few important things to consider.     Hi friends! This is Linea Johnson with bp Magazine’s bphope Vlog, here to talk to you about talking to your employer about depression. First of all, from...

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Less Social Media Use Decreases Depression and Loneliness

bp Magazine
November 29, 2018

The first experimental study examining the use of multiple platforms shows a link between time spent on social media and increased depression and loneliness.   November 8, 2018, Philadelphia, PA—The link between the two has been talked about for years, but a causal connection had never been proven. For the first time, University of Pennsylvania...

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Bipolar Depression: How I Came ‘Up From the Deep’

Allison Strong
November 28, 2018

When you feel lost in the depths of bipolar depression, focusing on your senses can help you hang on when hit with waves of negative thinking.     Hi I’m Allison Strong with bp Magazine‘s online community, bphope.com Vlog. This summer, I had a month of bipolar depression so oppressive it was like running a...

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When Bipolar Depression ‘Attacks’ My Wallet: How to Control Online Shopping When Depressed

Lynda Williams
November 26, 2018

While mania may often be more associated with over-the-top shopping, it can also be important to watch how bipolar depression can affect your spending.   The story I tell myself about money is that I’m not good with it, but the truth is that I’m afraid of it. Most people who live with bipolar disorder...

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Presence of Mania Doesn’t Predict Response to Bipolar Depression

bp Magazine
November 15, 2018

A new study shows that a manic episode before bipolar depression does not impact the degree of change in depressive symptoms.   August 15, 2018, BERKELEY, CA—The presence of a manic episode before depression in people with bipolar disorder doesn’t significantly predict response to antidepressants, a new study suggests. American researchers, noting a previous study suggested...

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4 Essential Tips to Master Working While Coping with Depression

Linea Johnson
October 29, 2018

While bipolar depression can make employment incredibly difficult, some simple tips can help you make it through every work day with success. Hi everyone! This is Linea Johnson with bp Magazine’s bphope Vlog. Today, I will be speaking about depression and being employed: How to Make it Work. I’m going to share something personal with...

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