Bipolar Mania

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

Blogs and Articles

Do I Really Have Bipolar?

Julie A. Fast
March 28, 2019

What if someone is telling you that you have bipolar, but you don’t think that the diagnosis is correct? A reader asked a really good question on my blog post “Dealing with Bipolar Disorder Denial.” She wanted to know what to do if someone in your life—a friend, loved one, coworker—tells you that they believe...

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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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What I Learned from Relapse

Katherine Ponte
January 11, 2019

The lessons I’ve learned from past manic episodes can help prevent future relapses.   I’ve been living with severe bipolar I disorder for over fifteen years. I’ve had five full-blown manic episodes. That’s four relapses. After my first manic episode, I didn’t think I’d have another. It was horrible—the episode, the shock, and the aftermath....

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Finding Your Financial Balance After The Holidays

Julie A. Fast
January 4, 2019

Are you in shock over holiday spending? Use these strategies to take control of your finances now and over the long term.   Do you ever look back over the past year and wish you had made better financial decisions? I do. When it comes to holiday spending, you’re not alone if you’re wondering, What...

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The Truth About the Link Between Bipolar Mania and Creativity

Donna Jackel
January 4, 2019

Recent research is yielding insights into the links between bipolar disorder and creativity—and not just artistic accomplishment, but also innovative thinking and entrepreneurship.   Author Virginia Woolf saw her artistry and her mood extremes as being inextricably linked. In a letter to a friend in 1930, she wrote of her “madness” that “in its lava,...

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What Does Bipolar Mania Sound Like?

Julie A. Fast
December 6, 2018

It can be important to pay attention to how bipolar mania can impact not only your actions, but also your speech.   I often talk about looking for signs of mania in our eyes in order to recognize and end mania. Observing what we say when manic is just as essential. Here is an example...

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4 Greatest Hacks for Avoiding Hypomania & Overspending Around the Holidays

Lisa Acuña
December 4, 2018

Sticking to a budget and opting to spend cash only are simple ways you can control your spending while handling hypomania.     Hi everybody, my name is Lisa Acuña and I’m here today with bphope.com vlogs. Today, I’m going to be talking about hypomania and spending during the holiday season. My first suggestion is...

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Why Should You Manage Euphoric Mania if It Feels Good?

Julie A. Fast
November 29, 2018

While mania may feel wonderful after enduring depression, it’s important to remember that it is still a crucial part of bipolar to manage.   “Well, even in that deep misery I felt my energy revive, and I said to myself: in spite of everything I shall rise again, I will take up my pencil, which...

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What I’ve Learned from Being ‘Tricked’ by Bipolar Mania

Julie A. Fast
November 19, 2018

It’s important to recognize the signs of mania—even if it feels good—and to remember the mania cycle can fuel the depressive cycle. ‘   Hi, This is Julie Fast with bp Magazine. Today I’m talking about bipolar disorder and being “tricked” by mania. It’s a pretty timely topic as it just happened to me. About...

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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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