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Obsessive Thoughts and How I Manage Them

Lynn Rae
August 28, 2019

If you lose yourself in obsessive thought spirals or cycles, you are not alone. I have come a long way with managing my obsessive thoughts. Here is my process for dealing with those thoughts that won’t go away. I have found that bipolar disorder and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) often go hand-in-hand. What Is OCD?...


How to Tell if Your Child Has ADHD or Something Else

bp Magazine
October 21, 2018

Being easily distracted in class or taking a long time to finish schoolwork may seem like hallmarks of ADHD, but consider these overlooked causes:   Undiagnosed learning disorder There are some things that may look like a child is distracted – such as looking everywhere but at the schoolwork in front of him – that...


Bipolar Disorder and Grappling With Obsessive Thinking

Robin L. Flanigan
October 2, 2017

Obsessive thinking is a fairly common but rarely discussed symptom of bipolar. We look at ways you can take charge when intrusive thoughts take hold. Getting something stuck in your head—the catchy chorus of a song, a gruesome image from the news—can be annoying for anyone. But annoying segues to alarming when intrusive thoughts, worries...


3 Ways to Handle Intrusive Bipolar Flashbacks

April Michael
May 16, 2017

Bipolar flashbacks are intrusive and painful––which can really take a toll on the mind and body. But there are ways you can successfully manage this symptom. The past year has been remarkable in the lifecycle of my bipolar disorder because it is the first time I have experienced a total lack of symptoms. I could...


My Journey Of Acceptance: Turning Suffering Into Hope

April Michael
May 24, 2016

I have lived with mental illness my entire life. Even though I have suffered greatly because of it, I am not resentful because my experiences allow me to help others who are suffering. I have lived with mental illness my entire life. Of course, at five years old I didn’t know I had any disorders,...


Increased uric acid seen in people with bipolar

bp Magazine
March 1, 2015

March 1, 2015, TURIN, Italy—Higher-than-normal levels of uric acid in the bloodhas been linked with bipolar disorder in a new study. Uric acid is produced in the body during the breakdown of purine, a substance found in many foods. Uric acid and purines are involved in regulating mood, sleep, activity, appetite, cognition, memory, drive, and...


Co-existing OCD, anxiety disorders decrease bipolar remission

bp Magazine
September 1, 2014

September 1, 2014, GWANGJU, South Korea—People who have bipolar I and co-existing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or certain anxiety disorders have a worse course of illness, a new study has found. South Korean and Australian researchers looked at the impact of comorbid OCD and four anxiety disorders: panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder....


Checking my Bags

Melody Moezzi
April 8, 2013

Though I travel a lot, I’m not that great at it. I’ve gotten better over the years, but it still stresses me out. While I enjoy visiting different places, getting there is another story. For one, I always try to travel light, but inevitably, I fail. And I hate checking bags, so I always try...


Hamster Wheel

Jon Press
April 3, 2012

Sometimes I get stuck. For those of you old enough to get the reference, remember when a vinyl record would skip and play the same line over and over again? From time to time, I imagine that my brain works in a similar fashion.  Sometimes this manifests as obsessive negative thinking.  I lie awake in...