Bipolar Treatment

Articles and blog posts relating to the wide variety of bipolar disorder treatment options- including hospitalization, pets, and mindfulness.

Blogs and Articles

Pet of the Week: STELLA STAR

bp Magazine
September 4, 2018

Stella Star’s sensitivity to moods and her endless cuddles help keep her owner stable, and the responsibility also provides an added sense of purpose. Names: Heather & Stella Star (Dog)   Stella Star ’s Age: 4 years   First meeting: 9/11/15   Is Stella Star an Emotional Support Animal? Yes   How does Stella Star brighten...

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Pet of the Week: KOOKIE

bp Magazine
September 4, 2018

Kookie’s unconditional love and warm presence are just what her owner needs when experiencing stress and anxiety. Names: Alondra (human) & Kookie (Lab/retriever mix)   Kookie ’s Age: 3 years   First meeting: At an animal shelter about two years ago.   Is Kookie an Emotional Support Animal? No   How does Kookie brighten your day?...

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What Would Your Dog Do to Help If You Were Upset? Quite a Bit, Study Finds

bp Magazine
September 4, 2018

Prior studies have found dogs to be highly responsive to human crying. But Sanford’s team is the first to show that dogs who detect emotional distress will hurry to do something about it.   July 17, 2018 — Dogs are thought to be very aware of people’s emotions, but if a pup’s owner was really...

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9 Tips to Control Your Bipolar Rage

bp Magazine
July 24, 2018

Suggestions to help you get a handle on your anger. 1. Ask yourself questions When you feel yourself on the verge of anger ask: Is this really what I want to do? Do I want to have this conversation or explosion now? Maybe I should wait until I feel better. Answering “no” could buy you...

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How To Age Gracefully (And Healthily) With Bipolar Disorder

Stephen Propst
July 24, 2018

Tips for aging: solidify your support system, focus on your overall health, keep stress at bay, maintain stability, and nurture your self-esteem. By Stephen Propst   When I turned 50, I was shocked—but it wasn’t for the typical reasons. Given my battle with bipolar, I just didn’t think I’d live this long! Getting on in...

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3 Simple Ways to Silence Social Anxiety—Right Now

bp Magazine
July 23, 2018

Social anxiety is painful and can make you feel inferior, self-conscious and even humiliated. Try these strategies to tackle your fears #1. Create constructive mantras Empowering self-talk can do wonders to boost your confidence. Instead of worrying about how people may be judging you, try replacing these thoughts with phrases like, “People like hanging out with...

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3 Simple Ways to Put Calm into Your Mania

bp Magazine
July 19, 2018

Redirect your energy toward these three everyday activities—and feel the difference.   #1. Take deep breaths Stopping what you are doing and taking deep breaths can help you stay in control. A simple technique to try: close your eyes, sit up straight, and count to five as you take a deep breath in. Count to...

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Beef Jerky and Other Processed Meats Associated with Manic Episodes

bp Magazine
July 18, 2018

July 16, 2018 — An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates—chemicals used to cure meats such as beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat snacks—may contribute to mania, an abnormal mood state. Mania is characterized by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia. The findings of the...

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Pet of the Week: TEDISON

bp Magazine
July 18, 2018

The special relationship shared by Tedison and his owner is full of support, laughs, and love.   Names: S.P. (human) & Tedison (cat)   Tedison’s Age: 6 years   First meeting: My co worker had a litter of kittens and we went to go see them. Tedison was immediately sweet and hung out on my...

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The Diagnosis ‘Acceptance Rollercoaster’—Grappling with Grief

Linea Johnson
July 18, 2018

While you may feel you’ve lost a part of your self-identity after your bipolar diagnosis, you can find your way back to acceptance and “level ground.”   So, you’ve been diagnosed. And people are reacting in a myriad of ways. Some people are worried. Some people are supportive. Some people are, well, just acting weird...

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