Bipolar Treatment and Hospitalization

Articles and blog posts relating to the treatment of bipolar disorder and hospitalization.

Blogs and Articles

Bipolar & Kids: Supportive Suggestions When Your Child is Hospitalized

bp Magazine
April 3, 2018

When your child is admitted for psychiatric treatment it can be emotionally overwhelming. Follow these tips to stay positive and maintain your own health. Allow yourself to feel your emotions There will naturally be a flood of intense feelings about having your child in a psychiatric hospital, especially if this is the first time. As Julia Johnson...

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Pros and Cons of Involuntary Hospitalization

Allison Strong
February 22, 2018

Going inpatient can be a rough ride or a tender mercy, no matter whose idea it is for us to be hospitalized.   What I would like to talk about today is the issue of involuntarily hospitalization —of being confined for a psych evaluation. YOU know, when you go inpatient because someone ELSE thought it...

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A Safe Space—What To Know About Going To The Hospital

Robin L. Flanigan
July 6, 2017

Hospitalization gets a bad rap, but sometimes it’s the place that you need to be during a severe mood episode of mania or bipolar depression. By Robin L. Flanigan   The phrase “for your own good” is usually attached to something you know you’re not going to like — such as ending up in the...

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Evidence does not support exclusion from organ transplant programs

bp Magazine
April 17, 2017

January 1, 2017, DUBLIN, Ireland—People with bipolar disorder should no longer be unfairly excluded from organ transplantation, a new study concludes. Irish researchers said that people with serious psychiatric disorders have been excluded from organ transplantation programs in the past, despite the fact that there is little data to support exclusion based on a psychiatric...

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Bipolar & Hospitalization—When Treatment is Traumatic

Melody Moezzi
November 1, 2016

It can be hard to seek inpatient treatment when you feel like you’ve been burned in the past, but it’s worth it! By Melody Moezzi   I am not a patient patient. The second I’m hospitalized, I want out. While most of my many hospitalizations have been the result of a gastrointestinal tumor, a few...

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VIDEO: What is a Crisis Plan & Why Do You Need One?

Melody Moezzi
October 5, 2016

Part of being at your best means preparing for the worst. bp Magazine columnist, Melody Moezzi, discusses crisis plans—what they are and why you need one.   By Melody Moezzi   Hello, this is Melody Moezzi with bp Magazine’s bphope vlog, and today I am talking about crisis plan: what they are, why you need...

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Breaking Free – the Stigma of “Insane Asylums”

April Michael
September 13, 2016

With fall upon us, and Halloween right around the corner, one of my favorite pastimes is to watch scary movies and TV shows. I love revisiting old favorites like Psycho and new favorites such as American Horror Story. But what does this have to do with bipolar disorder? Well, many popular horror stories involve insane...

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Damage Control: Rebuilding Your Life After a Manic Episode

Julie A. Fast
June 8, 2016

Fixing relationships with those you may have hurt during a mood episode is never easy, but believe me: it is possible. And you can!   By Julie A. Fast   Many of us with bipolar disorder make terrible decisions when we are ill, and rebuilding our lives afterward is naturally overwhelming—especially after a massive episode,...

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How my Psychiatrist Impacted my Bipolar Journey

Andrea Paquette
June 3, 2016

As I left my psychiatrist appointment, I truly recognized how integral Dr. Song has become to my wellness in managing bipolar disorder. We first met when I was admitted to the Eric Martin Pavilion subsequent to my first and only suicide attempt that landed me in the intensive care unit at the hospital for 3...

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5 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Discharged From a Psychiatric Hospital

Sally Buchanan-Hagen
March 23, 2016

It can be difficult to readjust to home life after a psychiatric hospitalization.   A while ago I was discharged from a psychiatric hospital. I was hospitalized for mania and psychosis. Of course it was a relief to go home, but it was also difficult re-adjusting to home life after 5 weeks in hospital. I...

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