In: mania

Travel Preparation for Bipolar
June 4, 2017

Travel and mood are very much related. Often a trip is associated with a significant change in mood. This can be…

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Shame and Guilt After Mania – Gina
May 10, 2017

Addressing Shame and Guilt After a Manic Episode I have witnessed the immense pain caused by the shame and guilt experienced…

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Cognitive Recovery from Mania
April 13, 2017

Cognitive recovery from mania or depression seems to lack behind the improvement in mood symptoms. In our experience full cognitive recovery…

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Mania Warning Signs in the Eyes – Gina
April 5, 2017

Recognizing Mania Warning Signs, Even in the Eyes Knowing and understanding warning signs of depression, hypomania and mania can be crucial…

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Pace Yourself for More Manageable Moods
April 3, 2017

I have been doing a lot of thinking about how to pace yourself so that you can capture some of the…

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Dangers of Mania
January 26, 2017

A cheerful young woman comes in for a consultation and soon we come to a topic that can be remarkably frustrating…

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Darkness Treats Mania?
January 24, 2017

Bright light is one of the most rapidly effective treatments for depression and may be helpful for depression even in people…

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Tricked by Mania – Bipolar Hope
August 23, 2016

I have been fortunate this past month to have been working at the Bipolar Clinic at UCSF. Chief of the clinic,…

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Controlling Crazy Behavior
October 8, 2015

A young man came in and wanted to talk about his friend with bipolar, who, when he gets manic, can become uncontrollable….

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Travel and Mood
February 15, 2015

Travel and mood are very much related. Often a trip is associated with a significant change in mood. This can be…

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Positive Change or Mania?
December 14, 2014

Charlie is concerned that by being too positive he will trigger mania. He has been hospitalized once a year and the pattern…

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App that Predicts Mania
June 6, 2014

There are smartphone apps for monitoring your diet, your drugs, even your heart. And now a Michigan psychiatrist, Melvin McInnis, is…

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Fall Mania
October 15, 2013

I had been gearing up to write my usual set of posts about seasonal affective disorder, and then this afternoon I…

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But Hypomania is Great!
September 28, 2013

Sometimes I feel like the Grinch. This past week I found myself in the uncomfortable position of suggesting that it might…

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