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Hope & Harmony Headlines: Taking On Abandonment Issues

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July 25, 2019   •   Volume 12, Issue 30Subscribe to Hope & Harmony Headlines Taking On Abandonment Issues Do you judge yourself? Do you stay focused on your mind and disregard the feelings in your body? Do you seek comfort in addictive behavior, or make other people responsible for what you’re going through? All...

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A Moody Gut Often Accompanies Depression: New Study Helps Explain Why

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A new study suggests that depression and GI trouble sometimes spring from the same source—low serotonin—and identifies a potential treatment that could ease both conditions simultaneously. May 7, 2019, New York, NY—For people with depression, gastrointestinal distress is a common additional burden, and a new study suggests that for some, the two conditions arise from...

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Yes, You Can Be A Good Mother If You Have Bipolar

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Having bipolar disorder does not mean that you are incapable of being a loving, supportive, and kind mother. But it does mean that you need to proactively prioritize physical and mental wellbeing. All moms must be unbalanced to one extent or another. After all, if committing to decades of, in the words of author Elizabeth...

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Julie Peck

The Beginners Guide To Bipolar Medication

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Researchers are continuously looking into new medications to better treat bipolar. But for now, here are the major players: Medications for bipolar disorder target two types of chemical messengers in the brain: neurotransmitters and neuromodulators. Some meds primarily control mania, while others treat depression. Sometimes one medication works; at times multiple prescriptions are necessary. You...

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Robin L. Flanigan

7 Tips From Financial Planners To Protect Your Savings

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We asked financial planners who have experience advising relatives or clients with bipolar disorder for ways to guard against overspending during mania. Annie McQuilken, who is based in Fairport, New York, had these tips: #1 Bank on it Have one bank account for bills such as rent and utilities, and leave the checkbook for that...

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Chris Swingle

The Science On Sleep: Why Not All Sleep Is Created Equal

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Sleeping less than seven hours may not be the best because you miss out on hitting your ‘power sleep’ stride––where a restorative type of sleep called rapid eye movement thrives. Sleep involves several distinct stages with special functions at work. Slow wave sleep (meaning our brain waves are slow) is a time for tissue growth...

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Milly Dawson, MS, MPH

3 Tips To Help You Disclose Bipolar To Your Date

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Telling a new partner about your diagnosis is scary. Lisa Little, MSc, a chartered psychologist in Calgary, Alberta, offers these guidelines for starting the conversation: #1 Gather your courage It’s normal to feel nervous about telling a new partner you have bipolar disorder. Just don’t let fear stand in the way of sharing the information....

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Jodi Helmer

How I Manage Bipolar Melt Downs

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Melt downs happen to everyone––even those that are careful in managing their triggers and knowledgeable about the early signs of mood episodes. So it’s extremely important to know how to deal with them. Bipolar disorder can take you from crisis to crisis if it’s not managed regularly. My goal is to think about bipolar every...

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Julie A. Fast

Hope & Harmony Headlines: The Essential Guide To Maintaining Friendships With Bipolar

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July 18, 2019   •   Volume 12, Issue 29Subscribe to Hope & Harmony Headlines The Power of Friendship Friendship is a two-way street. And as you know, sometimes traffic patterns get a bit confusing. There’s unanticipated construction, for instance, or too many cars on the road on a holiday weekend. The point is, friendship...

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Heavily Processed Foods Cause Overeating and Weight Gain

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People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed diet May 16, 2019, Bethesda, MD—People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed diet, according to results from a National Institutes of Health study. The difference occurred...

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7 Ways To Stop The Hypomania Train

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Riding the hypomania train can feel so great that you don’t want to get off––but it’s imperative that you do in order to effectively manage your bipolar. Bipolar disorder is defined as extreme changes in mood. The thrilling highs of mania and debilitating lows of depression are easy to recognize, but what about hypomania? Hypomania...

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Carrie Cantwell

Hope & Harmony Headlines: Managing and Understanding Changes in Sleep

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July 11, 2019   •   Volume 12, Issue 28Subscribe to Hope & Harmony Headlines Pay Attention to Sleep Disruptions For three out of every four people with bipolar, it is said, sleep troubles are the most common warning sign that mania is on its way. We might not even miss the need for some...

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Imagination Influences Our Attitudes

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Our attitudes can be influenced not only by what we actually experience but also by what we imagine. May 17, 201, Leipzig, Germany—Sometimes in life there are special places that seem to stand out to us — a school playground, perhaps an old church, or that inconspicuous street corner where you were kissed for the...

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How To Cope When Friends Fail to Help Us

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What if even your closest friends seem to abandon you during your time of need? Find out how changing your perception and expectations helps: When expectations are dashed It’s certainly a valid expectation that our true friends will step up when we truly need them. So it’s only natural we will feel betrayed when they...

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