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Cassandra Stout
Blogger at the Bipolar Parent (cassandrastout.wordpress.com), Freelancer, Memoirist, Mom, Chocolate enthusiast
Blogger at the Bipolar Parent (cassandrastout.wordpress.com), Freelancer, Memoirist, Mom, Chocolate enthusiast
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Disclosing That You Have a #MentalIllness, part III: Friends and Family

[Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV]   You know when and how to disclose your mental illness. But should you? We cover whether you should disclose to friends and family. Pros and Cons When you think about whether to tell people, think about what the…

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Disclosing That You Have a #MentalIllness, part II: How

[ Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV ]   Are you ready to disclose that you have a mental illness? Read on to figure out how to tell your family, friends, and maybe even your employer that you have a disorder. 1. Prepare Your Listener In order to best…

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Disclosing That You Have a #MentalIllness, part I: When

[Part I | Part II | Part III]   How open are you about your mental illness? Have you been thinking about opening up to others? Read on to find out when to disclose that you have a mental illness. When to Disclose When you’re well – You don’t want to wait…

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#Bipolar Patients More Than Twice as Likely to Have Suffered Childhood Adversity #bipolaparent

A new study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry looking at more than thirty years into bipolar disorder research found that people with the disorder are 2.63 times more likely to have suffered adversity as children than the general population.…

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Scientists Predict Who Will Respond to Lithium #bipolarparent #bipolar

Lithium is a salt which treats both mania and depression in a lucky thirty percent of people with bipolar disorder. But prior to the discovery of a new method to predict who will respond to lithium, people were playing roulette. Now scientists at the Salk…

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What to do if Your #Child has #Bipolar Disorder #bipolarparent

So you’ve discussed your child’s symptoms with a pediatric mental health specialist, and have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. What now? Thankfully, there are some suggestions you can take, and taking care of your child with bipolar disorder is similar to…

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#Bipolar Disorder in #Children #bipolarparent

Bipolar disorder affects people of all ages, including children as young as six. The disorder has periods of elevated mood, called mania, as well as periods of depression. Common symptoms in children are: Mood swings ranging from depression to…

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How to Apply for #Disability Benefits for Mental Disorders

Sometimes people just need a little help. If you can prove that you have a disability that prevents you from working, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Social Security Income (SSI). Types of Benefits SSDI is a benefit…

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Antibiotics Linked to #Manic Episodes #bipolar

Have you ever taken an antibiotic and felt more manic? There might be a reason for that.   Researchers have found a link–not cause and effect, mind, just a link–between antibiotics and manic episodes in people with mental disorders. Robert Yolken and a…

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Originally posted on Espoir BIPOLAIRE : English version at the end of the post Dans les souliers d’un bipolaire Des chaussures, il y en plein l’Histoire, avec un grand « H » comme on dit. Le saviez-vous ? La mère de Charlemagne, traditionnellement appelée…
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