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  • Julie A. Fast answered:
    Bipolar disorder is an illness with specific symptoms. When you create a treatment plan that helps your partner take charge of their major symptoms, you may see a significant change in their behavior. Getting frustrated is totally normal, but it will not help you or your partner. Feel the frustration...Read More
  • Julie A. Fast answered:
    When you fell in love with your partner, you probably didn't expect that bipolar disorder would play such a large role in your relationship. Maintaining a loving relationship has enough problems as it is, without having to deal with bipolar disorder and its troubles as well. It's normal that you might...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women seeking a better work-life balance are less likely than men to be viewed positively by their colleagues, a new study finds.

    "These results demonstrate how cultural notions of parenting influence perceptions of peop...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to natural light boosts the health and happiness of nurses, which may improve patient safety and satisfaction, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that nurses whose workstations had natural light had lower ...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Robin Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease before he committed suicide this week, and he was sober at the time of his death, his wife announced Thursday afternoon.

    In a prepared statement, Susan Schneider said her husband continued his ...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When large numbers of workers lose their jobs, suicide attempts increase among certain groups of teens, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed the results of a survey of more than 403,000 American teens conducted from 1997 to 2009, along with n...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Robin Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease before he committed suicide this week, and he was sober at the time of his death, his wife announced Thursday afternoon.

    In a prepared statement, Susan Schneider said her husband continued hi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Natural light during the work day may benefit employees by improving their sleep and quality of life, according to a new study.

    "There is increasing evidence that exposure to light, during the day -- particularly in th...Full Article

  • Julie A. Fast answered:
    Sometimes.
    Violence and rage are unfortunate symptoms of bipolar disorder. Many people who commit violent and rage filled acts are often punished or incarcerated without getting a much needed bipolar diagnosis. The behavior is often seen as an anger management problem and proper treatment is not...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many shift workers take drugs to sleep or stay awake despite lingering questions about their benefits and risks, researchers report.

    The study authors analyzed the findings of 15 clinical trials that included a total ...Full Article

  • Julie A. Fast answered:
    Naturally, there is a lot of guilt when you feel all the emotions that having a bipolar partner brings up in you. You may feel that you have no right to feel what you feel, and then the guilt can tear you apart. Your partner is needy and vulnerable and you wonder how you can think only of yourself...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The apparent suicide Monday of Academy Award-winning actor and comic star Robin Williams has refocused public attention on depression, its sometimes link to substance abuse and, in tragic cases, suicide.

    Williams was last seen alive at his suburb...Full Article

  • Julie A. Fast answered:
    Your goal is to create a foundation for treating your partner's bipolar disorder slowly and calmly; one that focuses on prevention instead of crisis control. Remind yourself to focus on the solution, not the problem. Problems are immediate—solutions take time. Here are some of the qualities you will...Read More
  • Julie A. Fast answered:
    Yes. In my case it is very serious. My ADD is attached to a bipolar disorder diagnosis which is not uncommon, but it does make it more difficult to treat.
    ADD affects so many areas of life:
    Work: It can cut your work hours drastically because you spend so much time just finding a comfortable place...Read More
  • Julie A. Fast answered:
    Or course you can travel and take vacations! But it often takes a lot of planning in order to stay stable. The secret is to plan ahead and prevent bipolar disorder mood swings, so that your travel can be enjoyable.
    The #1 way to make sure bipolar disorder isn’t your travel companion is to manage...Read More