Bipolar Disorder Videos
Breaking the Cycle of Isolation
- Medications That Target the Lows
Several drugs target the lows of bipolar disorder, including mood stabilizers and antidepressants. Here’s how they work.
- Symptoms of Depression in Bipolar Disorder
The major lows you experience with bipolar disorder may look something like this.
- The Keys to Bipolar Depression Treatment
The agent to healing, says psychiatrist John Wernert, MD, is you. How should you approach medication and therapy with bipolar depression?
- Mood Stabilizers for Highs and Lows
With bipolar disorder, doctors are treating two extremes of highs and lows, and interestingly enough, the oldest mood stabilizer is still the first line of defense.
- Moods That Swing From Mania to Misery
Experts dive into the two poles of this mood disorder – mania and depression. Bipolar disorder is often misdiagnosed because of the wide range of symptoms.
- Advocacy Chose Me
“Advocacy comes out of need and necessity,” says Julie A. Fast, an expert on managing bipolar disorder. Hear what worked for her and led to several acclaimed books.
- Promising Research for Bipolar Treatment
The latest science shines light on gene-targeting drugs, ketamine, and transcranial magnetic stimulation.
- Tried-and-True Therapies
A professor of psychiatry outlines several things that can help stabilize bipolar swings, from family/group therapy to apps that track mood.
- My Case for Self-Care and Acceptance of Bipolar
Kitt O’Malley had to forgive herself for not being perfect. Follow her journey of self-acceptance with bipolar disorder.
- Dating and When to Share Your Experience
Relationships are work with or without a mental illness. What fears does someone with bipolar disorder face? How is dating more difficult?
- Illustrating Bipolar With Art
Missy Douglas has spent most of her life creating art as a means of expression, but after a bipolar diagnosis at 19, it became a driving force to help her understand how the disorder affects her life.
- At Work With Bipolar
A bipolar diagnosis hasn’t stopped Colton Mulligan from running a creative agency alongside his business partners. He shares what helps him maintain a successful career while managing the highs and lows of this disorder.
- Married to the Highs and Lows
How does one couple nurture their relationship when bipolar is in the picture?
- Day to Day With Bipolar Disorder
Bentz Deyo knew his thought patterns weren’t normal. How does he channel the mania that continuously creeps back into his life?
- Bipolar Disorder: A Day in the Life
How does a childhood bipolar diagnosis change when you become an adult? Anna Alexander walks us through how she balances this mental disorder with daily responsibilities.
- Bipolar in the Family
What did two sisters learn from their mother’s bipolar diagnosis, and how have they grown stronger through time?
- Inside a Support Group
At R2ISE theater, the stage is a safe space that allows performers to channel their mental illness into living, breathing art.
- Behavioral Activation
Behavioral activation, a way of re-engaging a depressed person with their environment, may be helpful in treating bipolar depression.
- Benefits of Volunteering
A young man with bipolar disorder finds that volunteering gives him purpose and helps him cope with his condition.
Who to tell? How much to tell? Communication advice for those just diagnosed with bipolar.
- Challenges of Living With Bipolar
Tips on how to cope with the invisible disease of bipolar disorder.
- Limiting Hereditary Vulnerability
If biopolar disease runs in the family, are there ways to reduce the chance that it will be passed on?
- Benefits of Hospitalization
When is going to the hospital the right choice for a person with bipolar?
- Crisis Management
What steps should a caregiver take when their bipolar loved one is in crisis?
- Replapse Prevention Plan
Can you really have a plan to keep you or your loves ones from a bipolar relapse?
- Helping a Loved One (Part 2)
Methods that loved ones can use to help their loved one with bipolar.
- Helping a Loved One (Part 1)
How can I best help my loved one who has refused bipolar treatment?
- Continuing Treatment
The challenges of keeping the bipolar person on their medications and how to overcome them.
- Finding the Right Doctor
How to find the right doctors and therapists for your bipolar treatment.
- Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy
The structure and rhythm of your life can hurt or improve your bipolar disorder. Find out how.
- Bipolar and Schizophrenia?
Questions on the minds of WebMD users--like the differences between bipolar and schizophrenia--are answered by experts in bipolar disorder.
- Managing Your Triggers
Veteran newscaster Jane Pauley explores how to manage triggers with author of "I'm Not Sick, I Don't Need Help".
- Treating Dual Disorders
Dual Disorders add complication to a Bipolar diagnosis. With treatment and support a happy, healthy life is possible.
- Bipolar and Pregnancy
What are the steps a bipolar woman take before considering a pregnancy?
- Family-Focused Therapy
A description of what to expect in family focused therapy for a bipolar person and their loved ones.
- Family Education
Families must be involved in the care of a bipolar loved one for both to move forward and recover.
- Back to Work?
Learning to accept bipolar and how to request time off from work.
- Importance of Structure
A writer with bipolar discusses the importance of structure in controlling her condition.
- Benefits of Relaxation
Tips on how relaxation can help those with bipolar relax and manage mood.
- What is Bipolar Disorder?
Behind the Scenes: Here we look at what we know about Bipolar Disorder today and also touch on what we don't know.
- Peer Counseling
How writing and peer to peer support can help those with bioplar value their story and their struggle toward wellness.
- Being a Bipolar Mother
Can a bipolar woman parent a toddler? Absolutely, says mom Robyn Mandelberg.
- Creating a Wellness Team
Who should be the members of your RA wellness team?
- The Importance of Talking
Diagnosed at 16 with biopolar, Ross Szabo struggled his way up from binge drinking, a suicide attempt and anger issues to recovery and today shares his story with other young people.
- Pets and Bipolar
We all know that pets can be like family. But did you know that they may also have a positive effect for someone living with Bipolar Disorder?
- Bipolar in the Media
What we watch on television has an impact on how we view the world around us. How bipolar disorder is portrayed in the media is something to keep your eye on.
- Exercise and Bipolar
Watch how Lizzie uses running to feel empowered and capable of taking control of her Bipolar Disorder.