Six Ways to Help a Stressed Out Loved One

Stress is definitely contagious. The stress of one family member can impact the entire family unit. I know when my partner is stressed out, I definitely take that on myself, and then our kids have two stressed out parents to contend with, and their own emotional...

Evidence-Based Treatment for Depression

People suffering from depression have many types of treatments available to them. Treatment for depression can include medications to help stabilize mood and psychotherapy to help people learn to manage their symptoms.People with a milder form of depression may...

Family Support for Bipolar Disorder: How You Can Help

The family environment is an important part of recovery for individuals with bipolar disorder. Even though it can be a frustrating illness, there are many tangible ways you can help your loved one. Encourage Treatment and Rehabilitation Medications and psychotherapy...

Evidence-Based Treatments for Bipolar Disorder

There are a variety of medications and therapies available to those suffering from bipolar disorder. Medications can help reduce symptoms and are recommended as the first-line treatment for bipolar disorder. People can also learn to manage their symptoms and improve...

Mood Stabilizers for Bipolar Disorder

Mood stabilizers are usually the first choice to treat bipolar disorder. Except for lithium, many of these medications are anticonvulsants. They’re usually used to treat seizures, but they also help control mood. Research has found that mood stabilizers are effective...
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