Not Going with the Bipolar Flow

Discussion of the challenges inherent in having to acquire self-observing capacities for the late adolescent/young adult with bipolar disorder..

Difficult Choices Following Bipolar Destabilization

Medical withdrawal from enrollment can be a painful but necessary choice sometimes encountered by university students with bipolar disorder. This blog post discuses the importance of carefully managing ones recovery during the time away from school in order to maximize chances of success upon return to the university environment.

Misdiagnosis of Bipolar Disorder, Part II

A case study illustrating comorbidity and distinctions between bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and attention deficit disorder.

Cognitive Deficit in Bipolar Disorder

An exploration of the role of cognitive deficit symptoms for those living with bipolar disorder

Realistic Expectations for Bipolar Disorder

A discussion of the importance of conveying realistic expectation to university students recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder

Misdiagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

A discussion of important diagnostic distinctions between bipolar disorder and three other psychiatric conditions that are commonly confused with bipolar disorder.

The Relationship Between Narcissism and Bipolar Disorder

A discussion of the distinctions, similarities and the synergistic relationship between narcissism and bipolar grandiosity

Bipolar and College Bound: A Challenging Time for Parents

Discussion of the parenting challenges of college-bound students with bipolar disorder

What to Expect From Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder

A discussion of the different elements of psychotherapy for those diagnosed with bipolar disorder: clinical assessment, acceptance of the disorder, symptom reduction/stabilization, supportive psychotherapy, brief treatment for relapses, couples therapy and bipolar support group.

Top Ten Resolutions for a Healthier Bipolar You

A discussion of important areas of change for those living with bipolar disorder.

Is Bipolar II Easier to Live with Than Bipolar I?

A discussion of the important distinctions between bipolar I and bipolar II including the unique challenges faced by those diagnosed with bipolar II disorder.

A Hard Pill to Swallow

Imagine you're a 20 year old university student without any prior history of bipolar symptoms. Thus far, you've been on top of your game. Your sustained efforts have paid off and in the absence of unforeseen derailment, it seems there's not much that's going to stand in your way.