your struggle with bipolar disorder, you need all the resources you can
get. Welcome to a site that tells you more than the basics about
bipolar disorder—one that helps you learn to live with it on a daily
basis! If you are looking for information about bipolar disorder
that is easy to understand and practical for daily living, you are at
the right place.
"Jane Mountain, MD, teaches us
about getting our lives back, about daring
to hope, and about realizing that hope." John McManamy,
Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorder.
her own personal and professional experience, Dr. Mountain
an uplifting and effective approach to the lifelong management
bipolar disorder..." Claire McLeod Ohman, PhD, Mental Health
whether you or someone you love has bipolar disorder? Perhaps the
diagnosis is confusing because you don’t understand normal mood. Here
are its characteristics:
- Happy or content most of the time
- Resilient to challenges and changes
- Remains within boundaries that bring balance
have noticed these red flags of bipolar disorder. These are a few of
the signs and symptoms of bipolar
disorder, also called manic-depression:
- Periods of sadness that last weeks to months
- Poor sleep (too much or too little) with lack of
- Suicidal thoughts (these aren’t normal)
- Poor sleep (too little) with increased energy
- Unstable mood that extends beyond normal boundaries
Learn more on this website or
by reading a book written just for you, Bipolar Disorder — Insights for
may be going through a tough time right now, either personally or in
your family. Or you may be a professional dealing with individuals with
bipolar disorder. Dr. Mountain has experienced both sides of that coin.
Here’s what she says about her work:
used to be a sick cookie. Bipolar
disorder had knocked me down flat.
When I got better, I wanted to help you and others so you wouldn't get
as sick as I once was. If you are already that sick, my desire is that
you find wellness. I believe that no matter how sick you are, you are a
candidate for recovery and wellness. It takes hard work, but working on
wellness skills can give you hope for bipolar disorder.
wellness starts by asking,
“What can I do to take care of myself?”
Whether you have bipolar disorder or are working or living with someone
who does, you can find clarity, hope and recovery. I did! Let me help
you do the same.
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