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The 10 best bipolar blogs – Medical News Today

Friday, 22 September, 2017

The 10 best bipolar blogs – Medical News Today

Bipolar disorder is typically a long-term condition. Bipolar blogs, written by people living with the disorder, often provide advice, tips, and self-help techniques on how to take an active part in your recovery and limit the impact of the condition on your everyday life. We have selected the best bipolar blogs.

Bipolar is a mood disorder that causes extreme mood swings that range from emotional highs, called mania or hypomania, to emotional lows, or depression. Mood swings may occur multiple times per year or hardly at all. Some individuals with the disorder may rarely experience "normal" moods.

Around 5.7 million adults in the United States have bipolar disorder. A healthcare professional who specializes in mental health conditions will discuss the best treatment plan, which will likely include medications and psychotherapy, for your specific symptoms.

In addition to support from healthcare professionals and family, coping mechanisms and support can be gained through blogs that focus on bipolar disorder. People who are going through similar experiences as well as experts in the bipolar field usually write these blogs. Here are Medical News Today's choices of the top 10 best bipolar blogs.

Jennifer Marshall

Jennifer Marshall is a mental wellness speaker and writer. Almost 12 years ago, Jennifer experienced two manic episodes, and after several doctor's appointments she was diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder.

Jennifer says that although she has bipolar disorder, it does not define her. "I want to be able to say, for the rest of whatever time I have left, that I beat bipolar disorder; that I was an inspiration to others still fighting. And that I lived my best life."

Through her blog, Jennifer openly shares her experiences of living with mental illness. Recent articles include how Jennifer started blogging and how far she has come after 6 years, how watching a Netflix series landed her in the emergency room, and how receiving her bipolar diagnosis from doctors in a different way would have made Jennifer's journey easier.

Read more at: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319136.php

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