Living with Bipolar Illness

Living with a bipolar disorder is a difficult challenge for anyone to suffer. It can be stressful for your family and loved ones as they witness someone they love engulfed in episodes of mania and depression. The same factors that would pose threats to peaceful personal life for anyone pose greater risks when living with […]

Communicating with a Bipolar Loved One

Interpersonal communication can be a challenge for people with bipolar disorder, a neurobiological genetic disorder. They may have real trouble focusing on a conversation because the prefrontal cortex of the brain is a “bit off-line,” according to William Shryer, DCSW, LCSW, Clinical Director of Diablo Behavioral Healthcare in Danville, California. If conversations get heated, anger […]