Hello, and welcome to the family!
Please, don’t be afraid to ask any questions. The mental health blogging community is a great place to find information on a huge number of topics, everyone I’ve encountered has been more than forthcoming about their own beliefs and experiences.
It is possible that you’re upset about the potential diagnosis you’ve been given, or you may believe it is false, or it may not come as a surprise and may seem to explain everything! Those are all very common responses, and I would say that the most important thing you can do is learn more, whether you agree with the diagnosis or not.
I’m hoping the information I’ve put here is helpful, as it is my intention to address some of the initial questions one might have after being diagnosed without wading through the entire blog (though, if you want to read it, by all means please do). If there is something else you’re curious about, feel free to leave a comment or drop me a line!
- Tips on speaking with your psychiatrist to get the most out of your appointments and seeking a clear diagnosis, as well as how to relate your feelings and symptoms accurately.
- How to be prepared for a psychological emergency.
- Therapy is a very helpful tool for many people with bipolar disorder, here are some notes on how to find the right therapist.
- There are a number of things we can do externally to help keep things on more of an even keel, you can find more on that in the External Variables portion of the blog.
- Some tips on how to go about adding supplements to your diet, if interested.
- If you’re wondering how one even goes about talking about a diagnosis out loud.
- Information on potentially avoiding holiday stress (potentially useful for any event, really).
- For the ladies; how hormones can be involved with bipolar disorder.
Thanks for visiting!