world bipolar day 2022

How to Observe World Bipolar Day

World Bipolar Day is observed every year on March 30th, the birthday of Vincent van Gogh, one of history’s most influential painters. Van Gogh himself is believed to have had bipolar disorder, having been diagnosed posthumously. Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that causes intense mood swings, including extreme bouts of mania and severe depressive…

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How Bipolar Disorder Can Affect Your Relationships

Highs and lows are an expected part of any relationship, but the rapid shifts can be challenging to manage if you or your partner has bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder can cause intense and unexpected mood swings, with high periods of intense euphoria and low periods of deep depression. Not knowing what to expect from your…

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Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Abuse: What’s the Connection?

On their own, psychiatric conditions and alcohol abuse are difficult to treat. The effects are often even harder to manage and treat when someone struggles with both. Research shows that about 45 percent of people with bipolar disorder also meet the diagnostic criteria for alcohol use disorder. Left untreated, people with this combination suffer from…