Bipolar

What is Atypical Depression

When people hear the word “depression”, they usually assume that a person is sad all of the time, crying excessively, sleeping too much, or eating too little.  They presume that a person is isolating, avoiding friends, and feeling poorly about...

Living with Bipolar Hypersexuality

Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder characterized by episodes of depression and mania. Manic episodes consist of symptoms that include (but are not limited to) increased self-esteem, increase in risky activities, excitability, and grandiosity. The symptoms that occur during a...

What Is Narcissistic Abuse?

Narcissistic individuals are people who have an overblown sense of self-importance, an overwhelming desire for attention and esteem, issues in relationships, and lack the ability to empathize. However, underneath this façade of a highly confident individual reveals a person who...

How to Spot a Sadist

A sadist is a term that describes an individual who enjoys causing pain, retribution, and shame in others.  Sadists obtain great enjoyment and satisfaction from causing anguish and distress in others.  The term sadism derives from an 18th century Frenchman,...

Bipolar Disorder Remains a Mystery. Is There Hope?

Living with Bipolar disorder can affect a person’s physical and mental state. Those experiencing bipolar disorder are likely to increase their isolation from others due to the constant feeling of alienation. Unfortunately, bipolar disorder is usually diagnosed until it causes...

Bipolar Disorder: Just the Facts

Bipolar disorder, a serious mental disorder that affects about 4% of Americans, can cause extreme mood swings, abrupt changes in energy levels, and distorted decision making. It most commonly develops in the late teen years or early adult years. Many...