I have been looking around the Internet and wondering exactly what is out there today for those that may need help, whether it be getting a diagnosis or the important Learning about your illness. I went information seeking this morning, I found a few good sites with great links so I am putting together a post to make it easy to find these great links.
First I found a page of links for many different countries and that was at International Bipolar Foundation. Here there are many links to needed information and services. Click here to go to the page with the links.
Also at the International Bipolar Foundation.org I found an interesting study on light therapy, you may click here to go to that article. I hope you find it interesting as well. It seems they believe bipolar people are sensitive to light and season changes, very interesting.
There is also great information on (NIMH) National Institute of Mental Health. This link will take you to a booklet you can download in pdf format or even request a free copy be sent to you. Click here to see this booklet. This site also has a wealth of information on all types of Mental illness so don’t stop at the bipolar booklet if there are any other concerns you have look around.
I also came across MedicineNet.com, I found a good article on Generalized Anxiety Disorder, a lot of people I know with Bipolar have serious issues with Anxiety so learning about it can’t be a bad thing. Click here to go to this site.
In my perusing of the Internet I came across an article on Bipolar disorders symptom, Hyper-sexuality. This is an interesting article as well. It talks about the fact that hyper-sexuality is a symptom but that most doctors and patients do not discuss it, a lot of patients diagnosed bipolar are not aware of that being a direct symptom of the illness. It is very important we understand all symptoms if we are to learn to control any of it. Click here to go to this article on bpHope.com.
I wanted to share this information with you to help you learn more about your illness, or your friend, or relatives illness to help you better understand this illness. Without a good understanding you cannot help your friend/loved one with this illness and/or you cannot help yourself. I firmly believe knowledge is power and the gaining of knowledge once I was diagnosed bipolar II was what helped me over the years to learn to live happily, learn to control what I could about my illness and my behavior.
Remember there is a wealth of information online but be careful what source you trust. You want to talk to your doctor about what you learn or find online. Make sure you are not trusting a site that is not trustworthy. Not everything you read online is true. That being said there are good sites so just look around and use your good judgement.
Much Love to you all.. ♥
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