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What Is Rumination in Depression and How Do You Deal with It?

What Is Rumination in Depression and How Do You Deal with It?

Rumination in depression is common, and people with depression commonly ruminate on very negative things. It can be difficult to deal with rumination in depression recovery. Visit HealthyPlace and learn what depressed ruminations are and how to deal with ruminations in depression.

Rumination in depression (both unipolar and bipolar depression) is common, and it is typically a negative thing. Doctors will ask about ruminations as will therapists; but what is rumination and how do you handle rumination in depression?

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When a Bipolar Coping Skill Stops Working

When a Bipolar Coping Skill Stops Working

Bipolar coping skills are critical to surviving this mental illness but, unfortunately, sometimes a bipolar coping skill stops working. What do you do when you rely on a bipolar coping skill and it stops working?Unfortunately, it is the case that bipolar coping skills can sometimes stop working. This echoes the unpleasant experience of many with medications that can stop working due to tolerance. One doesn’t develop a physical tolerance to a coping skill, but sometimes changes in life or treatment can cause a bipolar coping skill to stop working. Here’s how to handle it when you rely on a bipolar coping skill that just stops working.

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10 Tips on How to Accomplish Big Goals with Bipolar Disorder

10 Tips on How to Accomplish Big Goals with Bipolar Disorder

Accomplishing big goals can be hard for anyone but accomplishing big goals when you have bipolar disorder can seem impossible. Luckily, it's not. Read these 10 tips on how to successfully accomplish goals even with bipolar disorder.Attempting to accomplish big goals when you have bipolar disorder can end very badly. I know this; it has happened to me. But some big tasks must get done. Sometimes we have to move halfway across the country. Sometimes we have a six-month-long project for work. Sometimes we have to raise a child. Big goals don’t go away just because a person has bipolar disorder. So here are some tips I’ve learned on how to accomplish big goals with bipolar disorder.

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Friendship with a Person Who Has Bipolar Disorder

Friendship with a Person Who Has Bipolar Disorder

Being a friend to someone with bipolar disorder can be challenging, but is it worth it? Learn about how bipolar disorder affects friendships.It can be challenging to be a friend of a person with bipolar disorder. I freely admit this. I know that my life is difficult for me to deal with and, certainly, it can be difficult for anyone else. Nevertheless, friendship with a person who has bipolar disorder can be just as rewarding as any other friendship.

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Bipolar Depression – All I Do Is Try Hard

Bipolar Depression – All I Do Is Try Hard

Bipolar depression requires you to try hard every day. But what do we try hard doing? What do we do when we have to try hard because of bipolar depression?I likely don’t need to tell you bipolar depression is hard, and I probably don’t need to tell you concerted effort – trying hard – is difficult, too. But the thing is, bipolar depression management (or bipolar management in general) requires trying hard all the time. The effort of this is not something to be underestimated. This is a tall order. Trying hard with bipolar depression requires such energy and focus it feels impossible to do it all right all the time in spite of the need to do it constantly.

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Opposite Rule with Bipolar – Do What Bipolar Doesn’t Want

Opposite Rule with Bipolar – Do What Bipolar Doesn’t Want

The opposite rule is a bipolar coping skill that also works for other mental illnesses. Learn about bipolar and the opposite rule and how it can help you.The opposite rule is a rule some people with bipolar disorder or another mental illness use to help deal with the unhealthy parts of a mental illness. It’s actually a really useful rule and I use it a lot as a bipolar coping skill. Here I tell you how and why to use the opposite rule if you have bipolar disorder or another mental illness.

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People Overestimate How Much Willpower Helps Mental Illness

People Overestimate How Much Willpower Helps Mental Illness

Helping mental illness requires more than willpower. While most people think willpower should help, or even cure, mental illness, this just isn't true. Read on.I am a person with extreme willpower and this helps my mental illness. I know this. It’s obvious. Willpower affects every aspect of my life, of course. But people may think I have no willpower because of my mental illness. This is because people overestimate how much willpower can help a mental illness.

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Why Bipolar Disorder Requires Fake Smiles

Why Bipolar Disorder Requires Fake Smiles

Fake smiles -- we all use them but in bipolar disorder, fake smiles are a major coping skill. Learn about why people with bipolar use more fake smiles.I’m sorry to say I have found bipolar disorder requires a fake smile pretty much on demand, every day. We all have fake smiles for different situations but mine need to be at the ready, at all times, because I use them more than others. Fake smiles with bipolar disorder suck, but what can I say, I need them.

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When Your Body Isn’t Yours Because of Bipolar Medication

When Your Body Isn’t Yours Because of Bipolar Medication

Bipolar medication can make you feel like your body isn't your own. Learn about bipolar medication effects and what happens to your body.Sometimes it feels as if your body isn’t yours because of bipolar medication. It feels like the medication takes over your very being. It feels like you no longer have a human body but, rather, a collection of drug-related effects. This particularly happens when you’re getting on medications or tapering off medications, but really, bipolar medication can make you feel like your body is not your own at any time.

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Bipolar Disorder and Inner Restlessness — What Is It; How to Cope

Bipolar Disorder and Inner Restlessness — What Is It; How to Cope

Sometimes bipolar disorder can cause inner restlessness. But what is inner restlessness, what causes it and how do you cope with it in bipolar disorder?So often during the day I tell myself to, “Calm down,” but this isn’t because I’m buzzing around my apartment, it’s because of my bipolar inner restlessness. Telling me to calm down would be natural if I was climbing the walls, but sitting still on my couch doesn’t seem to be the time to do it. And yet, I do it all the time. It’s very real and very necessary. Inner restlessness in bipolar disorder is real and it’s necessary to know how to deal with it.

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