Repost from May 2015 as part of my merger of my two blogs. Unedited.
This is a set of resources I’ve found so far on bipolar. Please email me if you have a website you would like me to include on this page, although I will need to read it first. I will do a separate post on bipolar blogs as they tend to offer a different perspective.
General Bipolar Support Groups:
http://natashatracy.com/bipolar-disorder/treat-bipolar-disorder-medication/ Natasha Tracy’s view on whether you can control bipolar without medication.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/bipolar-advantage/201206/why-i-am-against-bipolar-meds Tom Wooton discusses the advantages and disadvantages of medicating bipolar.
http://www.currentpsychiatry.com/topics/schizophrenia-other-psychotic-disorders/article/haloperidol-clearly-is-neurotoxic-should-it-be-banned.html An article aimed at psychiatrists, this calls for the antipsychotic Haloperidol to be banned due to its awful biological side effects including neurotoxicity and irreversible brain damage. READ BEFORE TAKING HALOPERIDOL OR IF YOU CURRENTLY TAKE IT. It’s the one they can inject you with at psych hospitals so be aware of it’s dangers.
Managing Your Bipolar:
http://psychcentral.com/lib/10-small-steps-you-can-take-today-to-improve-bipolar-disorder/00016916 10 small steps you can take today to improve your bipolar disorder. You can’t take all of them today, but there’s still some helpful stuff in there.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/bipolar-disorder-6-ways-to-distinguish-between-yourself-your-illness/00017516 How to tell the difference between yourself and your bipolar.
Bipolar And Pregnancy:
http://www.everydayhealth.com/bipolar-disorder/bipolar-disorder-and-pregnancy.aspx VERY informative helpful advice about medication and pregnancy and bipolar.
http://www.currentpsychiatry.com/index.php?id=22661&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=176260 Treating Bipolar During Pregnancy (constructive advice)
http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/public/bipolardisorder/inpregnancypostnatal.cfm Treating Bipolar During Pregnancy (the official line that your doctor will probably go with).
Bipolar and Animal Companions:
http://www.everydayhealth.com/bipolar-disorder/how-pets-can-help-bipolar-disorder.aspx How pets can help your bipolar.
Bipolar and money:
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/visions/income-vol7/bipolar-disorder-reckless-spending An article about how one woman solved the out of control spending we experience with bipolar.
http://blog.credit.com/2013/06/bipolar-disorder-wrecked-finances/ Another article about how someone solved the finance issues we have.
Bipolar and Work:
http://www.webmd.com/bipolar-disorder/guide/managing-bipolar-disorder-at-work-job-performance-tips How to manage bipolar disorder and keep a job.
/bipolar_uk_employers_guide_to_bipolar.pdf A leaflet for Employers about helping employees with bipolar disorder. It’s not as accurate as it could be about the illness, but it’s got some helpful advice for employers and I would show it to my boss if I had a permanent job and was choosing to disclose my illness.
Bipolar and Exercise:
http://www.ibpf.org/blog/different-take-exercise-and-why-i-want-you-join-me Dyane Harwood explains how exercise can help with bipolar explaining exactly how she started an exercise routine and how it has helped.