Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bipolar and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

With the sunlight-scarce months of autumn and winter fast approaching, many bipolar patients are ramping up the dosage on their depression medications. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects many manic depressives, and with the added stress of the holidays during winter months, depression is certainly something to be on the lookout for. But antidepressants also pose a risk to those with bipolar disorder; too high a dose can fuel a blast off into mania. How can patients manage these seasonal fluctuations in mood?

To learn more about the latest research on the relationship between SAD and bipolar disorder, see the new article "Tips for Managing Seasonal Depression in Those with Bipolar Disorder"

Still doing well. I would like, while feeling stable, to try and do a better job managing my additive behavior. The drinking has got to decrease, although, when it comes down to it, I'm not very motivated. Wine every evening. Headache every morning. If any of you have done well managing your addictions, let me know how you did it. Lets start a conversation under the blog entry "Bipolar Disorder and Addiction."


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This blog is for informational purposes only, it is not intended to be used for the treatment of mental illness. If you are having emotional troubles, please see a human mental health professional, not a computer.

1 comment:

  1. I know perfectly well what the notion SAD means from personal experience, thus I want to share some variants of how to treat thhis illness: