Bipolar and Mental Illnesses are written about here. Written by a bipolar person themselves.

Petite Girls Guide

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Treatment Implications

“There are two aspects of this story with major implications for treatment of bipolar disorder: first, sleep and rhythm; and then, darkness and light (particularly one kind of light).”

Sleep and Rhythm

“This one’s pretty simple. Everybody needs sleep. But people with bipolar disorder need to protect it. Sleep deprivation is associated with having manic symptoms. But perhaps even more important than sleep, or at least as important, is rhythm: the sleep needs to happen at the same time every day to keep your clock organized. Move it around too much and you may be setting yourself up for cycling, perhaps even the harder to treat version, “rapid cycling”.”

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“Thus most people with bipolar disorder will not be able to do “shift work”, where the work day is rotating around the clock. That’s probably about the worst kind of job schedule you could arrange. A close second worst…

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