So interesting! This graphic novel-style book by Ellen Forney that depicts her experience with bipolar definitely appeals to my creative side!

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Quote on bipolar: Those moments when you just want to fall asleep because you'd rather not deal with the intensity of the depressive mood swing. www.HealthyPlace.com

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Anhedonia can be a characteristic of mental disorders including mood disorders, schizoaffective disorder, schizoid personality disorder and schizophrenia. For example, people affected with schizophrenia often describe themselves as feeling emotionally empty. Mood disturbances are commonly observed in many psychiatric disorders. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anhedonia

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10 Days to a Less Defiant Child: The Breakthrough Program for Overcoming Your Child's Difficult Behavior [Paperback], (parenting, defiant child, discipline, kids, difficult child, parenting books, child development, temperament, mood disorders, oppositional defiant disorder)

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Cyclothymia, a mood disorder related to bipolar disorder, is a less severe condition that can still cause considerable distress and impaired functioning.

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I don't have this but I know several people that do. The movie "Silver Linings Playbook" was a very realistic portrayal of what it's like for someone to live with this disorder and how it effects the people that love and live with them. If you have a loved one with Bipolar, I highly recommend seeing it just so you know that you're not alone in what you are experiencing.

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The I'm here... campaign teamed up with The Mighty to ask how friends can support those living with a mood disorder.

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