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Seven Foods That Fight Inflammation and Belly Fat

When eaten on a regular basis, foods with anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce inflammation in the body, helping to prevent the long-term health consequences associated with it — but only if you also eliminate the foods that cause inflammation. When inflammation is under control, not only will you have more energy and feel better overall, but you’ll also find that weight loss and reduction of belly fat both become easier! [more…]

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Ten Super-Stressful Jobs

Some types of jobs trigger more stress than others. What follows is a list of 10 jobs or work settings that are judged to be some of the most stressful. These particular jobs were chosen because of the degree of dangers or hazards involved, the demands of the job, the amount of control the person has over what he or she does, the levels of responsibility required, and the number of hours worked. [more…]

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Making a Pre-Agreement to Receive Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

In the throes of mania or depression, a person may not be thinking clearly enough to seek treatment and may even refuse necessary treatment. Loved ones want to do what's best, but they often hesitate, [more…]

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10 Things You Can Do to Help a Loved One with Bipolar Disorder

If a loved one has bipolar disorder, you're probably wondering what you can do to help. Although your loved one ultimately decides what your level of involvement will be, the two of you may want to consider [more…]

Mental Health

What Is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a physical illness that affects the brain. A bipolar diagnosis requires at least one episode of mania(wired thinking and behaviors that negatively affect one's ability to function) [more…]

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Treating the Brain: Bipolar Medications

The primary treatment for bipolar disorder is medication with the goal of restoring normal brain function. The following classes of medications are often used in treating bipolar disorder and related conditions [more…]

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Maintaining Mood Stability in Bipolar Disorder

The overall treatment plan that a person with bipolar disorder should follow to achieve and maintain mood stability is fairly straightforward. Follow this treatment plan: [more…]

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