Bipolar Disorder: Foundational Tools for Long-Term Wellness

Bipolar Disorder: Foundational Tools for Long-Term Wellness

Almost 70% of people with bipolar disorder are initially misdiagnosed. Discover the right diagnosis.

It’s clear that bipolar disorder is wildly misunderstood - and its many misconceptions are perpetuated by behaviors and symptoms that are exaggerated through television and movies. The first step in de-stigmatizing bipolar disorder is through credentialed education. Dr. Domenick Sportelli (Dr. Dom) brings just that in this series.

Bipolar Disorder: Foundational Tools for Long-Term Wellness
  • What Life Looks Like with Bipolar Disorder

    Here's what life may look like with undiagnosed/untreated bipolar disorder.

  • Bipolar Disorder 101: Dispelling the Myths

    Dr. Dom discusses the differences between bipolar I, bipolar II, cyclothymic disorder, rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, and bipolar disorder with mixed features. He explains the latest research on potential causes and risk factors of developing bipolar disorder. Finally, he explains how and why bi...

  • How to Correctly Spot & Diagnose Bipolar Disorder

    How long do "typical" mood swings take to cycle, and how does mood cycling with bipolar disorder look in comparison? In this session, Dr. Dom walks through the differences between the mood changes of someone living with bipolar disorder versus that of someone living without the disorder. He also ...

  • Why Early Intervention for Bipolar Disorder is So Crucial

    Who should you talk to if your loved one is exhibiting the signs mentioned in the previous episode? In this session, Dr. Dom walks through how to find the right treatment regimen and the right therapist. He explains what to ask the therapist or psychiatrist during the first session to ensure they...

  • The Complex Ins & Outs of Bipolar Disorder Treatment, Explained

    Dr. Dom walks through the types of therapy available for someone living with bipolar disorder. He also does a deep-dive on the different types of medication available. Additionally, he explains what lifestyle changes you or your loved one can make to improve quality of life.

  • How to Help a Loved One Experiencing a Manic or Depressive Episode

    Here's what to do if your loved one is in the midst of a manic or depressive episode.

  • How to Manage Substance Use & Bipolar Disorder

    Substance use often co-occurs with bipolar disorder. Here are the tangible steps to managing both effectively.