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Lane County NAMI Support Groups 

 

Books

  • Take Charge of Your BIpolar Disorder (Fast)
  • The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide (Miklowitz)
  • The Bipolar Workbook (Basco)
  • The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder  (Van Dijk)
  • Loving Someone BIpolar (Fast)

  

Stabilizing Bipolar Disorder

 

Social Rhythm Disruption is more highly correlated with mood episodes than is psychological stress. Try to create enough routine in your schedule to  get up, get to work, go to bed, and eat dinner around the same time each day. You don't have to follow society's rules. Set your own pattern and stick to it. The first contact with another each morning has a high impact on mood. Aim for a positive contact, which may be a pet, or a text, if not someone in  your home.

 

It is helpful if you try to stabilize the amount of caffeine, alcohol, marijuana, and sugar you ingest, to avoid sudden surges that roughly rock  your central nervous system.

 

Movement or exercise (approved by your health practitioner) at least three times each week for      30-minutes is correlated with less depression and anxiety.