From A Beginner’s Guide to Being Bipolar:

1 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): “Mental Health Facts”

2 Psychology Today: “Empathy vs. Sympathy” 

3 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): “What are the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder?”

4 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): Mental Health Statistics

5 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Bipolar Disorder and Treatment

6 Mayo Clinic: Bipolar Diagnosis and Treatment

7 National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH): “How is Bipolar Disorder Treated?”

8 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Support Groups

9 BPHope: Community

10 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

11 NAMI: “Mental Health by the Numbers”

12 National Institutes of Health (NIH): “The Underlying Neurobiology of Bipolar Disorder”

13 International Bipolar Foundation: “Study Finds Strong Link Between Childhood Adversity And Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis”

14 Wikipedia: Cognition

15 National Institutes of Health (NIH): “Cognitive Impairment in Bipolar Disorder: Treatment and Prevention Strategies” 

16 National Institutes of Health (NIH): “The Role of Dopamine in Bipolar Disorder”

17 Wikipedia: Dopamine

18 https://www.dbsalliance.org/wellness/wellness-toolbox/living-successfully-with-a-mood-disorder/

19 Medium: “How to Write a Powerful Mission Statement” (Hollie Arnett)

20 Harvard Medical School: “Rev up your Thinking Skills by Trying Something New”

21 International Bipolar Foundation: “Mood Tracking During Therapy”

22 BPHope.com: “Bipolar Disorder and Grappling with Obsessive Thinking” (Robin L. Flanigan) 

23 Healthline: “Hospitalization for Bipolar Disorder”

24 Wikipedia: Charles Darwin

25 Mayo Clinic: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

26 Psychology Today: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

27 BPHope: “Who do you Need on Your Bipolar Care Team?” (Valerie Harvey)

28 International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF): “Five habits of highly successful individuals who also have bipolar disorder”

29 Wikipedia: Cognitive Skill

30 Mayo Clinic: Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment

31 Merriam-Webster: Metacognition

32 Oxford Academic: “Let It Be: Mindful Acceptance Down-Regulates Pain and Negative Emotion”

33 University of South Florida: Handout, “DSM-5 Criteria: Bipolar Disorders”

34 National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH): Bipolar Disorder Statistics

35 Mayo Clinic: Bipolar Disorder Overview

36 National Institute of Health (NIH): “The Underlying Neurobiology of Bipolar Disorder”

37 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): “What are the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder?”

38 PsychCentral.com: “5 Myths about Bipolar Disorder That Boost Stigma”

39 Science Daily: “Chemical Signature of Manic Depression [bipolar disorder] Discovered”

40 Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: “Brain Imaging Suggests Visual Processing Is Disrupted in People with Bipolar Disorder”

41 Psychology Today: “Empathy vs. Sympathy”


Brooke Baron has a BA in English, a minor in philosophy, and a lifelong obsession with language. Although born and raised in Alabama, she has been a proud California resident for 10+ years. During a professional stint in Silicon Valley—in both the corporate and private business sectors—she handled internal and external communications, office design and construction, event planning, photography and graphic design, executive assistance, and functioning on very little sleep. Brooke now specializes in "New Human Orientation" from her home in the suburbs. She has a young, loving, growing family of five and is fueled by that love and coffee. In addition to caring for the rest of Team Baron, she enjoys writing, reading, researching miscellaneous topics, and funneling manic energy into creative projects. With so many balls in the air—including bipolar II disorder—balancing her life is like balancing two kangaroos on a see-saw. 

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