Bipolar: Black & White

Bipolar: Black & White

Black and white thinking is a thinking distortion that is exacerbated by my mental illness, bipolar disorder. The mania brings on one extreme and the depression brings about the other. Black and white thinking: "You think in absolutes, that things are either good or bad, with no middle ground. Practice thinking about the gray area [...]

Common Thinking Distortions

Common Thinking Distortions

  It may be beneficial to identify common thinking distortions in your own thinking! These manners of thinking can become exaggerated when anxious or depressed. Once you recognize these distortions, it's easier to limit or stop these thought patterns in the future! Common thinking distortions: Black & white thinking: thinking in absolutes, things are either [...]

Therapies for Bipolar Disorder

Therapies for Bipolar Disorder

  Below are a few descriptions for therapies which are effective for bipolar disorder:   Interpersonal social rhythm therapy (IPSRT) Site: https://www.ipsrt.org/ "Is designed to help people improve their moods by understanding and working with their biological and social rhythms" "A... therapy for people with mood disorders, and it emphasizes techniques to improve medication adherence, [...]