25 episodes

Join Gabe, who lives with bipolar, and Dr. Nicole, a board certified psychiatrist, as they explore the spectrum of this misunderstood illness. They tackle bipolar disorder using real world examples, the latest research, and just enough funny to keep you intrigued.

Inside Bipolar Healthline Media, Psych Central, Gabe Howard

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 47 Ratings

Join Gabe, who lives with bipolar, and Dr. Nicole, a board certified psychiatrist, as they explore the spectrum of this misunderstood illness. They tackle bipolar disorder using real world examples, the latest research, and just enough funny to keep you intrigued.

    Is Mania a Good or Bad Symptom of Bipolar Disorder?

    Is Mania a Good or Bad Symptom of Bipolar Disorder?

    “Mania has the best public relations team in the world” is Gabe's favorite “Gabe-ism.” It seems like everyone with bipolar disorder invariably remembers it as an amazing awe-inspiring time. Society, too, romanticizes mania, thinking about it often in positive ways.
    But is mania really that great or is this another example of bipolar disorder lying to you? What makes people remember mania so fondly, and what does it look and feel like to our friends and family? Listen as Gabe and Dr. Nicole discuss the symptoms of mania and give you something to think about — no matter how you feel about mania.
    To learn more -- or read the transcript -- please visit the official page.

    Meet Your Inside Bipolar Podcast Hosts
    Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, "Mental Illness is an A*****e and other Observations," available from Amazon; signed copies are also available directly from the author.
    He is also the host of Healthline Media's Inside Mental Health podcast available on your favorite podcast player. To learn more about Gabe, or book him for your next event, please visit his website, gabehoward.com.

    Dr. Nicole Washington is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she attended Southern University and A&M College. After receiving her BS degree, she moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to enroll in the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa. Since completing her residency training, Washington has spent most of her career caring for and being an advocate for those who are not typically consumers of mental health services, namely underserved communities, those with severe mental health conditions, and high performing professionals. Through her private practice, podcast, speaking, and writing, she seeks to provide education to decrease the stigma associated with psychiatric conditions.
    Find out more at DrNicolePsych.com.
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    • 36 min
    Surviving Family Gatherings While Managing Bipolar

    Surviving Family Gatherings While Managing Bipolar

    It is that time of year again: time to get with your extended family for the holidays. If you are not looking forward to it, join the club. A lot of people with bipolar disorder — and a lot of people in general — have trouble navigating complicated family dynamics.
    Join us as Gabe and Dr. Nicole shares some tips and tricks on getting through the holidays — or any other big gathering.
    To learn more -- or read the transcript -- please visit the official episode page.

    Meet Your Inside Bipolar Podcast Hosts
    Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, "Mental Illness is an A*****e and other Observations," available from Amazon; signed copies are also available directly from the author.
    He is also the host of Healthline Media's Inside Mental Health podcast available on your favorite podcast player. To learn more about Gabe, or book him for your next event, please visit his website, gabehoward.com.

    Dr. Nicole Washington is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she attended Southern University and A&M College. After receiving her BS degree, she moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to enroll in the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa. Since completing her residency training, Washington has spent most of her career caring for and being an advocate for those who are not typically consumers of mental health services, namely underserved communities, those with severe mental health conditions, and high performing professionals. Through her private practice, podcast, speaking, and writing, she seeks to provide education to decrease the stigma associated with psychiatric conditions.
    Find out more at DrNicolePsych.com.
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    • 36 min
    Handling Grief While Managing Bipolar Disorder

    Handling Grief While Managing Bipolar Disorder

    It should come as no surprise that the death of someone you love can cause duress. No one is at their best after someone they care about passes away.
    Grief is a difficult and misunderstood emotion that often leads to mental health challenges for even the most stable of people. However, if you are managing bipolar disorder, how do you manage grief?
    To learn more -- or read the transcript -- please visit the official episode page.

    Meet Your Inside Bipolar Podcast Hosts
    Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, "Mental Illness is an A*****e and other Observations," available from Amazon; signed copies are also available directly from the author.
    He is also the host of Healthline Media's Inside Mental Health podcast available on your favorite podcast player. To learn more about Gabe, or book him for your next event, please visit his website, gabehoward.com.

    Dr. Nicole Washington is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she attended Southern University and A&M College. After receiving her BS degree, she moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to enroll in the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa. Since completing her residency training, Washington has spent most of her career caring for and being an advocate for those who are not typically consumers of mental health services, namely underserved communities, those with severe mental health conditions, and high performing professionals. Through her private practice, podcast, speaking, and writing, she seeks to provide education to decrease the stigma associated with psychiatric conditions.
    Find out more at DrNicolePsych.com.
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    • 40 min
    Coping with Agitation and Irritability with Bipolar Disorder

    Coping with Agitation and Irritability with Bipolar Disorder

    Agitation is a real and somewhat common symptom of bipolar disorder. Many people experience it and often we don’t even realize it. Today’s episode covers how agitation presents and some common warning signs. We also mention the subtle differences between being agitated in a clinical sense and being irritable in a typical range of human emotions.
    To learn more -- or read the transcript -- please visit the official episode page.
    Meet Your Inside Bipolar Podcast Hosts
    Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, "Mental Illness is an A*****e and other Observations," available from Amazon; signed copies are also available directly from the author.
    He is also the host of Healthline Media's Inside Mental Health podcast available on your favorite podcast player. To learn more about Gabe, or book him for your next event, please visit his website, gabehoward.com.

    Dr. Nicole Washington is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she attended Southern University and A&M College. After receiving her BS degree, she moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to enroll in the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa. Since completing her residency training, Washington has spent most of her career caring for and being an advocate for those who are not typically consumers of mental health services, namely underserved communities, those with severe mental health conditions, and high performing professionals. Through her private practice, podcast, speaking, and writing, she seeks to provide education to decrease the stigma associated with psychiatric conditions.
    Find out more at DrNicolePsych.com.
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    • 31 min
    Handling Insensitive Comments About Bipolar Disorder

    Handling Insensitive Comments About Bipolar Disorder

    It’s no secret that there’s stigma around mental health. Offensive comments made about bipolar disorder are enough to drive anyone, well, crazy. Listen as Gabe explores the intricacies of language down to word choice and how comments can impact folks with bipolar disorder. He and Dr. Nicole Washington discuss how language can be an alienating force — sometimes the only language we have to describe our experiences is grounded in stigma — and how to better handle insensitive comments from others. 
    To learn more -- or read the transcript -- please visit the official episode page.

    Meet Your Inside Bipolar Podcast Hosts

    Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, "Mental Illness is an A*****e and other Observations," available from Amazon; signed copies are also available directly from the author.
    He is also the host of Healthline Media's Inside Mental Health podcast available on your favorite podcast player. To learn more about Gabe, or book him for your next event, please visit his website, gabehoward.com.

    Dr. Nicole Washington is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she attended Southern University and A&M College. After receiving her BS degree, she moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to enroll in the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa. Since completing her residency training, Washington has spent most of her career caring for and being an advocate for those who are not typically consumers of mental health services, namely underserved communities, those with severe mental health conditions, and high performing professionals. Through her private practice, podcast, speaking, and writing, she seeks to provide education to decrease the stigma associated with psychiatric conditions.
    Find out more at DrNicolePsych.com.
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    • 37 min
    Understanding Lack of Insight (Anosognosia) in Bipolar Disorder

    Understanding Lack of Insight (Anosognosia) in Bipolar Disorder

    Have you ever wondered what would happen to you if you didn’t understand that you needed treatment for your bipolar disorder (or other mental illness)? Have you heard of legal concepts like “Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT)” or “forced treatment” and wondered how they relate to “lack of insight?”
    Turns out there’s a name for lacking insight — anosognosia. And it affects some people with severe and persistent mental illness. Listen as Gabe and Dr. Nicole explore what anosognosia means, what a diagnosis entails, and if the word is overused or weaponized contemporarily. Get ready, cause you won’t see what this episode has coming.
    To learn more -- or read the transcript -- visit the official episode page.

    Meet Your Inside Bipolar Podcast Hosts
    Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, "Mental Illness is an A*****e and other Observations," available from Amazon; signed copies are also available directly from the author.
    He is also the host of Healthline Media's Inside Mental Health podcast available on your favorite podcast player. To learn more about Gabe, or book him for your next event, please visit his website, gabehoward.com.

    Dr. Nicole Washington is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she attended Southern University and A&M College. After receiving her BS degree, she moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to enroll in the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa. Since completing her residency training, Washington has spent most of her career caring for and being an advocate for those who are not typically consumers of mental health services, namely underserved communities, those with severe mental health conditions, and high performing professionals. Through her private practice, podcast, speaking, and writing, she seeks to provide education to decrease the stigma associated with psychiatric conditions.
    Find out more at DrNicolePsych.com.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

notcrazyinidaho ,

Great relatable information

I just listened to the agitation and irrationality podcast and I had a moment of relief. When medication was talked about being the possible reason for agitation,I related. I hit my hand on a counter in a argument and broke it. I was told I was crazy but it ended up being a medication I had just started. Thank you for letting me know it wasn't just me being "crazy".

olive beauty ,

Bipolar 2 & ADHD

Great podcast and the silliness makes it a little easier to take the information in. I was just diagnosed with bipolar too and I’m terrified. I hope they do an episode with ADHD and bipolar 2

Dsiegel1994 ,

Such a great Learning Podcast about Bi-Polar

I love this podcast I’m learning so much about Bi-Polar and I’ve had allot of questions since my diagnosis a couple of years. Gabe and Dr.Nicole are great in explaining things and making you feel normal for how your feeling and giving you ways to to help cope with symptoms.

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