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  • ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, Fossil Tree, Kew Tree, Silver Apricot)

    MedicineNet Bipolar Disorder Specialty
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, Fossil Tree, Kew Tree, Silver Apricot)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Benefits, risks of yoga for bipolar disorder: survey results

    Bipolar News From Medical News Today
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Newly published results from a survey of people with bipolar disorder who practice yoga have begun to document the reported benefits and risks of the practice.
  • Bible's sufficiency & counseling discussed

    Bipolar Disorder News
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    … about counseling topics like anxiety, bipolar disorder, brain injuries, anger issues and …
  • School-shooting suspect caught - Top Stories
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    Authorities are searching for a suspect after a shooting at a high school in Kentucky left one student injured, a spokeswoman said.
  • Nutter may sign marijuana bill today — here’s what to expect

    PW's PhillyNow
    Randy LoBasso
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:02 pm
    If we’re to believe sources—and who doesn’t?—then Mayor Michael Nutter should be signing the city’s historic marijuana decriminalization bill into law later on today. That’s good news for young, casual marijuana smokers who foresee themselves, you know, having a future with a job and what not. But it’s potential bad news for those who don’t understand the law. So, before you go taking gravity bong hits in the Logan Square Fountain, check out this handy explainer. Does this mean I can take gravity bong hits in the Logan Square Fountain? No! It’s still illegal to smoke in…
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  • School-shooting suspect caught

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    Authorities are searching for a suspect after a shooting at a high school in Kentucky left one student injured, a spokeswoman said.
  • Hikers' bodies moved from volcano

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    Efforts to recover bodies from an erupting volcano in central Japan resumed Wednesday, after search teams had been hampered by gas and hot ash shooting into the air.
  • Huge crowds join Hong Kong protests

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    Hong Kongers marked China's National Day in unprecedented fashion Wednesday, as huge crowds of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of the Asian financial hub for what is shaping up as a critical day in the territory's "Umbrella Revolution."
  • 10 die as shells hit Ukraine bus, school

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    A school and a bus were shelled in war-torn eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, leaving at least 10 people dead, officials in the country's Donetsk region said.
  • No charges for ex-Gitmo prisoner

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    British authorities dropped charges against high-profile former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg on Wednesday, days before he was due to go on trial on charges of attending a terrorist training camp in Syria.
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  • Nutter may sign marijuana bill today — here’s what to expect

    Randy LoBasso
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:02 pm
    If we’re to believe sources—and who doesn’t?—then Mayor Michael Nutter should be signing the city’s historic marijuana decriminalization bill into law later on today. That’s good news for young, casual marijuana smokers who foresee themselves, you know, having a future with a job and what not. But it’s potential bad news for those who don’t understand the law. So, before you go taking gravity bong hits in the Logan Square Fountain, check out this handy explainer. Does this mean I can take gravity bong hits in the Logan Square Fountain? No! It’s still illegal to smoke in…
  • Report: Lack of protections for LGBT people in states like PA increases poverty

    Josh Kruger
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:57 pm
    States without anti-discrimination protections for LGBT citizens may increase rates of poverty and disenfranchisement, says a new report. Pennsylvania is one of those states. Together with the Movement Advancement Project, the Center for American Progress details the landscape before LGBT Americans in its report, “Paying an Unfair Price: The Financial Penalty for Being LGBT in America.” Analyzing statistics and comparing those statistics against existing anti-discrimination laws for LGBT folks, like the ones Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers refuse to pass, the comprehensive analysis has…
  • Corbett tweets about ‘empowering women’ after porn email scandal

    Josh Kruger
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    Last week, news broke that multiple high level staffers in the administration of Governor Tom Corbett were receiving and in many cases sharing explicit videos and pictures. Some of the explicit emails showed images with women in positions of servile obedience under the domination of male bosses. Others had such subject lines as “Rocking Horse” and “Chin Strap.” Staffers embroiled in the scandal include Corbett’s former spokesman, the head of the state police, and the secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection. (Fun fact: BDSM-porn-receiving…
  • Did anti-Semites torch a Philly rabbi’s car on Rosh Hashanah?

    Josh Kruger
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the traditional Jewish new year, which follows a lunar calendar nearly 6,000 years old. The celebration leads in to the more solemn Yom Kippur, otherwise known as the Jewish day of atonement for the past year’s sins and transgressions. It looks like some fiends in Atlantic City might have something to atone for, too, this year with reports that a Philadelphia rabbis SVU got torched last week. Vinny Vella reports for the Philadelphia Daily News that Northeast Philly rabbi David Kushner came out of a synagogue in Atlantic City to find his sport utility…
  • The 30 best shows of October (plus all the close calls)

    Bill Chenevert
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Hopefully by now, you know I don’t take these things lightly. For this list, I went through the calendars of 20 venues (20!) and pulled from each of them the shows that I thought were at least worthy of making a list like this and came up with 115 candidates (115!). Those are pretty amazing numbers, no? Turns out, Philly is POPPING OFF with fresh shows all month, this glorious full-swing Autumn month – the one that carries us through the pumpkin spice craze and right into Halloween (speaking of which, we’ll do a better Halloween show roundup at a later date). Without further…
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    Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder

  • Are you a partner of a person with bipolar disorder?

    Julie Fast
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    Are you in a romantic relationship with a person who has bipolar disorder? Here are a few reasons why treating bipolar disorder first is the only way for a relationship to stabilize and become joyful: Reasons to Treat Bipolar Disorder First 1. Less stress on the relationship 2. Fewer medical bills 3. Less addictive and dangerous behavior 4. Creates a stable environment for children 5. Work is possible Money can be managed more effectively 6. Life can be enjoyable again When I work with partners of those who have bipolar, I always stress that until the bipolar is treated and managed,…
  • Accepting New Family and Partner Coaching Clients

    Julie Fast
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    Writing books on bipolar disorder has been my career for over ten years. I enjoy writing and plan to do a lot more. (It can be a challenge when the mood swings are paying a visit, that’s for sure.) Over four years ago, I started coaching partners and family members of people with bipolar disorder as an addition to my writing career. I never, ever thought I would find work that I enjoy as much as I enjoy coaching. I feel at home with the parents and partners as I have been where they are- and I remain calm during the crises that many of my clients are going through while we are working…
  • Anxiety Listorama… how many anxiety symptoms do you share?

    Julie Fast
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Anxiety is a common symptom of bipolar disorder.   It’s especially prevalent when you’re depressed or in a dysphoric manic episode.  I did a talk in California a few months ago and asked the audience to write down their anxiety symptoms. Here’s the list- wow- there are a lot. How many do you share? ANXIETY SYMPTOMS FEARFUL      SCARED     UPSET STOMACH     NAUSAUS WHEN WAKING     SHORTNESS OF BREATH     HEART PALPITATIONS   ROCKING BACK AND FORTH   INABILITY TO FOCUS   IRRATIC THINKING   FOOT TAPPING   CANT CONCENTRATE     SWEATING  …
  • Bipolar Happens! is #1 Bipolar Disorder Book on the Kindle!

    Julie Fast
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:19 am
    Bipolar Happens: 35 Tips and Tricks to Manage Bipolar Disorder is the #1 Bipolar Disorder Book on the Kindle! That’s exciting. I went to the Kindle store to see how my books Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder and Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder were doing on the bipolar disorder page. These books are in the top ten ranking- and then I saw that Bipolar Happens! was #1. Fantastic! Bipolar Happens! is an enjoyable book about a serious topic. Guess what- it’s only $.99 I want it to be available to everyone. Yes, I think this is a great deal and a good way to get helpful information…

    Julie Fast
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Here is basic info about bipolar disorder mania. It’s MANIA 101! I’ve decided to label mania each time I talk about it. As you may now there are two levels of mania: hypomania and full blown mania. People with bipolar disorder II (two)  have hypomania only. People with bipolar disorder I (one)  have hyomania and the very dangerous and very life disrupting full blown mania. I have bipolar disorder two, but I’m one of the unfortunates- My type of hypomania is right on the verge of full blown mania. If I ever do move into full blown mania, I will then have a diagnosis of…
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  • The One With The Wedding

    27 Sep 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Contradictory to all of my issues, I’ve always loved to travel. I absolutely adore the simple act of going to a new place. I love nature, I love museums, I love natural beauty, and very little gives me as much of a simple thrill as to simply be somewhere I’ve never been, to smell the air, and to feel new ground beneath my feet. I don’t even care much to do things when I arrive at the destination. Sure, I’ll go to a historical site, or a museum. A tourist spot or two. If I’m near wilderness I’ll take a hike. Mostly, however, I’m content simply to be…
  • Why I Blog, and Why I Won’t Burn Out Anytime Soon

    Candace @ FamilyVoicesMatter
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    There are so many things I want to say, and feel like I need to share, with the world.  Realizing this is my first blog post, the inaugural installation, I also realize I have dreams and ideals, and the reality of it all will be much different.  However, my goal is to be able to impart the knowledge that I have gained through live experience and research, and sometimes a combination of these.  At the onset I would say this will be 10% “mommy blog”, 90% relevant children’s mental health advocacy content. Why now?  I have considered writing in many forms for years.  I’m sure I’ll…
  • The Devil Smacked

    27 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    The even is black and odd is crack. Schizoaffective disorder. Find encounters with a recorder. This footage is hacked; my mind is packed. For love, I will slack. There is no back. It is a fact, for the Devil smacked.
  • Yes, I Didn't Break Anything

    Timiarah Camburn
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:16 pm
    You know what really makes me mad? I can master the blades going forward at any speed. I can spin ar
  • Better, but not great

    27 Sep 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Better, but not great I slept fairly well last night, despite being in horrible pain. I woke up a fe
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    The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive

  • Insert blog about bipolar and pregnancy here

    Mentally Interesting
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    It’s in progress. I will post more soon. I am really struggling at the moment.  I’m sorry.Filed under: Mental health
  • Pregnant, Mental and Fat

    Mentally Interesting
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Bloody hell. It’s taken me 18 weeks to write this post. I imagined a dam would burst when we told everyone at week 12. And I, who diarises everything and have done since I was a child. Anyway- better late than never. This is my news… Whomp whomp whomp she says I found out I was pregnant on the day Rik Mayall died. My already not inconsiderable boobs seemed to have become zeppelins of ache, so I decided to grab a pregnancy test on my way to work to  wee upon in the peaceful surroundings of the disabled toilet. I yawned as I waited for the results, expecting it to be negative like…
  • An apology

    Mentally Interesting
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    I’m really sorry that for the longest time I have been awful at responding to comments. This is because, for ages, I haven’t received notifications for them. And I’ve tinkered around in both emails and the site and still don’t get them. I see comments when I read back posts so I *always* read them. I am very often on mobile Internet so struggle to type and tend to read late at night half asleep. But I massively appreciate comments and absorb them all and I’m sorry if I’ve seemed rude not responding. Quite honestly whatever the excuse I’m a very…
  • On being lonely

    Mentally Interesting
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    I’ve written about pissing into bottles when I’ve been depressed, and yet to me, this is a blog  whose responses I fear the most. Because admitting that you’re lonely seems to be the most shaming thing you can do. We’re meant to be glitzy! Instagramming! Vineing our awesome lives! And this will sound like one long self pitying tract, which it is, really. All I want from it is to get some thoughts out of my system. It is not a plea for contact because as I will explain I must do those things on my own terms and not be forced into them or feel obligated because I find…
  • A World without Rik Mayall

    Mentally Interesting
    14 Jun 2014 | 7:45 am
    I don’t write about other things much in this blog, but the death of Rik Mayall means that I bloody well will. Because Rik Mayall was brilliant, and now he’s dead, and I just wanted to write a short bit about how ace he was. I’m not one to sneer at people who show emotion when a celebrity dies.  Although the hyperbolic, competa-bituaries sprout up as soon as the heart-clutch hits the ground, I don’t think that it means that the grief isn’t genuine. Of course we don’t know the celebrities who die. We grieve for the person as they were to us, a little piece…
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    A Mad Reality

  • A broken heart

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Do you know what it feels like to have your heart broken?Walking quickly to the bathroom with tears streaming down your face with your five year old following behind you quietly saying “it’s going to be ok mommy”. That is what it feels like to have your heart broken. I always said I had my heart broken by a guy before. That was like a paper cut compared to this.It’s one thing to be depressed. It’s one thing for others to know about it. It’s a whole different thing when your children are forced into this position. I’m not being the kind of mother my daughters deserve. And it…
  • 3:30am

    27 Sep 2014 | 12:58 am
    It’s 3:30am. I just woke up after a dream. One that I actual remembered, which if you’ve read past posts you know that I hardly ever remember them. Anyway. I hate when I do remember. It wasn’t a nightmare or even that bad, I just wish I didn’t have it. I think I may over think dreams.And now I’m up with noises in my head and can’t get back to sleep. I could possibly take a Xanax which may help, but I think it would make it difficult to wake up when I actually have to in a couple hours. I will probably just stay up.This could mean that I’m stressed. But I don’t know exactly…
  • Less therapy?

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:47 pm
    I had therapy today. It was a difficult session. Probably a good one, just difficult.  He asked me what we were going to work on when I start DBT. Other than body image issues I couldn’t think of anything. We brainstormed a couple things we could still do, but we pretty much came to the conclusion that I don’t need to come as often.This makes me very nervous. I agree that with me doing DBT I don’t have much to do in therapy, but I just feel more comfortable with it being there. I’ve been going for 2 ½ years. It’s a regular part of my life. I just worry about things getting…
  • Quick update

    11 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    I’m so tired, and I have no energy. Thinking about having to do simple things like making dinner really brings me down. I just want to curl up in my bed and go to sleep.My lab work came back normal. Which is good of course, but there is still nothing obvious causing my exhaustion. I saw my psychiatrist today who said the meds I’m on probably are not causing fatigue. He does think that the antipsychotic is causing a lot of weight gain so we’re stopping that. He also upped my mood stabilizer. He said the weight gain could be making me feel sluggish, so hopefully this will help give me…
  • DBT interview

    10 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, please take a moment to think about those who have been effected.I had my DBT interview today and was accepted. I was given two options. 1) A six month intensive program where I would have to leave my current therapist and would be given a new therapist who specializes in the program. I would see the therapist and have group therapy on a regular basis and would also have access to call my therapist when needed to be “coached’ through difficult times. Or 2) A less intense group skills workshop which meets once a week. I’m going with the 2nd option.
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