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  • quetiapine, Seroquel, Seroquel XR

    MedicineNet Bipolar Disorder Specialty
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Title: quetiapine, Seroquel, Seroquel XRCategory: MedicationsCreated: 11/18/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Study finds self-worth key to diagnoses of psychopathologies

    Bipolar News From Medical News Today
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Donald Trump's ego may be the size of his financial empire, but that doesn't mean he's the picture of mental health.
  • 2016 Kia Sorento

    Bipolar Disorder News
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:33 am
    … Sorento suffers (benefits?) from severe bipolar disorder in terms of pricing. While …
  • U.S. airstrikes kill 3 ISIS leaders - Top Stories
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:23 am
    U.S. air strikes have killed two top-level and one mid-level ISIS leader, a senior U.S. military official tells CNN.
  • It’s “A Johnnyswim Christmas” with spirit—and a baby bump

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    Bill Chenevert
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez are a charming mix of elements: She’s Donna Summer’s genetically-blessed vocalist daughter, and he’s an easy-going, guitar-strumming Cuban. Where they meet musically is a little unexpected. They’ve got three EPs and a 2014-released proper LP in Diamonds, all of them a delicate and tender hybrid of folk, country, L.A.-shiny pop and, I daresay, even a little gospel? The last part slips in because the songwriting/performing duo are also a couple—a gorgeous one at that—who met at church. And even if you don’t find tons of church in…
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  • U.S. airstrikes kill 3 ISIS leaders

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:23 am
    U.S. air strikes have killed two top-level and one mid-level ISIS leader, a senior U.S. military official tells CNN.
  • Haunted hopes for a new Cuba

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:13 am
    In June of 1960, my father was a 14-year-old Cuban boy with a round-trip airline ticket from Havana to Madrid, Spain. He spent the summer with family in Spain while Cuba fell deeper and deeper into Fidel Castro's revolution. He didn't realize the extent to which his life back home was quickly crumbling and that the winds of revolution were about to change his life forever.
  • Two brothers and their amazing golf tricks

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:09 am
    If golf has a reputation for being a bit stuffy, then the Bryan brothers and their trick shots are a much-needed blast of fresh air.
  • Hollywood's complete moral surrender

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:08 am
    By canceling "The Interview," the film industry has given saboteurs a precedent to kill free expression, Jeff Yang writes
  • Bloodstains, bullet holes in classrooms

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    The high brick wall outside the Army Public School and Degree College in Peshawar gives the first clue into the horror that unfolded inside its classrooms.
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  • It’s “A Johnnyswim Christmas” with spirit—and a baby bump

    Bill Chenevert
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez are a charming mix of elements: She’s Donna Summer’s genetically-blessed vocalist daughter, and he’s an easy-going, guitar-strumming Cuban. Where they meet musically is a little unexpected. They’ve got three EPs and a 2014-released proper LP in Diamonds, all of them a delicate and tender hybrid of folk, country, L.A.-shiny pop and, I daresay, even a little gospel? The last part slips in because the songwriting/performing duo are also a couple—a gorgeous one at that—who met at church. And even if you don’t find tons of church in…
  • WTF: Are Bucks County middle schoolers sharing child porn?

    Josh Kruger
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
    Bristol Township, Pa., rests just little over 20 miles from Philadelphia’s City Hall. It’s a working class suburb nearly identical in style and substance to the adjacent neighborhoods of far Northeast Philadelphia. The Bucks County burg is also site of a disturbing allegation of child pornography circulating in one of its middle schools: specifically Franklin Delano Roosevelt Middle School. In a statement released this morning, superintendent Dr. Sam Lee says that “a video has been distributed among students [at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Middle School] which shows minors…
  • When her Droid dies, Timaree experiences the five stages of grief

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    By Timaree Schmit For two weeks, I was naked. Metaphorically, anyway: After my phone took a suicidal dive from my pocket into a toilet on Thanksgiving, a series of events conspired to keep me from replacing it for 14 days. For that time,  I was naked: out in the world as vulnerable and as liberated as a newborn—or maybe more like an average person in 1997, when the internet existed but we had to go home to use it. These two weeks of defenseless freedom taught me many things that I would like to share with you, not the least of which is the fact that pockets on dresses are only there to be…
  • WPHT’s Chris Stigall apologizes (sort of) for mocking cancer patient

    Josh Kruger
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Talk radio is the la-la-land of the angry, one of the last mass media rocks under which humanity’s reptilian brains still slither. This is nothing new. What is new, however, is that Philadelphia’s talk radio station WPHT 1210 AM seems to have taken that slithering to all new low. Rob Tornoe reports for that sports radio morning personality Chris Stigall took an opportunity yesterday to take a potshot at a woman living with stage four cancer. The whole grotesque situation started with an episode of Ellen: “On Monday,” explains Tornoe, “cancer…
  • Genevieve Spoils Everything: I’ll Take Manhattan

    Genevieve Valentine
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:47 am
    The new Annie happily dismisses nearly everything about the stage musical, but the thing Annie wants to get farthest from is the confines of the stage itself. It’s a movie as much about spaces as about people—and it really loves New York. The camera lingers on the neighborhood restaurant where Annie keeps vigil for her parents; the bodegas and fire escapes of uptown are set against the steel gleam of midtown. And when millionaire Will Stacks finally explains to Annie why he doesn’t go above 96th Street, it’s a quiet association of geography as identity. Now, because it’s Annie, it…
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    Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder

  • Can you Create Happy Holidays When You Have Bipolar Disorder? Of course!

    Julie Fast
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:56 am
                      Do  you have plans for the Festive Season? Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve? There is still time to work out who you will see and where you will be.  We are social creatures- as seen by the Santa mob below.  If you have a tendency to isolate and not take care of your needs during the holidays, what can you do differently this year? If you usually get overwhelmed and burn out during the holiday seasons, what can you do to voice your absolutely right to say NO to what you can’t or simply don’t want to do? My…
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder

    Julie Fast
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:52 am
    Oh yes, the dark weather has started here in Portland, Oregon.  It’s easy to experience seasonal affective disorder symptoms when it gets dark at 4:00 PM. I have found that prevention is the best treatment for SAD.  The first step is to determine your worst time of the day. When do you feel the most down?  It’s around 4-6 PM for me. Here are some tips for how I manage and prevent seasonal affective disorder : 1. I get natural light in my eyes if there is sun in the morning. Look up at the sky and let the light get into your retina so it can tell your brain to switch on your…
  • BP Magazine Blog: Are Cortisone Shots Safe for Bipolar Disorder?

    Julie Fast
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    I’m on a cortisone awareness crusade! It’s essential that all people with bipolar disorder and the family, friends and health care professionals who care for those with bipolar disorder understand the facts behind the shots!    Excerpt: You would not believe the horror stories I’ve heard from people with bipolar disorder who had cortisone shots. This is also a common theme I hear from my family member and partner coaching clients. Full blown euphoric manic episodes. Aggressive dysphoric manic episodes that lead to jail. Suicidal depression and hospitalization. ….
  • Bipolar Disorder and Thanksgiving Part One…………..

    Julie Fast
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:25 am
      Let’s Make Thanksgiving Great This Year!     There is a commercial on the radio where I live here in Portland, Oregon that always makes me laugh. It says… ‘Beware of the holiday horrors! Buy all of your holiday presents now, the day after Thanksgiving and save yourself the stress of waiting until the last minute!”    Oh, it sounds like torture to me! When did Thanksgiving become so much about Black Friday sales? In case you didn’t know, Black Friday is a sales day after the Thursday Thanksgiving. It’s called Black Friday because it’s a day…
  • Bipolar Disorder and Thanksgiving part two…….

    Julie Fast
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:17 am
    Continued from Thanksgiving part one….. My friend Margery who has bipolar disorder just called and told me that her sister has decided to come down to Portland instead of staying in Seattle.  Margery said, “I cooked her dinner a few years ago, Julie. I’m not spending days cooking for something that is gone in a few hours. It’s too stressful!” I agree. Margery just reserved a full Thanksgiving dinner from Whole foods.  She picks it up Thanksgiving  morning! She said it was so cheap when everyone went in on it.  These stores have great and inexpensive salad bars as well. Good…
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  • Channeling Scarlett

    Sandy Sue
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:50 am
    I wish I had something new to say about rapid cycling and mixed states.  I wish I had a pithy “Ah-Ha” moment to relate, something inspiring and brave that illustrates the worthiness of the fight.  Maybe I’m just not there yet.  I’m still in the middle of it, so my perspective is limited.  I can only see the bark on one tree, not the forest. For what it’s worth, here’s what I believe to be true:  Almost everything in my head right now is a lie.  It’s the almost that’s tricky, especially since my discernment is faulty, too.  This is when I…
  • Colors and shapes

    14 Dec 2014 | 11:35 pm
    The title may seem self explanatory but this what I often visualize during meditation.  Its not static though its like all the pieces are bumping ome another jockeying for position. . I tried juxtapositions of hues and shades that would give the piece a sense of movement.
  • My Husband & My Insecurities: a journal entry

    14 Dec 2014 | 9:45 pm
    I need to get this out of me. My husband said some things that were very profound tonight. Pretty powerful words were they that zipped past my flesh and into my core. The sting was nice and slow as I sat and took in each and every line. The sad part is that he wasn’t belittling me, he wasn’t cursing at me, he was just giving his honest critique. We were discussing the probability of me actually attending my first NAMI meeting in the morning, when we got on the topic of my weaknesses and I mentioned that I am unhappy with half of my wardrobe. I haven’t been in school in years…
  • It takes a lot longer to put yourself back together than it does to fall apart.

    14 Dec 2014 | 8:42 pm
    I graduated from university a year ago. My breakdown began in January of this year, and I’m just now starting to feel “normal” again. I’d say I turned the corner from “actively losing my mind” to “clawing my way out of the deepest hole I’ve ever fallen into” around the end of May. That’s six months, give or take a bit, where I’ve just been fighting to feel okay again. I don’t know. It just doesn’t seem fair at all … but then again, no one ever promised that life would be. This is normally the time of year…
  • Trust. God Will Bring It To Pass.

    14 Dec 2014 | 8:24 pm
    A beautiful blessing by Pastor John Hagee spoken over the Cornerstone Church in Texas. “Raise your hand for the blessing. Now may the Lord bless you. And may the Lord keep you. May He make his face to shine upon you and may He be gracious unto you. May you walk in the knowledge that you are building on the solid rock and that rock cannot be shaken; it cannot be shattered. It cannot be removed. Though the winds howl and the waters rage, it is well with your soul because you are in the palm of the hand of God and no man can pluck you from his hand. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad that the…
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    The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive

  • My Big Fat Bipolar Pregnancy- feat. the perinatal psychiatry team and The Fear

    Mentally Interesting
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Mental illness isn’t the bogeyman. I’ve been quite quiet here. It’s not as though I haven’t been trying. See? Those drafts were mostly interrupted by bouts of exhaustion and blankness. I’d tried to write something funny and light, but it felt quite forced. What’s prompting me to write today is the heartbreaking death of Charlotte Bevan and her four day old daughter, Zaani.  What’s known is that Charlotte had a history of mental health issues- namely schizophrenia and depression, according to her family- was severely sleep deprived and had stopped…
  • 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…
  • 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

  • Quitting already

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:13 pm
    I’m in a bad mood. I woke up with this huge feeling of not wanting to deal with today. Like I just wanted to sleep right through it. Not really in a depressed way. More in an angry way. I knew as soon as opened my eyes I was not going to have the patience. It was made worse at work. I work in a job where having patience is extremely important. My job mainly consists of talking on the phone, and it was hard trying to stay calm with people. Then I was trying to work on other things and I was having a hard time concentrating as I am still having some racing thoughts. I was just getting…
  • DBT and a quick update

    13 Dec 2014 | 5:22 pm
    DBT is going to be a lot more work than I thought. They are very strict about coming to the group sessions and the individual sessions. There is homework that they are very serious about.I have to keep a daily log of:Self-harmThoughts or plans of suicideBinging, purging, or restricting (because of my history with eating disorders)Substance abuseAnd then there are all these that I have to log as well:Lost temperBoredomAngerJealousySadnessDisgustAnxietyEnvyLoveJoyShameThought skillUsed skillSkill helpedLyingThere are weekly individual therapy sessions, weekly group, and phone coaching. My new…
  • My cats may knock down the Christmas tree

    11 Dec 2014 | 6:43 pm
    I really wanted to write a post today, but I’m not able to do a proper one. I’m having a rough day with racing thoughts and the inability to concentrate. I felt fine last night, but pretty much as soon as I woke up it started. The first couple hours were not a big deal. I was handling it. But then when I got to school I had a hard time. I ended up leaving class early. During the lecture part I couldn’t pay attention, and during the group work I wasn't doing anything. I was sitting there looking like an idiot. So I left. When I got home I decided to take a break from it and take a nap,…
  • Trigger Log

    9 Dec 2014 | 5:35 pm
    I took this off a youtuber I follow. It's called a trigger log. And it is exactly how it sounds; a place to log any triggers. It can be used for many things. In this demo I've made three entries; anxiety, depression, and mania. If you are dealing with any of these I highly recommend using this log. To make it easier I wanted to attach a file so anyone interested could simply download it, unfortunately this blog does not allow it. However, if anyone wants one just email me at and I will send it to you.
  • Interested in being a guest blogger?

    8 Dec 2014 | 2:18 pm
    I was planning on doing a post about anxiety but I’m not getting too far. It’s something I do suffer from but I feel it’s different from what other people deal with. I need another perspective. If anyone has experience with anxiety, whether you have an anxiety disorder or not, and are interested in being a guest blogger please contact me. You would remain anonymous. You can reach me on Facebook or email me at 
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