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  • Reader Says Bipolar Is a Myth Bipolar Disorder
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Nearly two years ago, now, a reader named Beidoj left this comment on the blog What Is Dysphoric Mania?. A lot of you replied to this blog already, but enough time has passed that I think it's worthwhile to give newer readers - or those who missed this at the time - a chance to react. Beidoj said: Bipolar is a myth! Every symptom of Bipolar is a natural human trait which has simply been blown out of proportion to what society believes is normal. Every human being has the potential to be labelled with Bipolar and many are being labelled with it just because they don't conform to the "norm."…
  • Richard Dreyfuss - Bipolar is just part of me Bipolar Disorder
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Richard Dreyfuss early in his career John Minihan / Getty Images When young Richard Dreyfuss, in a haze of drugs and alcohol, drove his car into a tree, he probably didn't realize ...Read Full Post
  • Mental Health

    MedicineNet Bipolar Disorder Specialty
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Mental HealthCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/28/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Mental illness not usually linked to crime, research finds

    Bipolar News From Medical News Today
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    In a study of crimes committed by people with serious mental disorders, only 7.
  • Faith groups plan film series

    Bipolar Disorder News
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:17 pm
    … of three people living with bipolar disorder and takes the audience through …
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  • Richard Dreyfuss - Bipolar is just part of me

    21 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Richard Dreyfuss early in his career John Minihan / Getty Images When young Richard Dreyfuss, in a haze of drugs and alcohol, drove his car into a tree, he probably didn't realize ...Read Full Post
  • The method of my madness...

    21 Apr 2014 | 5:02 pm
    by Michael (Akikaze) I cried out in the morning My echo returned, singing the glories of the new dawn Ecstasy and exultation Bells pealed in raucous celebration Welcoming Eden Flowers strewn across the path By dancers on parade I cried out in the afternoon An echo returned, muffled in approaching storm clouds Anxiety and anticipation Bells rang a dire warning And fog encompassed Paradise Fearful children clogged the path Refugees on parade I cried out during the night No echo returned. A shout in deafening silence. Misery and madness Bells tolled in anguished mourning A dirge played in Hell…
  • Evidence Shows Bipolar II is as Disabling as Bipolar I - For Different Reasons

    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It's pretty common to think of bipolar II disorder as being a "less serious" illness than bipolar I, but Drs. Holly A. Swartz, and Michael E. Thase concluded differently. According to their article in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, bipolar II "is at least as disabling as bipolar I disorder." The reasons given are that people with bipolar II: Experience a more chronic course of illness, Have more lifetime days spent depressed, and Have a lower probability of returning to prior levels of functioning between episodes than those with bipolar I disorder. If you're diagnosed with bipolar II,…
  • Reader Says Bipolar Is a Myth

    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Nearly two years ago, now, a reader named Beidoj left this comment on the blog What Is Dysphoric Mania?. A lot of you replied to this blog already, but enough time has passed that I think it's worthwhile to give newer readers - or those who missed this at the time - a chance to react. Beidoj said: Bipolar is a myth! Every symptom of Bipolar is a natural human trait which has simply been blown out of proportion to what society believes is normal. Every human being has the potential to be labelled with Bipolar and many are being labelled with it just because they don't conform to the "norm."…
  • Hypomanic - I don't need to sleep, so why should I?

    7 Apr 2014 | 12:27 pm
    When I woke up the morning after taking a prescribed sleep medication for the first time, I nearly cried with joy: it was the first good night's sleep I'd had ...Read Full Post
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    MedicineNet Bipolar Disorder Specialty

  • Mental Health

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Mental HealthCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/28/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Schizophrenia

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: SchizophreniaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Bipolar Disorder Overview Pictures Slideshow

    4 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Bipolar Disorder Overview Pictures SlideshowCategory: SlideshowsCreated: 4/16/2009 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/4/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

    26 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Bipolar Disorder in Children and TeensCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/30/2010 12:16:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 3/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Scientists Use Stem Cells to Study Bipolar Disorder

    26 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Scientists Use Stem Cells to Study Bipolar DisorderCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/25/2014 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 3/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
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  • North Korea ready for nuke test?

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:18 pm
    North Korea has completed all of the preliminary steps required to conduct a nuclear test, a South Korean government official said.
  • A totally new kind of golf, dude

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:09 pm
    George Plimpton, in the 1973 nonfiction book "Mad Ducks and Bears," describes a charity golf tournament. One of its organizers was Alex Karras, a pro football player with a sense of humor every bit as absurd as his big scene in the Mel Brooks cowboy spoof "Blazing Saddles," in which Karras' character, Mongo, punches a horse.
  • Why didn't emergency beacon work?

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Why didn't the beacon send a distress signal to satellites overhead? And why, if the beacon is designed to activate on impact, should we believe there was an impact? Could Flight 370 have landed intact?
  • What if it is never found?

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:13 pm
    More than a month and a half into the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the murmurs are growing louder. What if the plane is never found?
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    Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder

  • Guest Blogger pt. 2 Gayathri Ramprasad- author of Shadows in the Sun on Speaking the Truth about Mental Illness

    Julie Fast
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:53 pm
    I am sitting here with author, speaker and mental health advocate Gayathri Ramprasad. She just told me this story. “The Indian national motto says:  Satyameva Jayate. In English it means, “Truth Alone Triumphs.”  As a child I was raised by parents who taught me that honesty is the greatest virtue- they were hardworking and modest people. And yet I remember at age 25 in 1987 sitting in a psychiatrist’s office in Bangalore, India getting my diagnosis of depression and anxiety and in a heartbeat believing  that my truth about mental illness would destroy not just me and my…
  • Bipolar Disorder? Never Give Up! Even when life throws you a curve ball, there are answers.

    Julie Fast
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Hi! As you can see, I haven’t posted as much as I normally do. I’m dealing with an old…. old… old! back injury and am not writing as much as I would like.  When life throws me a curve ball-  I have to make sure I treat bipolar disorder first. I’m doing this! The mood is stable. yay. The back? That’s a challenge. I look for inspiration everywhere when life is tough.  I just saw the video below and it was exactly what I needed today. I hope it helps you as well-  there are so many ways we can respond to this video! For me, it says, never give up Julie.
  • Julie Fast is speaking about bipolar disorder in Portland, Oregon on March 28th, 2014

    Julie Fast
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:37 am
    Hello to everyone! This is a reminder that I’m speaking for Cedar Hills Hospital here in Portland, Oregon on the topic of bipolar disorder. The talk is specifically for health care professionals, but many people with bipolar disorder or those who care about someone with the illness will be there. Here is the email the hospital sent out- the links are not live, so I added a live link at the bottom if you would like to register. I love meeting readers and clients! Maybe I will see you there! Julie Click here to read more about the bipolar disorder presentation.     Related…
  • Bipolar Swivel Head at the UFC

    Julie Fast
    15 Mar 2014 | 6:37 pm
    I’m watching the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) fights with my brother Ed. We love hanging out once a month to watch the mma skills and have fun chatting and talking smack.  We usually go to a bar where there is a TV in each corner. I do ok in this environment. I’ve learned to just pick a spot and stick to one TV. Unfortunately, our regular bar can no longer afford the $1200 the UFC wants to show the fights. (Astonishing!) So I’m here at a Buffalo Wild Wings. The people are nice- the TV is huge and I can actually hear the commentators. It’s going to be packed. The problem? My…
  • Bipolar Happens! is in the Top Ten of Bipolar Disorder Books on the Kindle!

    Julie Fast
    4 Mar 2014 | 12:31 am
    Bipolar Happens: 35 Tips and Tricks to Manage Bipolar Disorder is in the top ten of Bipolar Disorder books 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 up there as well. 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…
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    Bipolar Blog

  • Apr 24, Safely using alternative medicine for mental disorders

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:43 am
    Mental Health America (MHA) have published a guide to help people assess the pros and cons of using alternative medicine for psychiatric disorders. This guide contains information on remedies such as fish oil, St. John’s Wort, kava and inositol. Around 40% of Americans treat themselves with such remedies without medical advice or informing their psychiatrist.
  • Apr 21, YOU could win the 2014 Bipolar Lives Scholarship

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    With only 10 weeks to go the competition for the 2014 Bipolar Lives Scholarship is wide open! We have received a much smaller than usual number of of scholarship entries and most of what we have received do not meet the criteria. We need some quality entries and anyone who submits one has an excellent chance of winning!
  • Apr 8, Suicide at higher altitudes linked to bipolar disorder

    8 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    Persons who committed suicide and lived at higher altitudes were significantly more likely to have bipolar disorder, compared with depression, schizophrenia, or anxiety disorders. Possible reasons may be underlying mitochondrial dysfunction in bipolar disorder, lower levels of environmental lithium at higher altitudes, or diminished efficacy of bipolar disorder treatments at higher elevations.
  • Apr 6, The Bipolar Diet. Managing Mood, Food and Weight.

    6 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Discover The Bipolar Diet e-book. Are your meds making you fat? Get help now.
  • Mar 26, Breakthrough Grows Bipolar Disorder Neurons From Stem Cells

    26 Mar 2014 | 8:39 am
    Breakthrough research has transformed skin cells from people with bipolar disorder into neurons that mimicked those found in their brains.
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    The Last Degree

  • My niche is my life

    Lisa Devereaux
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:19 pm
    The Last Degree My niche is Life. For the past year or so I have had paralysis of analysis in establishing an online market brand. Paralysis of analysis is not great to be in and I see my team go through it when there is so much online training they get stuck and don’t do anything. But it has come to pass I have been blogging and learning all about online marketing since 2008 and like any accumulated knowledge it has come to fruition that I’ve learnt a lot but I lost some of that passion for blogging and the reason why I came online in the first place. For the past year I have struggled…
  • Losing weight has the same similarities to starting an online business

    Lisa Devereaux
    22 Mar 2014 | 9:04 pm
    The Last Degree Yesterday it was my birthday. Like New Years day the start of a new birthday is also a time I pause to assess my goals and New Year resolutions. So I left the family to take a walk to the local lookout and to get some breath air. Everyone knows exercise is great but keeping to a schedule and resolution to lose weight and get fit is a constant battle with almost everyone I know. I also have a wedding to plan this next 12 months and as my birthday flipped over to another year there was ever right now for another aim to lose a few kilos. No more could I say I only JUST had twins…
  • Do you know the Internet Traffic Formula to generate leads for your business?

    Lisa Devereaux
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:12 am
    The Last Degree Once upon a time someone told me there are only 3 ways to make money. 1. Sell something 2. Budget your current expenses or 3. Ask for a pay rise. So if you have a normal hourly wage most people would look to see if they could ask for a pay rise or look for a better paying job. Then you could look around the home for items to sell on eBay and then review your budget expenses to see where you can make some cuts to reduce your expenditure. But once you have sold all items you don’t need on eBay and STILL would like to earn more money then people start to think about what…
  • Motorhome holidays with the family love it or hate it

    Lisa Devereaux
    6 Feb 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The Last Degree In January we tried looked at motorhome holidays in Tasmania with the family. We were very excited commenting whether we would love this type of holiday or it would be a disaster and never do it again. I had booked ht motorhome a few months before and selected one that could sleep 5 and had a kitchen, toilet/shower combo. So after 6 nights here are some of my tips and would be loved about a motorhome holiday and holidaying in Tasmania. 1. Have an itinerary that does not include too much driving. Although I confess I was not the driver the days we spent travelling for 4-6 hours…
  • Enjoy the best of life in Cyprus

    Lisa Devereaux
    30 Jan 2014 | 9:35 pm
    The Last Degree Sponsored Post Sometimes the length of the long winter months in the northern hemisphere can become overwhelmingly gloomy and the advent of the summer’s sun seems very far away. This is the time to fill your head with positive thoughts and plan your next overseas adventure. Here are five suggestions why you might enjoy Cyprus. 1. The island is easy to reach All you’ll have to do and have a look at some of the competitively priced trips offered online by a variety of companies, including Direct Holidays, and your dream will become a reality. A spot of early planning in…
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  • One Year

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    I just got an alert that I started my blog 1 year ago today. Wow. What a year it has been. A year ago this blog had a different name and tagline – I think it was “Enlightenment. The Road Less Traveled. Integrating Light and Dark” Something like that. The url was my full name – I’ve since changed that for job searching/professional reasons. A year ago today I was blissful. I felt like my life finally had a purpose. Everything seemed so crystal clear. Just four days later I experienced psychosis – first seeing shadows, then eventually seeing full blown…
  • Practicing Self Awareness - Part One

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
      Most people are externally directed and see themselves through other people’s eyes. In and of itself, this is not a bad thing,  but if the only way you see yourself is from this very limited point of view, it can prevent you from seeing who you really are at your innermost self.   If this external view is the only way that you see your self then the way you feel about who you are is strongly influenced by other’s opinion of you.  If another person’s perception of you is something good, then you will feel good about yourself .  But if someone’s perception of you is…
  • ScienceDaily

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    An excellent website that publishes latest research articles for a variety of topics including all EBD disabilities. Click here to view
  • SIA: Don't Bring Me Down Today!***messymandella***

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am
             Sia, who always stood out among her contemporaries because even with the fame, she didn’t want the exposure or the constant limelight that most songstresses’ revel in and enjoy living through the perks of their success?      Sadly, her battle with alcoholism and depression were all hidden behind her music. She cancelled tours due to her Graves Disease diagnosis. Personally she was falling apart after her boyfriend was hit by a taxi driver and killed just days before she was due to visit him in London. This moment in…
  • Bipolar disorder

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:53 am
    Bipolar Disorder: “Two main features characterize people who live with bipolar disorder: intensity and oscillation (ups and downs). People living with bipolar disorder often experience two intense emotional states. These two states are known as mania and depression. A manic state can be identified by feelings of extreme irritability and/or euphoria, along with several other symptoms during the same week such as agitation, surges of energy, reduced need for sleep, talkativeness, pleasure-seeking and increased risktaking behavior. On the other side, when an individual experiences symptoms…
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    The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive

  • And usually I support squatting…

    Mentally Interesting
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:26 pm
    My other website (google my name Seaneen Molloy, you’ll find it) has been nicked and is now being squatted. I have no idea if I can get it back, I seem to have lost everything on it. Just so you know, there’s nothing there now but spam. I am a twat. I forgot to send the Paypal to renew it and now it’s gone forever.  Thanks so much to Bekki Williams for hosting me so generously for so long. I’m sorry I’m a forgetful eejit. If anyone has any ideas about how I can get my stuff back, I’d love to hear them Archive has saved a fair amount though:…
  • Control- Or, Why I Haven’t Written a Book

    Mentally Interesting
    18 Feb 2014 | 1:54 pm
    People ask me why I haven’t written a book. And because I promised to clean the kitchen earlier, I’m going to sit down and tell you. And it might sound really pretentious. In short, I wasn’t mentally or emotionally capable of writing a book and dealing with the fall out. In long… I actually had a literary agent in 2009-2010.  A proper one. I met her by accident. She casually emailed me, having found this blog, to ask me in for a chat. So I went.  I’m always up for a chat. I will speak to anyone. A beautiful office off Leicester Square, with this beautiful…
  • Dear Edwina, Thankyou for last night. I hope it was as good for you as it was for me. #bigbenefitsrow

    Mentally Interesting
    4 Feb 2014 | 9:23 am
    Mentally Interesting:I love Jack Monroe. Originally posted on JACK MONROE: Dear Edwina; It’s 9 o clock on Tuesday, the morning after the night before, where we were both on a panel on The Big Benefits Row on Channel 5. I haven’t watched it back, I was there, and know what I look like when I’m angry. I need to get this out – because it’s everything I wanted to say last night but couldn’t, as I kept being rudely shouted over by you. Honestly, my three year old behaves better than that. At least he knows that when Mummy does her ‘will you just be QUIET and LISTEN to me’ then the…
  • Self conscious post

    Mentally Interesting
    27 Jan 2014 | 2:03 pm
    This is a self conscious, “Ooh, I have a few new readers at the moment and it might be a bit depressing round these parts so here’s something silly at the top” post. It’s been a tricky year but 2014 will be better. In the meantime, you should listen to this song. Filed under: Mental health
  • Withdrawal

    Mentally Interesting
    17 Jan 2014 | 7:10 pm
    So once again, I am attempting to get off Quetiapine.  Oh so many reasons (weight gain, think I might have developed diabetes, flatness, spending ALL my spare time sleeping, not being sure I have manic depression, not being sure I believe in manic depression actually existing), but the biggest one being I don’t think I need it. My psychiatrist agrees with this. (Although recommends keeping an, “In Case of Emergency” stash). It’s been six years on varying doses. I am doing it sensibly this time- i.e titrating. Everyone around me, including my manager, knows what…
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