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  • sertraline, Zoloft

    MedicineNet Bipolar Disorder Specialty
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Title: sertraline, ZoloftCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Kidney function monitoring vital for people on lithium

    Bipolar News From Medical News Today
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    People with bipolar disorder who are being treated with the drug lithium are at risk of acute kidney damage and need careful monitoring, according to new research from the University of East Anglia...
  • A pill for that? Altitude may worsen Utah's suicide rate

    Bipolar Disorder News
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    … associated with major depression and bipolar disorder. This body of work strongly …
  • Giuliani: Ferguson is exception - Top Stories
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says the controversy surrounding the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, does not exemplify a larger national problem.
  • On stage now: Temple’s ‘She Stoops to Conquer’

    PW's PhillyNow
    J.R. Blackwell
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    She Stoops to Conquer, a charming Restoration play by acclaimed Irish playwright Oliver Goldsmith, is currently on stage in the Randall Theater at Temple University.  Starring Julia Hopkins as Kate Hardcastle, the comedy boasts disguises, stolen jewels, mayhem and romance. Through Sat., Nov. 22. $10-$25. Randall Theater, 2020 N. 13th St. Temple University: Department of Theater    
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    MedicineNet Bipolar Disorder Specialty

  • sertraline, Zoloft

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Title: sertraline, ZoloftCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Phenothiazine Antipsychotics

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Title: Phenothiazine AntipsychoticsCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Happiness Quiz: Test Your Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ)

    12 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Title: Happiness Quiz: Test Your Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ)Category: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 9/23/2010 12:34:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 11/13/2014 7:49:42 PM
  • duloxetine, Cymbalta

    9 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Title: duloxetine, CymbaltaCategory: MedicationsCreated: 7/11/2007 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Schizoaffective Disorder

    9 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Title: Schizoaffective DisorderCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
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    PW's PhillyNow

  • On stage now: Temple’s ‘She Stoops to Conquer’

    J.R. Blackwell
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    She Stoops to Conquer, a charming Restoration play by acclaimed Irish playwright Oliver Goldsmith, is currently on stage in the Randall Theater at Temple University.  Starring Julia Hopkins as Kate Hardcastle, the comedy boasts disguises, stolen jewels, mayhem and romance. Through Sat., Nov. 22. $10-$25. Randall Theater, 2020 N. 13th St. Temple University: Department of Theater    
  • Is that museum on ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ supposed to be the Mütter?

    Josh Kruger
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:19 am
    Editor’s note: This post contains spoilers pertaining to the current season of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Like a lot of Americans, I watch American Horror Story: Freak Show every week. In fact, it’s one of the few shows I bother to watch as it’s broadcast, rather than later through digital on-demand. The Atlantic has been whining about whether or not AHS is still good this season; the answer is yes. (I’d like to think the soundtrack’s song covers alone sustain the show — in particular, Jessica Lange’s amazing rendition of David…
  • Cheer up—life isn’t everything: Remembering Mike Nichols

    Genevieve Valentine
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Mike Nichols’ career spanned half a century, but the enduring image of him came early: the gentleman scholar in a suit that always seemed slightly too tweedy for its own good, looking self-consciously bemused, sitting beside Elaine May like a particularly dapper hunting trophy. It’s an unassuming picture of a man who would go on to sharply examine relationships onstage and later alter the scope and depth of Hollywood humor. It’s a career notable for how nimbly he moved back and forth between forms: Nichols, who died Wednesday at the age of 83, starred, wrote, and directed in…
  • Stage review: Opening night of BalletX’s fall series

    Bill Chenevert
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    BalletX’s Fall Series debuted last night with an East coast premiere, a piece that saw its BalletX world premiere in 2013, and a world premiere with guest choreographer Jorma Elo. I’m beginning to understand that BalletX places a great deal of emphasis on producing new work and executing it, too—an earnest artistic mission statement exemplified in a company that cherishes and celebrates new work and takes chances on visiting choreographers in order to continuously experiment with new perspectives on ballet. The first act (“Increasing) was wonderful. Matthew Neenan, the…
  • 30-Second Reviews: PW’s Taste of Philly and Lake Street Dive

    Bill Chenevert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    Taste of Philly at the Crystal Tea Room Tues., Nov. 18 Overall vibe: Gluttonous—in the best way possible. A vast and impressive slew of restaurants, bars, breweries, caterers, bakers and dessert magicians offered up three hours of easy access to what they do best. The big, beautiful space is packed with folks who jump into line after line, often not even knowing what they’re waiting in line for, to eat samples of damn near anything. This is not necessarily for dieters or calorie-weary body conscious folks, or for people who have food allergies for that matter. It’s this glorious…
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    Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder

  • Can Pets Help with Bipolar Disorder Mood Swings? Can Pets Help with Physical Pain?

    Julie Fast
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Yes, they can!  They help my mind and body. I’ll write soon about my back injury from a biking accident, but I wanted to share this picture of myself with my cat Bibi and one with my mom’s dog Cookie. I’m in an anti gravity chair to help my back. The family pets keep me company! They are so intuitive. Dealing with a serious physical injury while still managing my bipolar disorder has taught me to love my body.  I have an appreciation for what the body does instead of just dwelling on how my body looks. I now love and respect my body and can’t wait until I can walk,…
  • Bipolar Disorder and Thanksgiving part two…….

    Julie Fast
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:17 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.  Sherri said, “I cooked 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 said it was so cheap when everyone went in on it. They bought less than they thought they needed and it was plenty of food. These stores have great and inexpensive…
  • Bipolar Disorder and Thanksgiving Part One…………..

    Julie Fast
    17 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!”  Can’t wait. I stopped giving presents years ago. (I talk about this a lot on the blog, so luckily I will miss this sale!)   As a person with bipolar disorder or a person who cares about someone with the illness, there is a chance you have had…
  • Bipolar Happens! is the #1 Bipolar Disorder Book on the Kindle!

    Julie Fast
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:28 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…
  • Pt 1 What are the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder Dysphoric Mania?

    Julie Fast
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:46 pm
    What is Dysphoric Mania? Dysphoric mania, also known as agitated or mixed mania is a bipolar disorder mood swing that is often missed due to confusing symptoms. Dysphoric mania is the opposite of euphoric mania- it’s still a chemically elevated (in terms of energy) mood- but it has none of the good feelings associated with euphoric mania.  Dysphoric mania is very confusing for the person in the mood swing.  The anger can be so quick and so real. I am angry at you for many things! I’m just angry! Leave me alone. Stop bugging me! I don’t have a problem. Why don’t you…
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  • Solstice Card v.2014

    Sandy Sue
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:27 am
    Creating my Winter Solstice cards is something I look forward to every year.  It’s work and joy bundled together, my way of connecting to the people I love and admire.  It’s also my version of a holiday gift.  I stopped trying to give gifts when I went on Disability, but I can still send a little bit of art. I also send one to a someone involved in making movies, someone whose work particularly touched me that year.  It feels important to tell folks how they help me manage during the worst of my bipolarness.  I don’t imagine they get that kind of feedback very…
  • Moving Out At 17-Momma Drama

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    A month or two ago, I was looking into emancipation laws. I have already started making plans for moving out in mid-2015, preparing for it by working on getting a job, working hard in 11th grade, getting my GED after I finish said grade, and getting my driver’s license. By the time I estimate I’ll be moving out, I’ll have already turned 17. But still being unsure of the legality of it, I started researching emancipation laws to see if I needed to do anything legally in court first or if I could just move out once I could financially support myself. Now my mother, being…
  • Resting Place, A Graveside Diary by Pamela Little, Nonfiction / Personal Memoir, Review

    Donna McBroom-Theriot
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    In search of a resting place, Pamela went to her final one—her grave site. Tackling life from the perspective of death, she addresses her darknesses, including alcoholism, food addiction, bipolar disorder, and her self-diagnosed “post-divorce destruction disorder.” Over the course of four years, a new light begins to emerge, beckoning her back from the living dead. Demographic: Women – divorced, overeaters, or bipolar       Pamela Little’s writing career began in the fifth grade when she won The Evans Award for Drama for a play she wrote overnight titled The…
  • One Toews and two debuts

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    Miriam Toews is a writer that I have only just discovered. I wrote earlier about her new novel All My Puny Sorrows [Genteel Poverty 3/10/2014] and as a result of thoroughly enjoying that novel have back tracked – now I have read Swing Low, a life. This is a most remarkable piece of writing, although it is a memoir of a man struggling with manic depression, it is written from his perspective, but by his daughter Miriam. It is her father’s life story, as if written by him, but written after he committed suicide. In the prologue she writes: Had we known then what we know now, we…
  • Why I Don't Mix Charity and Cake

    Sandy Sue
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    Sandy Sue:If your’e starved for BritWit (as I often am), here’s PrettyFeet, PopToe’s rant on charity bake sales. Originally posted on Pretty Feet, Pop Toe: “It’s for the victims of eyebrow plucking in Essex” In every office there is that one person who feels the need to foist a charity bake sale upon the workforce. That person is never and shall never be me, for the simple reason I take great issue with the charity bake sale. For those of you who have gone straight from the womb to the underside of a well furnished rock, a charity bake sale is where a group of people…
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    Bipolar Disorder Drugs News

  • India promoting yoga and traditional medicine

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    … on Sunday Ayurveda and mainstream drugs were not mutually exclusive. Read … billion rupees ($174 million) to develop and promote traditional health systems … more: The ayurvedic treatment Yoga may help people with bipolar disorder Video: What …
  • Breakdown in mental health care

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:22 pm
    … dozens of prescription medications and household cleaning … treatment for the most severe mental illnesses — schizophrenia, bipolar disorder … health center that treats the underserved. Every … treatment per patient, instead of a combined payment for treating …
  • In talking about mental illness, ‘people-first’ terminology eases stigma

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:03 pm
    … McNulty, who has lived with bipolar disorder for decades while advancing his … therapy I get or the medication I take to help me … Alpert Medical School, has been treating people with severe mental illnesses …
  • Mental health treatment in prison gets culture overhaul

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:58 pm
    … November 22, 2014 10:42PM Treatment of mental illness among … a variety of ailments from bipolar disorder to post-traumatic stress disorder, … force inmates to take their medication. Others shared their own … rather than trying to treat the illness. He also …
  • Drugging our kids: RX alliance rewards doctors as drug companies get richer

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:53 pm
    … pharmaceutical industry defends its partnerships as a necessity for developing the lifesaving drugs … and Drug Administration-approved treatments and calls drugs a … talks on medications that treat pediatric … essentially watered down bipolar disorder quite a …
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    A Mad Reality

  • A bit about my first hypomanic episode and education

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:59 pm
    What I feel was my first hypomanic episode happened when I was 16. It was during the summer and lasted about 2 months. During this period I slept very little. I was more active, especially compared to how I had been the previous couple of years. I was extremely positive. Constantly thinking about the future and planning on how I was going to get there. At one point I decided I was going to be a musician (I have very little musical ability) and practiced playing songs on a keyboard for sometimes hours a day. I think I also took my old violin out and started playing that as well. I was obsessed…
  • Racing thoughts

    16 Nov 2014 | 5:53 pm
    I’ve been dealing with a bit of hypomania the last few days. At first I was a little upset, thinking that this new medication, which is used primary for mania, wasn’t working. However it quickly became clear that this wasn’t progressing to where it normally would; meaning the meds were probably helping. I didn’t have many physical symptoms. Possibly the strongest sign of one of these episodes is that I do a major cleaning of our house. Didn’t do that. I also usually have a hard time standing still, especially at work where I’m supposed to sit at a desk for eight hours. Didn’t do…
  • Memories

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:07 pm
    You know how smell can trigger some major memories? I need to get a new face moisturizer.I only need to moisturize my face in the winter, because of the dry air. So this week I started to use the moisturizer I used last winter. And no matter what else happened last winter, the only thing I can think of when I smell it is the episode I had last Christmastime. And I have these horrible memories rush screaming into my head.I don’t remember much about that episode. When I think back to it I feel mainly confusion. And also anger and fear. In those horrible four days I was just lost. I’m on a…
  • Different types of Bipolar disorder, and an update!

    10 Nov 2014 | 11:38 am
    EVERYONE! Stop what you’re doing and prepare for some learning!I’m just kidding, keep on doing whatever it is you’re doing.This is however, going to be a bit of an educational post. Hopefully at least one person reading finds it interesting. I am going to talk about the different types of bipolar disorder. Yes, there are different types.Bipolar disorder is basically classed in three different ways: Bipolar type 1, Bipolar type 2, Bipolar not otherwise specified. Bipolar type 1: For a bipolar type 1 diagnosis one would have to have had at least one manic or mixed episode. I’m not going…
  • I'm back

    7 Nov 2014 | 5:42 pm
    I haven’t written in a while. I had a bad episode. Not going to go into too much detail though. I think it started because of my decision to stop therapy. The anger, frustration, and sadness I felt just lead to depression. I had trouble functioning, wasn’t thinking clearly, and was pretty paranoid about some things. No real psychotic symptoms but just wasn’t fully with it. I ended up in a psychiatric hospital.This hospital stay compared to my first one was completely voluntary though. I really want to stress that. Because I’m pretty proud of myself for being able to make that decision…
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