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  • Bipolar Disorder and Genius

    Guide to the Life Bipolar
    Christopher Roland
    18 May 2015 | 4:58 pm
    “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Ernest Hemingway’s struggle with manic depression is well documented, Hemingway having undergone electric shock therapy and having the commonly associated qualities of alcohol dependency and his ultimate death by suicide. He was known for having highs, during which times he was said to have been a thrill to be around, a driving force to inspire. “Like Van Gogh, he soared on the wings of mania and crashed on the rocks of depression” (Hemingway: The Road to Farewell). He would write while ‘on the wings…
  • Genetic Disease

    MedicineNet Bipolar Disorder Specialty
    21 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Genetic DiseaseCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/6/2004 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Mood instability common to mental health disorders and associated with poor outcomes

    Bipolar News From Medical News Today
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    A study by researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London has shown that mood instability occurs in a wide range of mental disorders and is...
  • Herpes Zoster Virus Can Cause Outbreaks in the Eye; The CBCD Reviews the Medical Evidence

    Bipolar Disorder News
    23 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    When the varicella zoster virus (VZV) reactivates causing shingles, “Ocular involvement occurs in 20–70% of patients with herpes zoster opthalmicus. (1) ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 20, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- “Infected with the …
  • PA Ballet and Philadanco team up, celebrate young dancers at “2gether We Dance”

    PW's PhillyNow
    Bill Chenevert
    22 May 2015 | 12:56 pm
    If you love Philadelphia dance, you probably have a pretty good picture of the major companies—Pennsylvania Ballet, BalletX, Koresh, and Philadanco are the foundation. You may even know a little about Brian Sanders’ JUNK, Alchemy, BalletFleming or the Kung-Yan Lin/Dancers. What unites all of these companies is the talent. Dancers come in so many shapes and states, from youth to adulthood, and every passionate dancer wants an artistic home. It’s also universally true that there are literally legions of hungry young dancers who’d be thrilled to earn a spot as a fixture at any of these…
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    MedicineNet Bipolar Disorder Specialty

  • Genetic Disease

    21 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Genetic DiseaseCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/6/2004 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Sleep

    20 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: SleepCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/11/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Schizophrenia

    14 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: SchizophreniaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Euphoria

    30 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: EuphoriaCategory: Symptoms and SignsCreated: 4/11/2011 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • First Generic Abilify Approved

    30 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: First Generic Abilify ApprovedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/29/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
 
 
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  • PA Ballet and Philadanco team up, celebrate young dancers at “2gether We Dance”

    Bill Chenevert
    22 May 2015 | 12:56 pm
    If you love Philadelphia dance, you probably have a pretty good picture of the major companies—Pennsylvania Ballet, BalletX, Koresh, and Philadanco are the foundation. You may even know a little about Brian Sanders’ JUNK, Alchemy, BalletFleming or the Kung-Yan Lin/Dancers. What unites all of these companies is the talent. Dancers come in so many shapes and states, from youth to adulthood, and every passionate dancer wants an artistic home. It’s also universally true that there are literally legions of hungry young dancers who’d be thrilled to earn a spot as a fixture at any of these…
  • 30-Second Review: Pearl at Voyeur’s “Cash 4 Queens”

    Bill Chenevert
    22 May 2015 | 11:07 am
    Overall vibe: Mimi Imfurst’s “Cash 4 Queens” run ended last night with a bonafide bang. In its last incarnation before a new season of our own localized competition feeds the children their weekly dose of drag, RuPaul’s Drag Reason Season 7 finalist Pearl descended upon Philly to make all the boys and girls fangirl to the gods. Love her or hate her, she’s made it through 11 challenges, winning two, and lip synching for her life twice. Before the big reveal of if she’s edged out Ginger Minj or Violet Chachki, the handsome boy-glamour queen served us a couple numbers at Voyeur. The…
  • “I Promised Myself to Live Faster’s” Mikeah Jennings on Pig Iron’s queer sci-fi odyssey

    Bill Chenevert
    21 May 2015 | 6:21 pm
    If Pig Iron Theatre Company wanted to hook me with a wig, it worked. Press photos of I Promised Myself to Live Faster include the lead character, Tim, played by Mikeah Jennings, wearing a gargantuan tower of upwards-shooting rainbow-colored streams of fabric on his head. He looks ecstatic and as if he’s wearing at least six feet of hair. It was my first question for Jennings: Is that a real wig that you wear in the show? “Spoiler alert: no,” Jennings confessed.  “As it stands, we’re trying to make space for a wig like that, but that actual wig doesn’t show up in the…
  • About The Roots Picnic: Do you want more?!!!??!

    Bill Chenevert
    21 May 2015 | 12:28 pm
    The Roots Picnic’s become something both easy and difficult for locals to love. Celebrating its eighth iteration, the all-day event’s pretty far away from what it used to be, but is that because The Roots have become an exponentially bigger deal or because a capitalist system has figured out a way to get the dollars of monied, molly-popping teens from the ‘burbs? But hey, this year, they got Erykah Badu! Girlfriend is pretty much in her own world of creativity, sophistication and intellectually-driven future funk. Badu may only have five discs of material to her name in nearly 20 years,…
  • Open-air music: 22 outdoor Philly concerts not to miss in 2015

    Bill Chenevert
    19 May 2015 | 3:02 pm
    One of the best things about summer is the long, hot days and balmy nights with sunsets perfectly backdropping the end of your happy hour or hike up to Fairmount Park. Thank goodness for the Mann Center, the Dell Center, the Susquehanna Bank Center and Festival Pier spaces—they feed our glorious pursuit of outdoor-enjoyed live shows. There’s a whole lot more from each venue—and we’re not even scratching the surface of what the Mann’s got going on in the realms of live orchestra fare—but as a reminder for you to get your smart phone calendars out and start budgeting…
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    Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder

  • Bipolar Disorder and Relationships: When I have to ask myself, should I stay or should I go……..

    Julie Fast
    18 May 2015 | 9:16 am
    My answer is completely dependent on how the other person is affecting my bipolar disorder! I’m at a cafe answering my coaching inquiries and heard these song lyrics: Loving you was never good for me. I’ve lived in that world with a few men and I’m very happy to say that I stopped the behavior 100%.  I learned that having someone in my life who makes my bipolar disorder worse isn’t an option.     I have a zero tolerance policy for ANYONE who willingly makes my bipolar disorder worse. It’s not about them-  I don’t control the behavior of others,…
  • Guest Blogger Tara Rolstad: Parenting Children with Mental Health Disorders. It Gets Better!

    Julie Fast
    17 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    (Note from Julie: Tara and Dave’s book, No Really, We Want You to Laugh: Mental Illness and Stand Up Comedy Transforming Lives was just nominated for an independent book award.) Unique, alone, and never-ending. When I started my journey seven years ago walking alongside family members who lived with mental illness, I was pretty sure those words would always define my experience. My husband and I had become foster parents for two nieces, and I became legal guardian of a third, and we helped my parents as they took in a fourth. It wasn’t long before the severity of the girls’ PTSD,…
  • Parent of a Child with Bipolar Disorder?

    Julie Fast
    14 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    (The group coaching call is Sold Out! Thank you for your interest in my work. The call will be available as an MP3 in the future. Please make sure you’re on my mailing list or Twitter @JulieBipolar or Facebook  at Julie A. Fast for more information.  My next coaching call will be for partners.) Join me for two calls that will change your life and your relationship with your child forever… and for the better. Is it time to get YOUR life back from the jaws of a child’s out of control illness? It is possible. You can learn to help your child while maintaining your life and…
  • Partner of a Person with Bipolar Disorder?

    Julie Fast
    7 May 2015 | 7:09 pm
    It pays to TREAT BIPOLAR DISORDER FIRST. Love is a wonderful thing.  Love keeps relationships alive.  Love is beautiful. Bipolar disorder laughs at love.  Bipolar disorder doesn’t care. The only way to keep a relationship going strong when one person has bipolar disorder is to treat bipolar disorder first. Here’s why: Less stress on the relationship- when you’re arguing about mood swings, there is no time to discuss real issues. Fewer medical bills- bipolar disorder is expensive in every way you can imagine. Less addictive and dangerous behavior- when bipolar disorder is…
  • Bipolar Disorder Focus Problems?

    Julie Fast
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:03 am
    Having trouble getting things done? Here’s a tip I’m currently using with my business partner as we sit at the table and curse our ADD brains! 1. Put yourself in a place you can work. We often meet at coffee shops where I’m perfectly fine in the noise and bustle. My partner prefers the quiet. We compromise. If your office setting isn’t working, pick up your work and go to another room. It is possible. Where you work affects your output. Look around- are you in a location that is conducive to getting things done? Julie Ps: Click here to read my Bp Magazine Blog: Bipolar…
 
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  • My need for medication

    Keith O'Neil
    22 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    A week after I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder I made my first trip to the pharmacy. On the way there I realized that I had never actually been to one before. Sure, I had been to a Walgreens but I had never visted a pharmacy to get medication. I was 30 years old, kind of pathetic. Until then medication was provided by my team doctor and before that my parents. I will never forget that trip to the pharmacy. Just one week after a severe manic episode which had spiraled into psychosis here I was walking through Target panicking. I was still feeling the symptoms of mania-mixed episode…
  • Keeping it Green

    Karl Shallowhorn
    21 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    There’s an old 12-Step slogan that says to “keep it green.” The idea behind this saying is that it’s important to never forget about doing the basic things to keep oneself clean and sober. In addition, it’s also recommended that one remember what caused the disharmony of addiction in his/her life to begin with. This concept is similarly applied to living with Bipolar Disorder (or any other mental health condition as well). For instance, the necessity to take prescribed medication or practice healthy coping skills is vital to recovery. In both my professional and personal experience…
  • Bipolar Medication Are They Harmful? Or Helpful?

    Chato Stewart
    20 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    Bipolar and Bipolar Depression Medication Are They Harmful? Or Helpful? People with bipolar disorder often seek out treatment according to what part of the cycle they’re in. When a person with bipolar disorder is in a manic or hypomanic phase, they may believe they have no further need of medications and stop taking them. When in a depressive phase, they often return to treatment. Medication is nearly always a part of the recommended treatment course for bipolar disorder. People with undiagnosed bipolar disorder will sometimes self-medicate with alcohol or drugs to try and relieve their…
  • Hypersexuality in Bipolar Disorder

    Gabe Howard
    19 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    I’ve long said that society discusses human sexuality less than bipolar disorder. I don’t mean pop culture sex talk, but openly and frankly discussing sex. Despite using half-naked models to advertise pretty much anything, we seem remarkably unwilling to discuss the sexual health of said models. As a society, we are uncomfortable discussing sexual matters in general, and sexual education is a hotly debated topic in every school district in America. Since collectively we can’t decide what the healthy (or normal) sexual appetite is, it makes it difficult to determine exactly what is…
  • Why do people tell you they understand?

    Julie Joyce
    16 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    “I understand” Two little words that pi** me off more than anything and it takes a lot to upset me. When you are in a crisis or you’re explaining something about your emotions why do people say, I understand, when clearly they don’t. Is it supposed to be empathic, like saying you’re sorry at a funeral? I HATE the words “I understand” when I am talking about my child because I know most of the people I am speaking with have no clue. Hypothetically speaking, let’s say I had a boss who was a stickler for the rules and regulations. This boss cared more about the rules and what…
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    The Last Degree

  • The Top Pinterest Podcasts to Follow

    Lisa Devereaux
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:45 am
    The Last Degree Today’s podcasts are another brilliant way to share information and training online. As podcast listenership grows, so does the content so this inspired me to check out what Pinterest Podcasts there are for people like myself learning as fast as I can how to leverage Pinterest for business. From a quick search for Pinterest specific Podcasts there were only 3 that really focused just on Pinterest Marketing whereas other popular Podcasts were an accumulation of broader topics of Social Media Marketing, Blogging, Entrepreneurship and Internet Marketing. In these other…
  • Digital Parents Blog Carnival Host of the Month

    Lisa Devereaux
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:01 pm
    The Last Degree March is my birthday month and I am super excited to be hosting the Digital Parents Blog Carnival. This month we received a great variety of blog posts including a few dads as well. Don’t forget to scroll all down to the bottom to check out all the posts and where possible write a comment or two to say you visited. Blogging is fun and it is always a pleasure to read what other bloggers are up too and what inspires them to share with the world. Enjoy! Spirited Mama Most beautiful toy stores in Paris I visited Paris with my daughter at Christmas and visited the most…
  • How to use Pinterest Messaging for Business

    Lisa Devereaux
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:37 pm
    The Last Degree Texts, e-mails, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter – there seems to be a whole plethora of platforms to get in touch with people nowadays, which leaves us with a question, “Why should we really care about the Pinterest Messaging for business System and what added advantage would it bring to my business?” If you are just another curious pinner mulling over the effectiveness of the newest addition to the ‘messenger’ list, read on to find out all about Pinterest Messaging and its usefulness for your business. Getting you started on Pinterest Messaging In an attempt to make the…
  • Dark Post Profits 2.0 Review and Bonus Facebook Ad Analytics

    Lisa Devereaux
    8 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    The Last Degree With 665 million active users each day, Facebook is massive marketplace to search and navigate especially if you have a product or service to sell. To be honest if you are a business or have a product to sell you cannot afford to ignore Facebook in your marketing strategy. But since Facebook is such a huge beast totally representing a large proportion of the world population you need to learn how to segment and leverage this platform to target your idea customer with accuracy otherwise you are marketing blind.  Since running my first Facebook Ads in 2013, I have learnt…
  • How to generate More Subscribers with Retargeting

    Lisa Devereaux
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:35 am
    The Last Degree A few years ago when I first heard of the internet marketing strategy of retargeting it was limited to the top end of town for blogs with massive traffic that could afford the services of expensive software that could track when a visitor left your website by following them around the internet with advertisements  encouraging them to click back to the website again. Accordingly to industry estimates reporting that less than 2% of web traffic make a purchase, complete a form or sign up for a product or service when on your site; which means that you are losing 98% of traffic.
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  • You would never know

    evergreenguy
    20 May 2015 | 6:46 pm
    You would never know, if you looked at me on the street. You would never know, if you met me a few t
  • On Anarchism

    juna
    20 May 2015 | 6:15 pm
    I don’t consider myself an anarchist, although a lot of my thinking could flow unimpeded through those channels. For the most part, I have a hard time reading anarchists. They manage to come off as too dry and boring, too nineteenth-century, yet at the same time, too vitriolic and self-righteous. It’s an interesting combination, but not generally something I can stomach for more than about ten minutes. Then again, my attention span is probably atrophied from video games and television. Even if that’s not the case, I’m still highly suspicious of any way of thinking that…
  • Bipolar Out Loud: Check us out!

    Allison W
    20 May 2015 | 5:56 pm
    I am very excited to say I am joining the wonderful team of contributors for Bipolar Out Loud! That is all.
  • Journal Entry, May 20th: Hamburger Helper

    Leah D. Tibbets
    20 May 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Hey guys, Today has been another rough day; I woke up irritated because my Grandma was yelling at me telling me to scan some documents for my dad the moment I got up. Then the internet went to junk and we had to call Dish and my grandma was using me as her punching bag because she wasn’t getting her way. It was an extremely stressful day. I finally went to sleep for a little while, I was having bad thoughts again so I thought I would just sleep through them. Sometimes I just get so caught up in the bad that I forget the good times and just feel this sinking hole in my chest and that is when…
  • Random 626

    midnightdemons7
    20 May 2015 | 3:15 pm
    I am having a sleepy day. I wanted to go out but after therapy, I just laid down and rested. I reall
 
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    Bipolar Disorder Drugs News

  • Herpes Zoster Virus Can Cause Outbreaks in the Eye; The CBCD Reviews the Medical Evidence

    23 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    When the varicella zoster virus (VZV) reactivates causing shingles, “Ocular involvement occurs in 20–70% of patients with herpes zoster opthalmicus. (1) ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 20, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- “Infected with the …
  • What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

    22 May 2015 | 9:28 pm
    … also check whether a medication or drug you may be … treatment. Also, when someone with OCD also presents with bipolar disorder, … the person’s life. Treat people normally once they … medication side effects. - Have new symptoms that may indicate development …
  • Overmedicating Children in Foster Care

    22 May 2015 | 2:57 pm
    … treatment centers or group homes take psychotropic medications … medications for conditions including seizures, bipolar disorder, and … drugs Gabriel was taking—some so strong that even the pharmacy … psychotropic medications and the development of …
  • PCORI gives $120M for clinical research

    22 May 2015 | 7:48 am
    … adults, and treatments for children with bipolar disorder and Crohn… photon radiation therapy in treating breast cancer and … associated with certain antipsychotic medications among overweight and … of methotrexate, a conventional drug. Whether older adults …
  • Gail Porter reveals secret to conquering depression is a healthy sex life and keeping fit

    22 May 2015 | 7:09 am
    … on to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In 2011, the star, whose … ’m not on antidepressants or medications and am running every day … programmes and more into the development side. “When I first began …
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    The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive

  • My Birth Story, The Bipolar Birth Plan Was Bullshit and The Stigma Of Mentalist Mums

    Mentally Interesting
    16 May 2015 | 8:37 am
    So, this is a two part blog, covering two different topics. For they are different! This blog will be about how that whole well thought out, “bipolar birth plan” worked out. And the second will be about new parenthood in general and the feeling of your skin being stripped off your body. It’s too much to cover in one blog. First, thank you again! Always thanking you, you considerate bastards. Thank you for your emails, comments and congratulations. I haven’t responded because I only have one hand these days. My lap is marked Occupied, which makes it very difficult to…
  • So, I have a son now.

    Mentally Interesting
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    Here he is. This is Oisín, who was born on the 1st March! Proper blog in progress… Gonna be a long one…Filed under: Mental health
  • My Big Fat Bipolar Pregnancy 2: A Video Blog on “The Birth Plan”

    Mentally Interesting
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    …or perinatal care plan. Whoops, this is 2 months late, I’m sorry! I didn’t want to just leave the last entry hanging, but I’ve had horrendous writers’ block on this subject for reasons I explain in my very first video blog! I am as shattered as I look. My first go was much better but Robert walked in in his pants. This video talks through, “The birth plan” that was coming up in my last entry. So, I explain what perinatal psychiatry would like to do when the baby comes, and my feelings on that. And if the baby ever comes- I’m 40 weeks and three…
  • Have a disability and/or MH condition and want a career in hospitality? Channel 4 want you!

    Mentally Interesting
    31 Jan 2015 | 1:53 am
    Posting this for my friend, who’s making this programme. She is fantastic, sensitive and clever and can vouch for her being good people. See below and please direct all questions yonder… Are you struggling to find a job? Would you love a career in the hospitality industry? Do you have a physical, sensory or other impairment or a long term condition? Twofour, one of the UK’s most respected TV Companies, is producing a ground-breaking series for Channel 4 Television Corporation. We are looking for disabled people or those with a variety of conditions, who want to seize the…
  • 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…
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    A Mad Reality

  • Weight goals

    22 May 2015 | 4:56 am
    Therapist appointment yesterday. We spent the session talking about my views on my body. Is it something that can go away or is it something I will live with? Can I learn to accept it? At the present time I cannot accept it. Of course I want to, but I only want to accept it if I have the body I want. Which obviously is not actually accepting it. I don’t know if I will ever accept it. When I was seventeen I assumed that I would be over these issues in a couple years. Here I am ten years later.I have made two big goals. The first one being to stop thinking that I want to be thin and instead…
  • When

    16 May 2015 | 9:38 pm
    When I was five I was shown a picture of myself. I was confused. I did not know what my mom was talking about. That was not me. When it became clear that it was me all I could think about was how there must have been a mistake. That was not supposed to be my body.When I was 27 years, 4 months, 13 days days old I looked at a picture of myself. This was not supposed to be my body.My thinking has never changed.When I was four my dad would carry me to bed. I would be amazed that he could carry something so heavy.When I took swimming lessons I thought it was a miracle that the floaties could hold…
  • Breakdown?

    1 May 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Very slowly I feel I am heading to a breakdown. It’s becoming hard for me to think, and feel, and function. Playing with the girls, housework, homework, all seem impossible. I’ve felt this way before. I can push myself with the girls. I have help with housework. There is nothing I can do for school. I’m really doubting myself. I sent a message to my advisor telling him that I feel this is impossible, and I really don’t think I can finish school. This is the reply he sent me.I know the feelings are real. And at the same time the feelings are just feelings. Respect yourself and honor…
  • Anxiety attacks please go away

    29 Apr 2015 | 5:07 pm
    For the last 24 hours I’ve had anxiety attack upon anxiety attack. I know the reasons behind it, which I’m not going to get into, but I can’t figure out how to stop it. I have headaches, stomach aches, trouble breathing, pounding heart, I can’t focus, I feel pins and needles all over my body, and I generally feel like I’m on the verge of a breakdown. I’ve tried breathing exercises, listened to rain music, tried Xanax. It is not stopping.It’s not too bad when I’m directly interacting with the girls. But when they were eating dinner, taking a bath, and now watching tv, I am…
  • Starting again

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:59 pm
    I saw my therapist today. After a couple weeks of depression I finally made an appointment on Monday. Thankfully the depression lifted yesterday. I kept the appointment because I hadn’t been in for a while. That and my PCP said at my last check in that I should start seeing him on a regular basis again for my body issues.The session today went very good. We talked mostly about the depression. He is amazed at how much I rapid-cycle. He told me something that I already knew, that there was a good chance that I will be battling this for life. Which I hate the thought of but I also understand…
 
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    Guide to the Life Bipolar

  • Bipolar Disorder and Genius

    Christopher Roland
    18 May 2015 | 4:58 pm
    “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Ernest Hemingway’s struggle with manic depression is well documented, Hemingway having undergone electric shock therapy and having the commonly associated qualities of alcohol dependency and his ultimate death by suicide. He was known for having highs, during which times he was said to have been a thrill to be around, a driving force to inspire. “Like Van Gogh, he soared on the wings of mania and crashed on the rocks of depression” (Hemingway: The Road to Farewell). He would write while ‘on the wings…
  • Triggers

    Christopher Roland
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:57 am
    At some point our emotions, at their peak or at their lowest point, cling on to some external stimulus that becomes inscribed into our minds as being representative of a certain frame of mind. A person, a sound, a place, an experience—all of them, triggers. Other Bipolar guidebooks highlight the triggers we all know well, like stress, lack of sleep, alcohol and drugs as well as life events such as job loss, death of a loved one or even the birth of a new child. Generally it seems if something could cause a ‘normal’ person to have a mood swing, or experience a mild to severe trauma, that…
  • Bad Days

    Christopher Roland
    3 Apr 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Some days we may wish more than ever that we could turn it off. And the faking, the feeling like someone will find us out is unbearable—we’re crazy, emotionally unstable and there’s something noticeably wrong with us. Some invisible force is pulling our mood in every possible direction, and all we can do is take it, survive it, crawl through that black bog until we finally, mercifully crawl into bed. Then it starts all over again. I would ‘fake normalcy’ as much as possible, and on the job and in passing people may not have noticed. My spouse noticed. She knew I was faking for…
  • Motivation and Success

    Christopher Roland
    21 Mar 2015 | 1:41 pm
    When we are sick—and even when we’re not—failures can derail our sense of self-worth, thereby sabotaging future efforts and perpetuating a perception of self-defeat. All areas of life are subject to our motivation to improve them in some way, when we can, as most people strive to do every day. The issues arise when we cannot envision any improvement—when we doom ourselves to failure by virtue of our unwillingness to try. If at work we make mistakes that catch the eye of a supervisor, that supervisor will wait for a recovery—a relief from their sense that they may have a weak link…
  • Special People

    Christopher Roland
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    One of the aspects of referential thinking that was especially strange during my mania was that certain people around me were “special,” and related to me in some way. Sometimes they were government spies, part of a special agency that was tracking me. Sometimes they were people with special psychic abilities—just like me. Not everyone was “special.” They came along at seemingly opportune times, to delivery me a message or, more often, keep me from running in front of traffic. They made me feel safe—there was a network of quiet sentinels keeping track of me. Perhaps that is why I…
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    Latest Bipolar News

  • Mood disorders and poor health outcomes

    bipolarman
    23 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    New research finds correlation between mood disorders and poor health outcome The research, of which was published in BMJ Open, additionally found that mood disorders was associated with poorer patient results. Taken collectively, these... The post Mood disorders and poor health outcomes appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
  • Millennials experience depression at work more than any other generation, study finds

    bipolarman
    22 May 2015 | 6:17 am
    Collecting data from employees seeking its EAP services over an 18-month period, Bensinger, DuPont & Associates found that approximately 1 in 5 millennials reported depression. Source: Millennials experience depression at work more than any... The post Millennials experience depression at work more than any other generation, study finds appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
  • Understanding Bipolar Disorder

    bipolarman
    21 May 2015 | 10:49 pm
    First Bipolar Diagnosis was 150 years ago Even though the bipolar disorder diagnosis has been in our lives since the first diagnosis in 1870, there still seem to be many misconceptions in regards to... The post Understanding Bipolar Disorder appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
  • Experts call for earlier bipolar diagnosis

    bipolarman
    21 May 2015 | 10:38 am
    Dr Rashmi Patel from the Department of Psychosis Studies at the IoPPN, King’s College London, said: ‘Our findings suggest that bipolar disorder could be missed in certain groups of people, such as those who... The post Experts call for earlier bipolar diagnosis appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
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