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  • Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?

    MedicineNet Bipolar Disorder Specialty
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/1/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Rise in numbers of teenagers given antipsychotics

    Bipolar News From Medical News Today
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Teenagers between 13 and 18 are being treated more with antipsychotics, and mostly for conditions that do not involve psychosis, study suggests.
  • Study of Herpes Vaccine in Phase 2 Progresses According to Plan

    Bipolar Disorder News
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Admedus Limited (ASX:AHZ) continues to move forward in a phase 2 clinical study for an HSV-2 vaccine technology developed by Dr. Ian Frazer. (1) ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, July 2, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- “Infected with a …
  • Int’l poet-musician-artist Migguel Anggelo thrills in Kimmel theater residency

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    Bill Chenevert
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Migguel Anggelo is a real charmer. The Venezuelan singer, songwriter, storyteller and theater artist is a part of the hand-picked, five-artist 2015 Kimmel Center Theater Residency project that kicked off June 21It culminates, this week, in a series of public performances and readings that encourage the public to get involved, ask questions and take in the work of all five participants—for free. Anggelo’s art is bilingual, like himself, and toys with notions of citizenry, immigrant psychologies and international regimes. He writes poems, essentially, and sings them with his…
  • Can Depression Get Better? Yes, depression can get better.

    Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder
    Julie Fast
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:01 am
    The following is a blog post from two years ago. Now that my depression is better, I’m looking back on life to see where I came from. I was depressed for 30 years off and on. I have a plan that works now. It IS possible to get better. Julie Will This Depression Ever End and Can Anyone Help Me? When I’m seriously depressed every single minute feels like I’m living in hell and I am just closer and closer to death.  I sometimes get so depressed that I can’t move my head or have a conversation. I still make myself get out and do things. I cry and I feel I can’t go on, but I do. I…
 
 
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  • Int’l poet-musician-artist Migguel Anggelo thrills in Kimmel theater residency

    Bill Chenevert
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Migguel Anggelo is a real charmer. The Venezuelan singer, songwriter, storyteller and theater artist is a part of the hand-picked, five-artist 2015 Kimmel Center Theater Residency project that kicked off June 21It culminates, this week, in a series of public performances and readings that encourage the public to get involved, ask questions and take in the work of all five participants—for free. Anggelo’s art is bilingual, like himself, and toys with notions of citizenry, immigrant psychologies and international regimes. He writes poems, essentially, and sings them with his…
  • What a lineup! Jay Z’s fourth Made in America will be ridiculously dope

    Bill Chenevert
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:16 am
    You win this one, Jay Z. I surrender. Your booking team’s game is strong. It is so strong that I will rescind an idea that I threw up into the ether after the second Budweiser Made in America a couple summers ago: Never again. Let it known that I strike that from the record. I will suck it up and go this year. I will endure the sweaty children on molly. I will surrender to the festival gods and buy overpriced food truck wares and room-temperature 24 oz. cans of Bud Lite. And I will be damned grateful. Why? Because the talent is just that potent. Beyonce? Fine; kinda saw this coming.
  • The Impressionists, Paul Durand-Ruel and the PMA’s blockbuster summer exhibit

    Bill Chenevert
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:33 am
    Manet, Degas, Pissaro, Renoir, Monet, Sisley, Delacroix, Corot, Monet, Cassat, Rousseau. Some names, right? In 2015, they’re world-renowned—iconic painters now regarded as absolute masters of the medium. But that wasn’t always the case. In fact, in the middle of the 1800s in France, the best painters were primarily dwelling in dramatic religious scenes, super-realistic portraiture or violent battle scenes that celebrated French militarism. The Academy des Beaux-Arts’ Salon in Paris, a national-but-stuffy curated and juried painting exhibition, reigned supreme as the litmus test of…
  • Andrew Mars is Settled Arrows, and “Public Privacy” is a gay LP you’ll love

    Bill Chenevert
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Andrew Mars is Settled Arrows, his nom de plume for songwriting and singing his heart out on his debut LP, Public Privacy, and it’s magic. He’s created 11 songs, and they document all kinds of things: Grindr hookups, gay mentors, Adderall abuse, despair and depression—even orgasms. He wrote these tunes in a flurry—in a matter of weeks as winter turned into spring this year—and he’s ready to share them now. Crafted and recorded with minimal technology, this record feels like post-modern poetry sung with Mars’ delicate falsetto, and no, it’s not even that pretentious. Mars might…
  • Defining fierce: Gerard Gaskin’s “Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene”

    Bill Chenevert
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:13 pm
    At this weekend’s opening night party of the African American Museum in Philadelphia’s new exhibit, Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene, emotions ran high. When it was Gerard Gaskin’s turn to take the mic and say some thank-yous, the photographer lost it a couple times—and it’s no surprise. A married hetero, he’s been haunting balls in five cities for over 20 years, a documenter of the fabulous and often secret underground life of minority queers performing drag and category realness. His exhibit at the AAMP is more than just fierce. It’s important. Queer people of…
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    Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder

  • Can Depression Get Better? Yes, depression can get better.

    Julie Fast
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:01 am
    The following is a blog post from two years ago. Now that my depression is better, I’m looking back on life to see where I came from. I was depressed for 30 years off and on. I have a plan that works now. It IS possible to get better. Julie Will This Depression Ever End and Can Anyone Help Me? When I’m seriously depressed every single minute feels like I’m living in hell and I am just closer and closer to death.  I sometimes get so depressed that I can’t move my head or have a conversation. I still make myself get out and do things. I cry and I feel I can’t go on, but I do. I…
  • A Bipolar Disorder Blast from the Past.. it’s always something!

    Julie Fast
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:56 am
    This is a blog post from 2009. I’m sharing it today because it shows how far I have come and how far you can come when you get a management plan that works. I read this and realized that these work and depression episodes don’t happen to me anymore. My depression, mania, anxiety and psychosis are always lurking, but they are under control. I have tools for the situations I describe below. I write about them in my books. I NEVER thought I would have the life I have now, but I do. I’m happy, stable and I CAN WORK!  From 2009 I always know I’m depressed if I wake up and…
  • What Does Bipolar Disorder Mania Look Like?

    Julie Fast
    9 Jun 2015 | 10:42 am
    My number one tip for managing bipolar disorder? Know what your mood swings look like from the minute they start. The very first thought of mania for example often tells you all you need to know. “The colors are so gorgeous today!” is a thought I get when I start hypomania. I don’t think this way normally.  When I’m in an average mood, I will notice colors, but I don’t FEEL THEM PHYSICALLY like I do when manic. I now know that having this simple thought- ‘The colors are GORGEOUSSSSSSS today’ is a sign that I’m not stable. I go into action and…
  • Accepting New Family Member and Partner Coaching Clients

    Julie Fast
    9 Jun 2015 | 12:01 am
    Over five years ago, I started coaching partners and family members of people with bipolar disorder as an addition to my writing career. I never 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 together. Bipolar disorder is like a puzzle. It’s not always easy to find the right pieces on your own. It helps to have a coach as a guide. My coaching practice has room for new clients. I take new…
  • The New Psychotic Pot: Is High THC Marijuana Dangerous for People with Bipolar Disorder?

    Julie Fast
    2 Jun 2015 | 12:28 am
    Why #Bipolar and pot smoking don’t mix.I have bipolar disorder. I work as a coach for parents and partners of children with bipolar disorder. Here are two facts: 1. For over three years now, at least 50% of the coaching situations I experience involve POT smoking that leads to mania and abnormal amounts of psychosis in the person with bipolar disorder. People who continue to smoke pot do not get better. AT this time, three of the six clients I’m working with have children who are either in the hospital or are about to go into the hospital because of pot induced bipolar psychosis.
 
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  • Everyday Life With Bipolar Disorder

    Gabe Howard
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:35 am
    When writing about bipolar disorder, it is very easy to fall into the habit of discussing the more sensational parts of the illness. Mania, depression, and hypersexuality in bipolar disorder are all topics that I have personally covered many times. One need only do a Google search on the term bipolar disorder and a veritable litany of horrendous symptoms, side effects, and outcomes will fill your screen. But is that really what the average person living with bipolar disorder goes through on a daily basis? Do the articles I write actually give a person insight into what living with bipolar…
  • Honesty & Living With Bipolar Disorder

    Brianne LaPelusa
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:43 am
    My name is Bri, and I’m pleased to welcome myself as a new blogger for bphope! I’m a graduate student living in Chicago, and I’ve just recently come out about my bipolar disorder. I was diagnosed with Bipolar II at thirteen, and then later, after experiencing mania for the first time at age twenty, with Bipolar I. Throughout college, when I began writing seriously, I’d kept my illness hidden from everyone—I refused to apply for student disability, and neglected the reality of having bipolar, spare for the (inconsistent) monthly reminder when I’d trek out to the pharmacy to refill…
  • Dating & single parenting my son living with bipolar

    bp Magazine
    27 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    When do you tell someone? “You’re so pretty and sweet, why are you single?” If I had a dollar for every time I have been asked that question. Does it make me less of a person because I am single? I have had some interesting experiences with meeting men lately. I have been told several times over that I am an intimidating woman. Some of my male friends have even told me I scare men. I myself find it quite funny considering I am small in stature and if you get to know me you will find I am quite a nurturing person. Am I a strong and confident woman? Yes of course. How can you be…
  • Repairing Fractures

    Beth Brownsberger Mader
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Earlier this week, discussion on the forum here included Questions on Dissociation for those of us with bipolar. I found it timely, because as of late, I’ve been having episodes of dissociation, specifically, derealization, due to ongoing, and then in particular, emotional stress. A couple of weeks ago, just as I thought perhaps things were at last going to settle down for my husband and me, and we planned for a calm, gentle summer, he had a motorcycle accident. The crash caused a terribly broken shoulder, requiring surgery. The five days prior to surgery, including the initial ER visit; a…
  • Part I: Parenting Insights for Those Who Have Bipolar Disorder

    Brad Hoefs
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder I was 37 years old at the time. My wife and I had two children. Our oldest child was twelve years old at the time and our youngest was eight.   For approximately the two years prior to my diagnosis my mental health was deteriorating quite rapidly.   While I had experienced some mood issues and had been very driven by my work prior to that, for the most part I had lived with hypomania up to that point. Needless to say that in the approximate two years prior to being diagnosed and the years that followed greatly affected my children. I wish that…
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  • Bipolar and Memory Loss

    brightonbipolar
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:24 am
    I’ve always suffered from memory problems and over the years have developed the habit of writing everything down so it doesn’t get me into trouble. The new information just doesn’t seem to stay in my brain very long, no matter how hard I try concentrating on keeping it there. It’s like being perminently distracted or trying to focus on too many things at once. Bipolar has always been known to effect cognitive skills (the patterns of thinking that allow us to perform tasks) and include processing speed, short-term and long-term memory, concentration and decision…
  • Poor sleep is associated with negative mood in women with bipolar disorder

    liangbil
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:15 pm
    Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center says that poor sleep is associated with negative mood in women with bipolar disorder, according to researchers. Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. The condition is marked by extreme mood episodes characterized as manic (highs), depressive (lows) or mixed. The researchers analyzed data from 216 participants in the Prechter Longitudinal Study of Bipolar Disorder at the University of Michigan Medical School. They looked at the effect of sleep…
  • Keeping the Inspiration Alive!

    kikonizzy
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:51 pm
    I hope this lasts. This feeling that I really CAN be the artist I have always wanted to be, alive wi
  • Flash Movie Review: Infinitely Polar Bear

    moviejoltz
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:17 pm
    There was nothing more exciting than having one of our parents be a chaperone for a school field trip when we were in the early grades of elementary school. I remember how proud each of us was when it was our turn to bring our mother or father along on one of those trips to the zoo, museum and other places around the city. Funny by the time we reached between 6th and 8th grade, the last thing we wanted was to have one of our parents show up anywhere near us, especially at the school dance. Heaven help us if they decided to go out on the dance floor and “cut a rug” as their child…
  • For Doctors Everywhere

    darie73
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:54 pm
    When your kidneys are failing there are some symptoms that are often overlooked. Confusion, depression, an overall change in personality. That wonderful person people once knew now snaps at everyone and everything. When you also have a patient with Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Conversion Disorder and Celiac Disease it can make treatment 10 times harder. Specifically if you as the Doctor do not look at the patient’s history and are unaware of these previous diagnoses. It is especially hard on the patient who is under the assumption that you do know all of these things. When I find myself…
 
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  • I wrote a bit for Dear Stranger- letters on the subject of happiness

    Mentally Interesting
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:09 am
    A gigantic THANK YOU! for all your comments and reblogs on my last post.  What a lovely response.  I feel like I should follow it up but I’m still one lap short so consigned to my phone. I’ll update proper soon. Instead of an epic post, I thought I’d give you a quick heads up about: Dear Stranger is a compilation of specially written letters on the subject of happiness. Such excellent people as Marian Keyes and Caitlin Moran have contributed, and all profits go to Mind. I’ve also contributed with something I think is a bit odd (and written in the hormonal,…
  • Musings on Mumhood- Feminism, Love and Grief

    Mentally Interesting
    17 May 2015 | 4:40 pm
    I’m currently writing this at 11.30pm, in the garden, where a fairly stiff breeze is blowing. This is the only place I know I won’t run to the baby if he cries (Robert is in the house with him, in case you think I’ve just left him). I’ve wanted to get some thoughts down about motherhood for months, but it’s been rather hard to write. Not just due to the new occupant of my lap. But because my feelings are hurricaning through me and evolving every day. When I was pregnant, I finally kicked a nasty, expensive habit that garnered me more than my fair share of tuts…
  • 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…
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  • Scientists find that schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are linked to creativity – Science – News – The Independent

    bipolarman
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:08 am
    The Roman philosopher Seneca the Younger famously wrote two millennia ago that “there is no great genius without some touch of madness” – now scientists have shown that he may have been right. Source:... The post Scientists find that schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are linked to creativity – Science – News – The Independent appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
  • Risk Factors of Suicide in Sufferers with Mood Disorders

    bipolarman
    3 Jun 2015 | 9:54 pm
    Mood disorders such as bipolar disorder have significant suicide risk As suicidal behaviour manifests in patients with mood disorder in a state-dependent way, a majority (but not all) of suicide risk factors are related... The post Risk Factors of Suicide in Sufferers with Mood Disorders appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
  • Long-Term Lithium Treatment in Bipolar Patients Has Risks

    bipolarman
    3 Jun 2015 | 9:48 am
    Long-term lithium use has long been associated with decreased renal function. But some Swedish researchers noticed that most long-term studies of patients with renal failure had begun in the 1960s. Source: Long-Term Lithium Treatment... The post Long-Term Lithium Treatment in Bipolar Patients Has Risks appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
  • How Agreeable Are You? One-Minute Personality Test – PsyBlog

    bipolarman
    2 Jun 2015 | 10:07 am
    Discover the third of five components of your personality with this one-minute test. Source: How Agreeable Are You? One-Minute Personality Test – PsyBlog Check out the link above to find out just how agreeable... The post How Agreeable Are You? One-Minute Personality Test – PsyBlog appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
  • ‘Presenteeism’ worse than absenteeism? Bipolar and depressed public servants at work.

    bipolarman
    2 Jun 2015 | 2:40 am
    A new short-term disability plan won’t help public servants who go to work with symptoms of depression but are ‘cognitively’ unable to function at capacity, an expert says Source: ‘Presenteeism’ worse than absenteeism? Thousands... The post ‘Presenteeism’ worse than absenteeism? Bipolar and depressed public servants at work. appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
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