Bipolar Disorder

 
 
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  • The groom-bride fall you must see

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    Groom carrying bride falls on his face ... and hers. CNN's Jeanne Moos counts down the top five wedding fails.
  • Why clowns keep scaring us

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Reports of creepy clowns have made headlines. But the fascination with these characters is nothing new, writes Andrew Sott.
  • Police outline Frein's charges

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    Eric Frein, who is accused of killing a state trooper, has been captured and is making his first court appearance.
  • Police: 'We thought it was fitting'

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    After 48 days of living in what one resident called a war zone, the people of northeast Pennsylvania are relieved now that Eric Frein is in custody.
  • Poland won't arrest wanted filmmaker

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Famed film director Roman Polanski, wanted in the United States for having sex with a minor in the 1970s, was questioned this week by Polish authorities but allowed to leave after the interview.
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  • How the polar vortex ruined my love of fall forever

    phillynowstaff
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    By Timaree Schmit Halloween is the best holiday, and anyone who disagrees is a stupid jerk. I’m sorry. I don’t mean that. I’m just anxious. Fall does that to me now. But it wasn’t always that way. I meant what I said about Halloween. What’s not to love? Costumes, candy, horror movies, dance parties and no required present buying. The origins are totally awesome, so unlike other holidays, you don’t have to feel guilty that someone—indigenous people, soldiers, a deity—was murdered to make it happen. Banks, the post office and restaurants will all be open, and it’s completely…
  • 2014 Barrymores salute Philadelphia’s thriving theater community

    J.R. Blackwell
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    (All photos by J.R. Blackwell) The Philadelphia theater community took center stage as a collective Monday night at the Merriam Theater, where 26 Theatre Philadelphia Barrymore Awards were handed out to honor and celebrate some of the city’s boldest and brightest performances. And even though a few rookies got welcome encouragement to stay and create in Philadelphia, it might have been the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Carla Belver, who stole the show with a deeply moving acceptance speech. When she began her career at Temple and then Villanova as a single mother, Belver told a…
  • How to have a safe (and still spooky!) Halloween

    Josh Kruger
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    Halloween is an opportunity for kids and adults alike to express their ghoulish (or just plain fun) creativity. This, of course, leads a few people, every single year, to making horrifically poor choices in costume. Scarier than that, though, is the fact that trick-or-treating seems to expose children to the public-at-large more than most days. Even with a parent or mature-enough-to-make-decisions chaperone, children going door to door seems a little scary, particularly for the families of those trick-or-treaters. Of course, statistics don’t reinforce the concept of “stranger…
  • Genevieve Spoils Everything: Holding Out for a Hero

    Genevieve Valentine
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    There’s no shortage of antiheroes at the box office this month. October offers prime real estate for horror, but it’s also the first glimpse of the awards-season horizon, and studios are releasing some Whiplashes amid the Ouijas. For a traditional antihero, there’s John Wick, a surprisingly sleek, out-of-nowhere action flick about a hit man who emerges from retirement to kill approximately 80 people to avenge his dog. The whole venture ends up marginally more noble and miles more fun than it sounds. And if you prefer a more cultured flavor of internal conflict, look no further than Art…
  • Get off your ass Tuesday and vote for Philly’s sake

    Josh Kruger
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    A few months ago, while the state Democratic primaries were going on, I insisted in these pages that citizens have every right to abstain from voting. While this is certainly true, there’s an asterisk: There are some cases where your community plain and simple needs you to take action. Tuesday’s election for Pennsylvania governor is one of those cases. That’s why, my earlier rant about civil disobedience notwithstanding, I intend to vote for Tom Wolf, and I encourage my fellow Philadelphians to do the same thing. Because no matter what any of us think Wolf might be able to accomplish in…
 
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    Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder

  • 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…
  • Accepting New Family and Partner Coaching Clients

    Julie Fast
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:07 am
    Writing books on bipolar disorder has been my career for over ten years. I enjoy writing and plan to do a lot more. (It can be a challenge when the mood swings are paying a visit, that’s for sure.) Over four years ago, I started coaching partners and family members of people with bipolar disorder as an addition to my writing career. I never, ever 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…
  • Quick help for Bipolar Disorder Symptoms

    Julie Fast
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    Related posts: Behind on my answers….. so send me quick questions! A Quick Tip to Help with Bipolar Disorder Anxiety Regarding the bipolar disorder symptoms poll below
  • Three Tips to Get Things Done When You Have Bipolar Disorder

    Julie Fast
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Bipolar Disorder Management tips: How I get things done! I find it amazing that on some days I can look at my bills and other ‘to do’ items and just sit down and get them done without over-thinking things! Then there are days where just the idea of paying bills or answering email is so overwhelming I simply shut down. This is one bipolar disorder symptom that is very hard to explain, but it’s very real and needs to be addressed. Here are some tips: 1. HIRE SOMEONE TO HELP YOU MAKE MONEY. If you are missing money making opportunities because of feeling overwhelmed, it makes…
  • What are the Signs of Bipolar Disorder Euphoric Mania?

    Julie Fast
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    As you may know,  I’m a bipolar coach and I specialize in working with parents and partners who have a loved one with bipolar disorder.  One of the most common questions I receive is from parents and partners about how they can better recognize mania. Here are some tips on how to recognize euphoric mania. (I will do a post on how to recognize dysphoric mania in the next few days.) If you’re not sure of the difference between the two, please use the search button to the right of the page and either type in euphoric or dysphoric to read more about the two types of mania. Mania…
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  • In The Middle

    morgueticiaatoms
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Yes, I am in that lovely stage of bipolar where my mood is neither up nor down. In the middle. I’m here, I’m functioning, I am underwhelmed and overwhelmed. Shark week cramps have died down enough to muddle through. I put in time at the shop. Until the school called, oh wait, the school didn’t call me. They called my stepmonster and told her they couldn’t reach me because my home phone was disconnected (I called it, it’s fine, never even rang) and my cell never rang. They never called the shop. Oddly, I get their automated school messages at all three numbers.
  • Waiting For Alignment

    Maggie Mae
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    She says to watch the waves. The tides are mixed, we wait for alignment. It could take years….and in the meantime my bones slap against the equator. The water is low. Fish flop belly up with baby jelly beans dangling in reverse….the tide is turning. Zenith encourages direction. I am vertical; midheaven. God is intersecting. What house do I belong in? Am I breast and bone? Am I flesh and blood? Am I fire and system? She says to watch the waves. We can go from there. The sun must first come over the horizon. I strain East. I feed on the ecliptic axis and wait 90 degrees like suggested. I…
  • random 345

    midnightdemons7
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Our power just went out. It has been a long day for me and I am glad the power is gone because that
  • Bipolar thoughts: To tell or not to tell

    tearlines
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:16 pm
    I was hit with a mixed episode today, one of the possible episodes bipolar sufferers deal with from time to time.  I haven’t felt this type of episode in a while.  I had to cancel on some friends because of it; we were supposed to go to a concert together. I can’t help but think that it’s getting more and more difficult to lie to people I genuinely care about… people who know about my physical health issues, but who know nothing about the bipolar disorder. I’m rarely afraid to admit to a friend something about my physical health.  Hey, that’s not my…
  • Women and Bipolar Disorder

    dbsanwgaconsumernetwork
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    While bipolar disorder affects both men and women, how the disorder is experienced and treated in both genders varies greatly. Women, for example, tend to experience more of the “rapid cycling” type ofbipolar disorder. Why is it that rapid cycling occurs more often in women? What other issues do women have to face with regards to having bipolar disorder? What should be the course of action for women (with bipolar disorder) who are contemplating pregnancy? Types of Bipolar Disorder There are several types of bipolar disorder. The main types include bipolar type I disorder, bipolar type II…
 
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    A Mad Reality

  • Self-harm take two- I'm huge

    15 Oct 2014 | 3:58 pm
    One of the reasons I self-harm, probably the biggest reason, is because of my body. I sometimes get to a point where I can’t stand it. I am so uncomfortable in this body that I need to do something to express that pain. I am huge. I am trying to stay positive that over time I will lose weight. It’s not working. I just feel I can’t deal with this body another minute. I am so uncomfortable. I’m trying to resist the urge to release the pain. I just can’t distract myself.Short and to the point.
  • End of therapy?

    14 Oct 2014 | 4:15 pm
    I am pretty sure I’m stopping therapy. I am not working on what we discuss in those sessions. I’m wasting my time and his time. I’m taking up an hour that could be given to someone who is actually committed. I don’t have the motivation to fix the problems in my life.Which is funny in a way. Funny in a sad way I guess. I’m working towards helping people in similar situations, trying to get people to understand what they are going through, to accept it, and to get help for it. Yet there is a step that I’m not including in that; and that is that THEY have to work at it. Something…
  • Psychomotor Agitation

    11 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The only way I can sit down to write this right now is because of Xanax.There are periods where I just can’t stay still. I have to constantly be moving; whether it is walking around, clapping my hands, or wiggling my fingers. I just have to be moving. I cannot control myself. I have a very hard time trying to explain what it is like, but for the first time I looked into these symptoms. I came across Psychomotor Agitation. It usually appears with a depressed or manic/hypomanic episode. I found this on natashatracy.com“If you’ve ever suffered from psychomotor agitation you can attest to…
  • Happiness and weight loss

    9 Oct 2014 | 4:49 pm
    I went to the gym today. I did very little. I had no energy and no motivation. I just kept thinking “what’s the point?”. I really feel like it’s impossible to lose this weight. I know I need to work to get what I want, but I just don’t have that drive. Seems easier just to stop eating. Even with that I have such a long way to go. I really wish I was back to the weight I was two years ago. It was the first time in my life where I was comfortable with my body. It just angers me that I’m not there anymore and I probably never will be again.I know two years ago I was in a bad place. I…
  • How family members deal with depression

    8 Oct 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Depression does not only effect the person who has it; it effects everyone around them, especially friends and family. They suffer as well. I knew this morning that I wanted this post to be about the subject of family members living with a person with depression, however I didn’t know what to write about. I’ve never been in that position. At least not to the degree that my family feels when it comes to my mental illness. So, I tried to do some research about what it is like living with someone with depression. I actually found very little. Found a lot about how to support your family…
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