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  • Bipolar Disorder and Quitting

    Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder
    Julie Fast
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
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  • Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder associated with dendritic spine loss in brain

    Bipolar News From Medical News Today
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder both appear to be associated with dendritic spine loss in the brain, suggesting the two distinct disorders may share common pathophysiological features.
  • Bipolar Happens! is the #1 Bipolar Disorder Book on the Kindle!

    Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder
    Julie Fast
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:26 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…
  • doxepin (Sinequan and Adapin are discontinued brand in the US; Silenor)

    MedicineNet Bipolar Disorder Specialty
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: doxepin (Sinequan and Adapin are discontinued brand in the US; Silenor)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Ketamine rapidly restores pleasure-seeking ahead of other antidepressant action in treatment-resistant bipolar disorder patients

    Bipolar News From Medical News Today
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    A drug being studied as a fast-acting mood-lifter restored pleasure-seeking behavior independent of - and ahead of - its other antidepressant effects, in a National Institutes of Health trial.
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  • Mike Rowe takes on his critics

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:48 pm
    The "Somebody's Gotta Do It" host responds to viewers who said he "came across as bored and disdainful" after last week's show on endangered animals.
  • With shooting, Canada must wake up

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:31 pm
    It was a surprise, even for a journalist, to be driving down Wellington Street, the city's ceremonial thoroughfare, and to find myself swept into the chaotic aftermath of a disaster. I was rushing to a television studio at mid-morning and passing by the National War Memorial, just minutes after the shooting. A solider was down.
  • Leave Renee Zellweger alone

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:05 pm
    LZ Granderson says the actress's changed appearance after years out of public eye unleashed a wave of gossipy judgment. Why can't we just accept her explanation that she's happy?
  • Alleged killer 'freaked me out'

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Darren Deon Vann was no stranger to police.
  • Google unveils app to fix email

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:04 pm
    How do you solve a problem like email?
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  • Your ghosts are crazy, but my astrology is totally true

    Josh Kruger
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    So my colleague Randy LoBasso went looking for ghosts around an old, abandoned building outside Philadelphia. Some people—like, about five people out of 7 billion on earth—say the place is haunted. Oooooo, spooky. Or, you know, not. While I’d love to think that my grandmother, who died in 1988, is somehow still around, I have a hard time wrapping my head around the idea. Practically speaking, I’m not sure what Mom-Mom would want with the tawdriness of life on earth; what, she’s floating about like Casper, making electric appliances short-circuit and tapping me on the shoulder in the…
  • Locust Moon Comics’ “Little Nemo” tribute: graphic novel of the year?

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    By Brooke Bolander In the beginning—before Garfield and Peanuts, Nancy and Doonesbury, Hägar and Blondie and a thousand other four-panel funnies relegated to the outer fringes of the Sunday papers—newspaper comics were literal giants. Rainbow-hued, massive in scale, they took up entire broadsheet pages, and the space and freedom afforded their artists resulted in some of the most intricate, beautiful work the medium has ever produced. First and foremost among these was Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo In Slumberland, an Art Nouveau wonder set inside a little boy’s dreams. In the world of…
  • Genevieve Spoils Everything: “Birdman” and “Whiplash” ponder the transformative power of art

    Genevieve Valentine
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    Sometimes double bills make themselves. This week’s new releases include Whiplash, in which a jazz student discovers how far he’ll go to reach perfection, and Birdman, in which a has-been actor discovers how far he’ll go to reach legitimacy. Neither topic, of course, is new. Artists have been using their mediums to question the nature of art and the toll it takes for pretty much as long as there’s been formal acknowledgment of art. And cinema loves them all. The history of Best Picture nominees is up to its ankles in lauded movies about artists going to the brink for their passions.
  • Trusting science in the time of Ebola

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    By Jaime Anne Earnest It’s been over a decade since I first negotiated with an unhinged, irrational human being in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse. That time, the topic was vaccines. Bless my initial clumsy attempts to convince a fellow citizen to not risk the life of their child and the lives of others in their community; my hands shook, and my throat seemed to collapse in on itself. I recall heat raging on the sides of my face as spectators clustered in an anticipatory mob, waiting for a single verbal misstep. My years of careful study and internship hadn’t prepared me for this; no…
  • Get scared: Eastern State’s Terror Behind the Walls

    J.R. Blackwell
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    During one incredible, exhausting October in my early twenties, I played a ghoul in Eastern State Penitentiary’s “Terror Behind the Walls.” I haunted the very last stage of the haunted prison, where I perched upon a stack of barrels, growling at crowds as they walked by. Although I’d majored in psychology, I learned more about human nature that October than during any other time in my life. People who are scared, it turns out, react in all sorts of ways: Some shut down emotionally, others hide behind braver friends, a few others lash out violently. Most surprisingly…
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    Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder

  • 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…
  • Bipolar Disorder and Quitting

    Julie Fast
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
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  • Bipolar Happens! is the #1 Bipolar Disorder Book on the Kindle!

    Julie Fast
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:26 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…
  • Having a tough day?

    Julie Fast
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    If you’re having a tough day, this is a reminder that the world can be beautiful. My mom grew the flowers and my friend Tamia arranged them into this beautiful display.  Julie Related posts: A Tough Bipolar Depression Day Bipolar depression and anxiety: A tough, tough day.. once again! Bipolar disorder… tips for making it through the tough days.
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  • Saturday Blog 12

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Saturday Blog 12 There were a couple of blow out games in college football today. One was the embarr
  • broken open to build the foundation again: the dimensions of mental illness and darkness

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:58 pm
    content warning: mental illness, suicidal ideation, bipolar disorder, anxiety, addiction, description of in-patient mental health setting, mental health crisis. we all have darkness inside of us. there are so many levels upon which we can know ourselves, or alternatively decline to know ourselves. we all have things that we know deep down there is something that is a possibility about yourself that exists, something perhaps destructive or cagey like addiction or anger or anxiety, and that there are only so many ways to confront that potential before it confronts you. i’ve been thinking a…
  • The Last Question Asked by the Jurors surprised the prosecutor (you have to read this one)

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    THE COURT: Ready for the final one? Is it a coincident that both cases ended up in the lap of Detective xxxxx? Our Attorney: I think the same answer. I guess it’s the same answer, right? No? MR. Prosecutor: Did they actually ask that question? I would — I don’t know if– see, I don’t want to – Our Attorney:  Judge, let’s rely on the same answer with that one, too. Same instruction. Rely on evidence received. No other evidence to be relied on. Is our attorney serious? Even the prosecutor was surprised. In fact, the prosecutor looked like he was beginning to have doubts. Our…
  • 19/10/14

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:12 pm
    I officialy know where I get all of my problems from, I know the cause. I am just after coming back from holding my mam in the upright position for 2 hours while my dad cleaned off all the sick on their duvet. when I went into the room she was getting sick all over herself,literally about to choke in it. it was a work party and she just constantly mumbled ‘we got a phone call when we were down there’, as if any phone call was going to make up for getting as completely legless as she did- actually, it reminded me of when I came home from drinking with all my friends on paddys day,…
  • A Spinning Compass

    Jenny With a Why
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:40 pm
    It was 12:30pm, and I was chasing my teacher around the classroom, tears racing down my cheeks, screaming for her to stop walking and listen to me. My face was hot, I could barely breathe, my bones were turning to ice, I was ready to vomit, but more importantly- I was being kidnapped. You see, in kindergarten, I boarded the same school bus every day at exactly 12:00pm that took me back home to my mother. It was now the first day of first grade, a million years passed noon, and there wasn’t a school bus in sight. At the time, I didn’t realize that elementary school let out at three…
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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“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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