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  • Mentally Ill Inmates Prone to Violence After Release: Study

    MedicineNet Bipolar Disorder Specialty
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Mentally Ill Inmates Prone to Violence After Release: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/3/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/4/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Psychiatric disorders contribute to violent reoffending in ex-prisoners

    Bipolar News From Medical News Today
    5 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    A major new longitudinal study suggests a link between psychiatric disorders and the incidence of violent reoffending by ex-prisoners.
  • Former NRL star tackles depression

    Bipolar Disorder News
    5 Sep 2015 | 8:39 am
    … soon diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder. REGISTER FOR CAN WE TALK …
  • Bipolar Disorder II and Psychosis

    Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder
    Julie Fast
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:02 am
    I call psychosis the forgotten bipolar disorder symptom! My bipolar psychosis started at age 19.  I consistently had hallucinations of seeing myself killed  and thought it was normal! I eventually learned to manage my psychosis, but it sure would have helped if the health care professionals in my life had explained the symptoms of psychosis and that it was a normal part of the bipolar disorder diagnosis! I just received the following question from Mario on the topic: Julie, I thought that people w/ Bipolar II don’t get psychotic? Or did you have a psychotic depression? Hi Mario,…
  • I am not Data! Self-Advocacy in Mental Health

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    Beth Brownsberger Mader
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:01 pm
    I was enjoying a nice dinner with my husband when the phone interrupted us. It was the local, state-run* behavioral health center. Why would they be calling so late? They’d already called earlier to confirm my medication appointment for the next morning… “Mrs. Mader? Hi, it’s so-and-so from blah-blah. Hey. We noticed that your service plan is out of date and we need you to come in tomorrow afternoon to have it completed, or we can’t release your meds to you. So we’ll see you at 2pm, okay?” “No. You won’t. See me at 2, that is.” I replied. “Uh… But…” I explained,…
 
 
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    Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder

  • Bipolar Disorder II and Psychosis

    Julie Fast
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:02 am
    I call psychosis the forgotten bipolar disorder symptom! My bipolar psychosis started at age 19.  I consistently had hallucinations of seeing myself killed  and thought it was normal! I eventually learned to manage my psychosis, but it sure would have helped if the health care professionals in my life had explained the symptoms of psychosis and that it was a normal part of the bipolar disorder diagnosis! I just received the following question from Mario on the topic: Julie, I thought that people w/ Bipolar II don’t get psychotic? Or did you have a psychotic depression? Hi Mario,…
  • Why is it so Hard to Get Help for People with Bipolar Disorder Who are Ill and Smoking Pot?

    Julie Fast
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:59 am
        The majority of my bipolar disorder coaching practice involves a crisis situation where I help family members and partners get a loved on into treatment. In over 50% of the situations, the person with the illness is a heavy pot smoker which fuels the episode. I have a plan I use and it WORKS, until we run into law enforcement that simply have no idea what they are up against when they go to the door of someone who has a mental illness. In the past three days, I’ve worked with clients to locate the loved one who is ill so that we can send help. In every situation, the…
  • Bipolar Disorder is an Everyday Challenge we can Meet!

    Julie Fast
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:35 am
    When you have bipolar disorder, doing your best means doing what you can within the parameters set by the illness. This isn’t being negative or hopeless, it’s being realistic. I HATE IT! yuck! Ick! But it’s my life. When you love to work as much as I do, learning what you can and can’t do in order to stay stable is essential for success. It’s not a situation that has an end point. I wish I could just climb a mountain and reach a summit that says- Julie, you now know exactly what you can and can’t do! It’s not fixed this way. Every week I learn more…
  • Bipolar Disorder and Focus Problems: How Do You Do it Julie?

    Julie Fast
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    Here is a reader question from Michelle. She asks important questions. How DO we get through the days, weeks, months and years when we have focus problems because of bipolar disorder! (By the way, writing this felt like going to the dentist!) Hi Julie! Can you please tell me how you are consistently productive and living with bipolar disorder? I too, am a writer, and I start projects, but can’t finish them. I have boundless energy for awhile, then I crash. I can’t commit to making long term projects with people because I can’t depend on myself that I can follow through.
  • Accepting New Family Member and Partner Coaching Clients

    Julie Fast
    15 Jul 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…
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  • I am not Data! Self-Advocacy in Mental Health

    Beth Brownsberger Mader
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:01 pm
    I was enjoying a nice dinner with my husband when the phone interrupted us. It was the local, state-run* behavioral health center. Why would they be calling so late? They’d already called earlier to confirm my medication appointment for the next morning… “Mrs. Mader? Hi, it’s so-and-so from blah-blah. Hey. We noticed that your service plan is out of date and we need you to come in tomorrow afternoon to have it completed, or we can’t release your meds to you. So we’ll see you at 2pm, okay?” “No. You won’t. See me at 2, that is.” I replied. “Uh… But…” I explained,…
  • You Can be Happy and Fight Your Bipolar Depression

    Andrea Paquette
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:01 pm
    It can be exciting and exhilarating coming out of a bipolar depression, but it often means you taking action to feel better. I have been severely depressed for quite some time and I began to lose count whether it lasted one or two months, or perhaps it was even more. However, the fact that I am now out of that depression feels wonderful and I wanted to share my story on how I am managing my new found happiness. My Story on Coming out of a Bipolar Depressive Episode I felt severely depressed with my bipolar low and I told my psychiatrist that I needed some help as I did not know why I was…
  • The Faces of Bipolar Don’t Look the Same!

    David Wise
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:01 pm
    You don’t have the highs of bipolar. This is a statement I have heard numerous times from family members or close friends. I’m here to share with you that the faces of bipolar disorder don’t all look the same. For me being diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 1 has redefined how I view my mental illness and how it is treated, but it hasn’t defined me. Bipolar disorder is defined by the National Institute of Mental Health as a disorder that changes one’s mood, energy levels, activities and affects daily tasks. My diagnosis of bipolar disorder type I is diagnosed by having symptoms of…
  • My Bipolar Wife part 2

    liza-brock
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    To read My Bipolar Wife- Part 1 click here.  Where to begin, where to make a start? At least I have the ending I needed and had hoped for because without it, there would have been next to no chance of me ever putting pen to paper.   I am so incredibly thankful that treatment, faith and love gave a vital blessing to our family. So I am okay to go back to discuss the past and share what mania and depression really looked like in our experience.   After we got hitched, being adventurous and brave souls we moved interstate and relocated away from our families after our first born. Was it a…
  • Suffering in Silence with Bipolar Disorder

    Dave Mowry
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Most family get-togethers have been an exercise in hiding in the shadows and not wanting to be noticed. God forbid someone would come up to me and want to talk. I wouldn’t look them in the eye because I knew if they looked in my eyes they could see my soul and the pain, insecurity, embarrassment, humiliation that were there. A conversation with me would be me answering in one word sentences. I would hope that the interaction would be as brief as possible and I would do all I could to make that happen. If I saw someone approaching I would become the least interesting man in the world. I…
 
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  • Mental Health Day

    celticjlp
    5 Sep 2015 | 8:01 am
    Ferris and the Ferarri Remember Ferris Bueller’s Bacchanalia? Ferris’s best class was cutting class. On the verge of graduation, he can’t resist the temptation to skip one last time. He “barfs up a lung” and calls in sick. He “borrows” a Ferarri and convinces his hypochondriac sidekick to go along for the ride. They take off through the streets of Chicago. Hilarious misadventure ensues. Ferris hijacks a float in the city’s Van Steuben Day Parade, grabs a microphone, twirls it like a baton, and steals the show. All along the parade route, bystanders break out break…
  • My Personal Journey: Running Through Bipolar - A Runner’s Challenge

    Tina Langley
    5 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    Over the past year, I have felt compelled to share about being Bipolar; particularly how having the
  • Still Stings My Lips

    somniumlucem
    5 Sep 2015 | 6:21 am
    And the pain slowly- Makes it’s way out of my body, Into the back of my scalp. The resedue still stings my lips, And anxiety cracks my ribs, The memories and reality overlap- All that’s done left me freezing to death. And then hour by hour, And minute by minute, I wait until I forget, I’m afraid I am reaching my limit. You slowly become- A blurry image that will soon, be emitted. Another love story bites the dust, Two people to one another, Become non-existant.
  • Roller Coaster

    thewilsons03
    5 Sep 2015 | 2:47 am
       Warning – this is rather dark. Bipolar stuff. I’m up I’m down I’m all around I’m crazy You’re sad I’m mad Can’t see I’m astounded Wishing I was grounded Roller coasters Can be fun God not this one Out of control I can’t stop Fear the flop Sadness So afraid I’m in a haze Is this real Or a dream I’m feel I’m running out of steam Crashing Burning World is turning What I feared I must confess I’m a mess Wishing Hoping I’m barely coping No one Can understand Life seems so bland They’d all…
  • What Goes Up, Stays Up

    thewilsons03
    5 Sep 2015 | 2:13 am
    I think it was a false alarm concerning the end of hypomania. It seems to persist as I am unable to sleep. I had a few days where I slept 9-10 hours but that could have been the “mixed” showing. I feel “high” but also remorseful for some bad choices, so here’s to hoping the end is in sight! Hopefully without a crash. 
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  • Erase Herpes (HSV Eraser) Review - Herpes Treatment Examined

    5 Sep 2015 | 4:05 am
    What is inside Erase Herpes HSV Eraser book by Christine Buehler? Does it really get rid of herpes? Read Erase Herpes reviews and find out. WOODBRIDGE, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, September 5, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Erase Herpes (HSV Eraser) helps cut …
  • EBV Increases Risk of Stomach Cancer;CBCD Reviews Medical Studies

    5 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    “We have found evidence that Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivation increases the risk to develop premalignant and malignant gastric lesions.” (1) ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, September 4, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- “Infected with …
  • Drugs, divorce and a demanding campaign: The undoing of Dallas County DA Susan Hawk

    4 Sep 2015 | 4:18 pm
    … medication prescribed for a bad back and an Adderall-like drug … Hawk is seeking treatment for prescription drug use. Several people … depression more difficult to treat. While depression is … Houston was overwhelmed with bipolar disorder that kept him from …
  • Mentally ill man accused of stealing food dies in jail

    4 Sep 2015 | 12:27 pm
    … years earlier with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He was ordered held … and incompetent to stand trial. Despite this history of … of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the state of … treatment bed to open up. "There are things a treatment …
  • Mentally ill man who stole $5 of food dies in jail

    4 Sep 2015 | 12:25 pm
    … years earlier with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He was ordered held … and incompetent to stand trial. Despite this history of … of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the state of … treatment bed to open up. "There are things a treatment …
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    The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive

  • CBT Tales- session 1 and 2

    Mentally Interesting
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:09 am
    Hello! I promised to update you on my therapy tales. I had my first session 2 weeks ago and it was so uneventfully boring I didn’t really have much to say about it. It was just going over what we’d be doing. He said a few times, “you fit the model so perfectly”, which I gather was meant to be reassuring but irritated me somewhat. I don’t want to fit any models but of course, we all do in varying ways. Especially us mental health bloggers who literally define ourselves by the set of symptoms we fit that all adds up to a few words on a doctor’s monitor and…
  • First therapy appointment…

    Mentally Interesting
    11 Aug 2015 | 3:02 am
    …is flipping tomorrow! That was quick. I was hoping for the traditional 18 month wait. Wish me luck.Filed under: Mental health
  • Therapy Tales Part 1- So You’re Terrified of Death?

    Mentally Interesting
    10 Aug 2015 | 1:49 am
    (If you’re wondering where my previous post went, I have made it private as I’ve found this to be true. Thank you for all your comments and encouragement!) So, I’m starting therapy for death anxiety (my medical diagnosis that led me to it are generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorder but I prefer to think of them as ARGH).  Expect this series of posts to be even more introspective and self obsessed than usual, and for this blog, that’s saying something. Two years ago (christ), I wrote a post called, “When Fear Becomes Phobia”. It described my ARGH…
  • Labour are miserable, spineless, traitorous cowards.

    Mentally Interesting
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:57 am
    And they are rapidly becoming indefensible. For anyone who looks to them for hope or humanity, we are further abandoned. People are suffering and the suffering is going to become even worse and Labour stand by to watch it happen. Shame on Labour. I am disgusted I ever voted for or believed in you. I give up. Well done to the 48 who voted with a conscience (including David Lammy, oddly) but you still belong to a party of bastards. I know this post is insight free, just wanted to register my anger somewhere.Filed under: Mental health
  • Ruby Wax Is Right- You Don’t Have To Tell Your Employers You’re Mental

    Mentally Interesting
    8 Jul 2015 | 6:46 am
    Ruby Wax has caused a minor kerfuffle by suggesting that those us whom struggle with our mental health should keep it quiet from employers, and in fact, lie to them in order to protect ourselves. How many of us have had, “a cold” when general misery has flattened us to our beds? Had dodgy trains when it’s really been a panic attack? In a perfect world, we’d be able to tell the truth. And our employers would be able to respond compassionately and sensibly. But it’s not a perfect world. Nor is it some post-stigma world as Eleanor Morgan suggests in her response to…
 
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  • Most SSRIs Free of Birth Defect Risk Early in Pregnancy, Fluoxetine and Paroxetine are Exceptions

    Bipolar Network News
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:49 am
    A large study of women who took selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants in the month before pregnancy and throughout the first trimester suggests that there is a smaller risk of birth defects associated with SSRI use than previously thought, though some risks were elevated in women who took paroxetine or fluoxetine. The 2015 study, […] The post Most SSRIs Free of Birth Defect Risk Early in Pregnancy, Fluoxetine and Paroxetine are Exceptions appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
  • RTMS and Other Treatments for Depression in Pregnancy

    Bipolar Network News
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:32 am
    At the May meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, researcher Deborah Kim gave a talk on the use of repeated transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for depression in women who are pregnant. In rTMS treatment, an electromagnetic coil is placed against the side of the forehead and magnetic pulses that can penetrate the scalp are […] The post RTMS and Other Treatments for Depression in Pregnancy appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
  • IU School of Medicine researchers report biomarkers and apps that predict risk of suicide

    Bipolar News From Medical News Today
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    People being treated for bipolar disorder and other psychiatric illnesses are at greater risk of attempting suicide, but physicians may now have tools to predict which of those individuals will... The post IU School of Medicine researchers report biomarkers and apps that predict risk of suicide appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
  • Personalizing Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Better Results

    Bipolar Network News
    14 Aug 2015 | 4:17 am
    At the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Clinical TMS Society this past May, this editor (Robert M. Post) discussed remission rates for repeated transcranial magnetic stimulation (RTMS), which at 30% leave room for improvement. It may be possible to personalize treatment parameters to achieve better success in individual patients. RTMS is a non-invasive procedure in […] The post Personalizing Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Better Results appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
  • Chronic Drug Use and Recovery

    Bipolar Network News
    12 Aug 2015 | 4:42 am
    George Koob, Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, discussed the neuroscience of chronic drug use at the 2015 meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry. His basic message was that chronic drug use is associated with A) loss of the reward value of the drug and B) a progressive increase in […] The post Chronic Drug Use and Recovery appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
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