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  • Low field magnetic stimulation may be an effective treatment for depression

    Bipolar News From Medical News Today
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Brain stimulation treatments, like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), are often effective for the treatment of depression.
  • New technology provides professionals with immediate insight into behavioral patterns of patients

    Bipolar News From Medical News Today
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Mental illness accounts for 90 percent of all reported suicides and places the largest burden of any disease on social and economic infrastructures worldwide, according to the World Health...
  • carbamazepine, Tegretol, Tegretol XR , Equetro, Carbatrol, Epitol, Teril

    MedicineNet Bipolar Disorder Specialty
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: carbamazepine, Tegretol, Tegretol XR , Equetro, Carbatrol, Epitol, TerilCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • City of Philadelphia, mental health orgs to pilot screening kiosks in grocery store

    Bipolar Disorder News
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    … for including depression, alcohol abuse, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, anxiety disorder, and …
  • Anne Frank - Top Stories
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    On Friday, August 4, 1944 -- a beautiful summer morning, not unlike the one on which I am writing this now -- a car pulled up in front of a spice warehouse at 263 Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. Inside the car were an Austrian Gestapo officer and his Dutch subordinates, who, acting on a tip-off (whose source has never been identified), had come to arrest the eight Jews who had been hiding for two years in an attic above the warehouse.
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  • Anne Frank

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    On Friday, August 4, 1944 -- a beautiful summer morning, not unlike the one on which I am writing this now -- a car pulled up in front of a spice warehouse at 263 Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. Inside the car were an Austrian Gestapo officer and his Dutch subordinates, who, acting on a tip-off (whose source has never been identified), had come to arrest the eight Jews who had been hiding for two years in an attic above the warehouse.
  • MH17

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    The grisly search for human remains from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 entered a new phase Friday, as the largest group yet of international experts scoured the crash site in eastern Ukraine.
  • Slenderman stabbing

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:29 pm
    One of the 12-year-olds charged with stabbing a friend to impress the fictional Internet bogeyman Slenderman was deemed incompetent to stand trial Friday -- at least for now -- according to court documents.
  • Choke hold death

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    The New York City medical examiner's office Friday confirmed what demonstrators had been saying for weeks: A police officer's choke hold on a man being arrested for selling loose cigarettes killed him. The death has been ruled a homicide.
  • Hilary Duff: Breakup is 'very difficult'

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Hilary Duff says her new album is "very positive" but admits that it started out "a lot heavier and a lot darker" because of the separation from her husband, Mike Comrie.
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    Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder

  • Watch out for Summer Mania! Do you know the first signs of your manic episodes?

    Julie Fast
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    Watch out for summer mania- my latest post on FACEBOOK. April may be the cruelest month, but August is the mania month! What are your first signs of mania? Write them below and maybe we can prevent a few hospitalizations this year. Mine is always a ridiculous need to buy drawing and writing implements to the point that I can spend $100 on Sharpies and drawing paper. I also have the thought- oh, life is finally so good! So good! Here are a few more: You can find the rest of this on my Julie A. Fast FACEBOOK page. I’m spreading the blogging love!   Related posts: Watch Out for…
  • Bipolar Disorder and Keeping Your Friends

    Julie Fast
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:59 am
    Bipolar Disorder and Friendship I lost many of my friends when I was really ill with bipolar disorder. That was over 10 years ago. When I started to get better through using my treatment plan 24 freaking hours a day! I thought carefully about the things I needed to change and learn in order to become a good friend.  Here is my biggest suggestion if you want to do the same: If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything.   This is a great place to start when you want to make friends. No one likes negativity. No one wants to hear how rotten your life is.  I used to…
  • Ten FACTS I’ve Learned from Coaching Family Members and Partners of People with Bipolar Disorder

    Julie Fast
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    I’ve been a coach for family members and partners of people with bipolar disorder for over five years. I’ve learned a LOT in this time that I rarely see in books or online. I’d like to share this with you. It’s not completely scientific as it’s from my own research.  I’ve talked with thousands of family members and partners since starting in 2002, so the pool of information is very large. 1. People with bipolar disorder go to college at a much higher rate than the national average. 2. The pot, marijuana, weed, etc on the market today…
  • Bipolar Happens! is in the Top Ten of Bipolar Disorder Books on the Kindle!

    Julie Fast
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:31 am
    Bipolar Happens: 35 Tips and Tricks to Manage Bipolar Disorder is in the top ten of Bipolar Disorder books 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 up there as well. 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…
  • Accepting New Family Member and Partner Coaching Clients

    Julie Fast
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:02 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…
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  • Where It's Spent

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    “That’s inhuman!” a colleague of mine exclaimed last week. I’m consistently waking around 5.30am, which is abhorrent to most people. Further down the spiral – it skips, morning to morning, between 5.23 and 5.25. An unnerving recurrence; a triumph of chaos theory over mundanity. I like having more of the day to play with. Early breakfast, cup of tea, washed with clean teeth before the paper arrives. Ready for a productive day, beginning with at least two hours of Warframe. Youtube on in the background, playing old episodes of Mock the Week and Have I Got News for…

    N. Eleanore S.
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:20 am
    “The mother of all evil is speculation.”  Now if that doesn’t apply to my own Life and regression, only one other thing comes to mind:  UNCERTAINTY.  Where speculation might be the mother of all evil, uncertainty surely kills you. Speculation is the direct result of uncertainty.  Therefore speculation cannot exist without the seeds of uncertainty.  And in the year since my hospitalization, uncertainty has become my biggest downfall.  Uncertainty has the tendency to consume my mind and being the extreme thinker and philosopher that I am, it mostly results in complete destruction.
  • here, read dumb shit i wrote about a boy awhile ago.

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:47 pm
    loving someone with depression is like loving a flower that’s losing it’s petals and looking at you is dangerous and every single day, more of my vocal chords come unplugged and can’t muster the courage to say anything. suddenly i don’t hear, or see, or feel anything but you. all noise fades, and all light comes from your eyes. you smile at me and my heart beats fast and hard. i know that you deserve an entire heart, and not a pile of parts that was once whole. but here you are. and here i am. you make me feel so many things. some good, some bad. but feeling something…
  • My Newfound Strength in Bipolar

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:38 pm
    “Out of the Shadows” by JennChristie I have had an interesting month. My bipolar had exacerbated into a mixed episode over the past few months which became extreme and was spiralling down. I wondered if it would even be possible to recover. I ended up going to an inpatient mood disorders unit. I was so humbled to have landed in that circumstance. That is where I got my meds changed… Or I should say , “upgraded” Being there each day was a really strangely wonderful and productive recovery experience. I came away with great coping tools, fun and interesting…
  • my dad left my mom today

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:26 pm
    because my brother is a raging cunt. he literally takes our car, money, anything he can get his hands on. my dad finally got sick of it and left. i went searching for him, knowing all of my dads family lives in either georgia, or illinois, and that he couldn’t have gone far. i went to my cousins apartment and he was there sitting with my uncle. i screamed and begged for him to get in the car and come home, and he wasn’t listening. he’s stubborn like that. so finally i told him “come home because you want to, not because i want you to” and i left. the old saying…
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    Bipolar Disorder Drugs News

  • A killer's execution could hinge on a Colorado election

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    … . Unanimous death sentence A high-profile trial provoked a raging debate about … doctors officially diagnosed Dunlap with bipolar disorder, CNN's "Death … killings were ordered by notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar. In perhaps …
  • Court Report -- Part III

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:37 am
    … used for the treatment of complicated … Method of Treating Autism,… aripiprazole, used to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia … Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. • Defendants:  Sun Pharma Global FZE; Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.; Caraco Pharmaceutical …
  • 'Knockout' video suspect will claim insanity

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:44 pm
    … he has been back on medication for bipolar disorder and depression, and that … not only been off his medication for weeks, but that he … be trusted to take his medication, and needs to remain behind … to delay Barrett's trial, currently set for late August …
  • Insanity defense enlisted in "knockout" video hate crime case

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:19 pm
    … he has been back on medication for bipolar disorder and depression, and that … not only been off his medication for weeks, but that he … be trusted to take his medication, and needs to remain behind … to delay Barrett's trial, currently set for late August …
  • Rockhampton mum takes on 21km run in memory of family

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:07 pm
    … , treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. It … develop bipolar disorder at some time in their lives. - The causes of bipolar disorder … causes. - The symptoms of bipolar disorder generally react well to medication.  
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    The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive

  • On being lonely

    Mentally Interesting
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    I’ve written about pissing into bottles when I’ve been depressed, and yet to me, this is a blog  whose responses I fear the most. Because admitting that you’re lonely seems to be the most shaming thing you can do. We’re meant to be glitzy! Instagramming! Vineing our awesome lives! And this will sound like one long self pitying tract, which it is, really. All I want from it is to get some thoughts out of my system. It is not a plea for contact because as I will explain I must do those things on my own terms and not be forced into them or feel obligated because I find…
  • A World without Rik Mayall

    Mentally Interesting
    14 Jun 2014 | 7:45 am
    I don’t write about other things much in this blog, but the death of Rik Mayall means that I bloody well will. Because Rik Mayall was brilliant, and now he’s dead, and I just wanted to write a short bit about how ace he was. I’m not one to sneer at people who show emotion when a celebrity dies.  Although the hyperbolic, competa-bituaries sprout up as soon as the heart-clutch hits the ground, I don’t think that it means that the grief isn’t genuine. Of course we don’t know the celebrities who die. We grieve for the person as they were to us, a little piece…
  • Living in a Scar Suit- the summer edition

    Mentally Interesting
    7 Jun 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Edit: Before I start, I want to say that these are my feelings on my own self harm. I’m not talking about yours, or anyone elses’. This is my post about my body and my experiences. Just a bit of a whine really.  When I’ve written about self harm here before (take a wee look at the comments page of this entry, it’ll lead you to the others), it’s been with reflection and optimism. I don’t feel that way today about my scars. Just pissed off. Stupid. Now that the sun is out, I look like a bloody zebra. A slither of sunlight on my arms turns my skin red and the…
  • Dropping out of 10k

    Mentally Interesting
    1 May 2014 | 3:01 pm
    I’m just letting you all know that I won’t be running the Bupa 10k this month.  Lots of people have sponsored me and it won’t be in vain- I’m in touch with Addaction to do another fundraising thing later in the year, something bigger than 10k when life isn’t totally shit. I’m not just sacking it off and I promise I will earn the sponsorship. The reasons I’m dropping out- over the past few months a lot of stressful stuff has happened.  I’ve been struggling with my mental health and with resulting exhaustion.   I have found it much harder…
  • And usually I support squatting…

    Mentally Interesting
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:26 pm
    My other website (google my name Seaneen Molloy, you’ll find it) has been nicked and is now being squatted. I have no idea if I can get it back, I seem to have lost everything on it. Just so you know, there’s nothing there now but spam. I am a twat. I forgot to send the Paypal to renew it and now it’s gone forever.  Thanks so much to Bekki Williams for hosting me so generously for so long. I’m sorry I’m a forgetful eejit. If anyone has any ideas about how I can get my stuff back, I’d love to hear them Archive has saved a fair amount though:…
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    A Mad Reality

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    28 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    You know it’s a bad day when you start crying as soon as you walk into your therapist’s office. I’ve felt close to crying for the last couple days but kept it together. When I got there I couldn’t keep it together anymore. I cried again when I had to make dinner. I just want to go to sleep.I hate that I have to do homework, that I have to shower, that I have to read a book to my daughters. All these things seem like too much. I just want to go to bed.Typing this is too hard.
  • Q&A

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:10 pm
    I'm procrastinating from doing my school work. But I don't have anything to actually talk about, so I stole some questions from a Vlog I watch. Hope you find them interesting I guess.Is there something about having bipolar that you like and would miss if you didn’t have it? I love the times when I have a ton of energy, I’m motivated, and I feel absolutely amazing. I wish it was like that all the time. I know it’s not worth it though. I would rather not have a mood disorder, even if I lost the “good” episodes.Did you notice bipolar symptoms before you were diagnosed? I actually…
  • Dreams

    20 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    I never remember my dreams. It hasn’t always been like this. I dreamt like crazy as a kid. Not remembering probably happened about ten years ago. Anyway, I’m so used to not remembering my dreams that I hate when I do. Every dream feels like a nightmare.Which I know is not true. I know what a nightmare is. But I don’t like any of my dreams. In the one I just had everyone started not liking me suddenly. And things in it were just weird. Dreams are strange. My work didn’t look like the office I’m used to. My apartment was different, I even lived with different people. And these people…
  • I don't want today

    19 Jul 2014 | 3:25 am
    I didn’t want to get out of bed today. I have a reason, but I cannot say on here what that is. This day comes around every couple weeks and I have such a hard time getting through it. Today is a little worse.I just don’t want to.I guess it’s good though, that at least I know this is coming. I’m familiar with the feeling I get. It’s not like a lot of other days where it just hits me. BAM! I knew this was coming. Was I prepared for it though? Not at all. I need strategies. Instead I will probably be relying on Xanax.
  • GREAT therapy session

    15 Jul 2014 | 5:28 pm
    I had a great therapy session today. He first asked me why I cancelled a few of my appointments. I explained that I had to figure some things out. If I was going to commit and actually share what is going on. I then told him what I told my psychiatrist a couple weeks ago, about all the noise and thoughts racing around my head. That at times I feel like I’m losing my mind. He was curious if there was any family history of Schizophrenia. Which I found to be interesting. He said that it’s not uncommon for mood disorders to carry psychotic features. He didn’t say if he agreed or disagreed…
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