Bipolar Disorder

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  • When Depression Becomes Deadly

    MedicineNet Bipolar Disorder Specialty
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: When Depression Becomes DeadlyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/13/2014 11:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/13/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • How illness-linked genetic variation affects neurons in the developing brain

    Bipolar News From Medical News Today
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    A genetic variation linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression wreaks havoc on connections among neurons in the developing brain, a team of researchers reports.
  • Suicide Is Not the Answer: Meehl Foundation Offers Effective Treatment Program for Those Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar Disorder News
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    … of people with diagnosed bipolar disorder will attempt suicide at … on the future. "Bipolar disorder is a serious … quot; "People with bipolar disorder who are not … facility for people with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, …
  • Many have tried to lead Ferguson - Top Stories
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    The city has been roiling since Michael Brown was killed. Several leaders have stepped up, but there's still plenty to do.
  • What the Blog is… and What the Blog isn’t…

    Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder
    Julie Fast
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    Why has the internet become a place where we think it’s ok to write inflammatory comments as though there is not another human being on the other side who will read them, take them in and have to answer them? It’s a two way interaction.  I have read every comment on this blog for 10 years- and most have been insightful and thoughtful. Then there are those that are accusatory and inflammatory. I used to just post them and let readers decide to listen or not, but something in me has changed. I realize that we need to take more responsibility for what we write on the web and for…
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  • Many have tried to lead Ferguson

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    The city has been roiling since Michael Brown was killed. Several leaders have stepped up, but there's still plenty to do.
  • Celebs embrace the ALS ice bucket

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    From Justin Timberlake to Aaron Rodgers to Chris Christie, celebrities cool off for ALS research.
  • He sought humanity amid horror of war

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    "He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people," the mother of James Foley said after learning of his death.
  • Why justice different for black men

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    Matthew Whitaker says in America black men occupy and distress the psyches of many whites. Michael Brown's fate was sealed by being a nonwhite man at the wrong place and at the wrong time
  • What Michael Brown's autopsy tells us

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Michael Brown, Eric Garner and John Crawford all have one thing in common: It's not just that they were unarmed men of color killed by police officers -- it's that the responsibility to investigate each of their deaths fell to a medical examiner.
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    Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder

  • What the Blog is… and What the Blog isn’t…

    Julie Fast
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    Why has the internet become a place where we think it’s ok to write inflammatory comments as though there is not another human being on the other side who will read them, take them in and have to answer them? It’s a two way interaction.  I have read every comment on this blog for 10 years- and most have been insightful and thoughtful. Then there are those that are accusatory and inflammatory. I used to just post them and let readers decide to listen or not, but something in me has changed. I realize that we need to take more responsibility for what we write on the web and for…
  • Bipolar disorder… tips for making it through the tough days.

    Julie Fast
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:21 am
    Oh boy can this illness make a person feel sick.  That is just a fact. I guess you can change that sentence around-  We can all get sick and tired of having this illness. One thing I want to do on this blog is to encourage people to keep going and going even when the days are really tough. One good thing about bipolar disorder is that it’s episodic- that means mood swings end. You can get better. Sometimes it takes  longer than expected- but life can be stable. I talk a lot about depression as that is what I experience the most- some of my friends talk more about the agitated mania…
  • Do you Have a Child with Bipolar Disorder? Here is a must read article for parents of children with bipolar disorder

    Julie Fast
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:59 am
    Bipolar disorder changes a child’s behavior and this changes your entire family. Parents often take in an adult child with bipolar disorder and provide a safe environment but the child is not always cooperative.  Chaos can be the result. If you are in this situation The High Jacked House article is for you.  Simply click on the link below. It will pop up a PDF file that you can then save to your computer. Feel free to use this article to educate anyone in the family as well as health care professionals. I’ve learned a lot during my years as a family coach. This article…
  • Radio interview with Rock and Roll Stations- what a difference in our mental health stations!

    Julie Fast
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    You are going to love this interview!  Here’s a radio chat interview I did  with the Moose Morning Show on Robin Williams.  I’m trying to be balanced when talking about Robin Williams and suicide. I want to respect his memory and help others with depression and bipolar disorder find stability during a tough week. Lazer 103.3/KAZR-FM’ Twitter: @Lazermoose Yes. A rock station talking about mental illness. I was SO impressed with their questions and their commitment to fair reporting of mental illness. Wow! Kidos! Julie   Related posts: Get it Done When You’re…
  • Bipolar Happens! is #1 on the Kindle!

    Julie Fast
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:11 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…
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  • Top Producer Formula just made me want to sing

    Lisa Devereaux
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    The Last Degree Ok well if you are not having fun when what are you doing online?? I shot this little home video about a new personal development product on how to sell network marketing products (which is how I got in this game in the first place) and the next thing I know I had started out my own Frozen rendition with the twins on the Top Producer Formula. But firstly: Before we go into what Top Producer Formula Review … There is a free gift waiting for you Now Watch my Video and give me a smile or two… Top Producer Formula – What Is It? MODULE 1: SPONSORING & SELLING You…
  • What blogging means in celebration of International Blog Swap day

    Lisa Devereaux
    10 May 2014 | 4:46 pm
    The Last Degree Happy Mothers Day! Today I would love to welcome to Jax Blunt from the UK to share a blog post with you in celebration of the International Blog Swap Day. Without further ado here is her post:- I had this wonderful post all lined up for International Blog Swap day, where I was knowledgeable about blogging, warm and witty, charming and all the rest. And then I woke up after another night where my two year old kept me up into the early hours, all blocked up with a stinking cold. And I had to rush to do the shopping so that we could have lunch things in before my eldest daughter…
  • Farce photos behind the Parents Work from Home dream

    Lisa Devereaux
    6 May 2014 | 7:25 am
    The Last Degree Parenthood has inspired plenty of families to seek home base businesses to spend more time with their kids at home. Since becoming a mum myself I have seen mums and dads start their own eBay businesses, consulting, network marketing, party planning, making stuff for the markets, sewing, taking up photography, tutoring…. with the same goal in mind.  The types of businesses have been endless as everyone tries to achieve that dream of working from home. In the same token I see those marketers who try to encapsulate the images of what it is to combine Work + Home or Work +…
  • My niche is my life

    Lisa Devereaux
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:19 pm
    The Last Degree My niche is Life. For the past year or so I have had paralysis of analysis in establishing an online market brand. Paralysis of analysis is not great to be in and I see my team go through it when there is so much online training they get stuck and don’t do anything. But it has come to pass I have been blogging and learning all about online marketing since 2008 and like any accumulated knowledge it has come to fruition that I’ve learnt a lot but I lost some of that passion for blogging and the reason why I came online in the first place. For the past year I have struggled…
  • Losing weight has the same similarities to starting an online business

    Lisa Devereaux
    22 Mar 2014 | 9:04 pm
    The Last Degree Yesterday it was my birthday. Like New Years day the start of a new birthday is also a time I pause to assess my goals and New Year resolutions. So I left the family to take a walk to the local lookout and to get some breath air. Everyone knows exercise is great but keeping to a schedule and resolution to lose weight and get fit is a constant battle with almost everyone I know. I also have a wedding to plan this next 12 months and as my birthday flipped over to another year there was ever right now for another aim to lose a few kilos. No more could I say I only JUST had twins…
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  • Braveheart

    Maree Roche: Ceramic Sculpture & Visual Art
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:18 pm
    It takes a courageous and adventurous spirit mixed with a dose of insanity, patience, perseverence and an almost unlimited supply of time when one embarks on the precarious yet inspiring journey of “owner builder”.  Owner Builder, a phrase that can also be translated as “how to make life harder (but so satisfyingly rewarding) for oneself!”  We are embarking into week four and our first month is poised to be crossed off the calendar.  So, what have we learned so far? If a job advertisement had to be written up for the position of “owner builder” the first…
  • It's...

    17 Aug 2014 | 4:36 pm
    gregmercer601:Speaks for itself… Originally posted on Insanity of my brain: It’s separation between necessity and desire.It’s pushing and pushing,like love will expire.It’s using gasoline to put out a fire.Like confessing through a wire.It’s like going the extra mile,but getting no higher. It’s when needing to be rightbecomes pushing your luck.It’s having more to saybut time is up. It’s having it all but neglecting to manage.It’s the fall after the rise.The damage. View original

    17 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Just recently, Robin William’s death was attributed to suicide though not thoroughly confirmed. Ther
  • Rest Easy, Robin

    17 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    By: Gerrod Harris  In case you’ve been on a media blackout, or living under a rock for the past week (in which case, I doubt you’ll read this), then you already know that the world lost one of its great actors and comedians: Robin Williams.  Call him what you will; Mrs. Doubtfire, Genie, Peter Pan, Mr. Keating, Mork or any of the other iconic roles he has taken on, the man was loved by so many of all ages, and personally will always be remembered as one of my favorite actors.  But as fun and happy as Williams would seem, he had a darker side.  Throughout the 1970’s and early 80’s,…
  • Long Time, No See...

    17 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    gregmercer601:I decided to do some collecting: pieces by folks learning to live with depression, bipolar, and sometimes other illnesses. Lots of all of it out there, I’m so glad to see not all in secrecy! Originally posted on Breaking Through the Bars of Mental Illness: I realize it’s been a while since my last post, (3 months, give or take) and while I do have a few reasons, they don’t really excuse my absence. I intend on posting more regularly from now on. In May, I was hospitalized because of a manic episode that could have ended fatally. Like many experiencing mania, I had…
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    The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive

  • An apology

    Mentally Interesting
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    I’m really sorry that for the longest time I have been awful at responding to comments. This is because, for ages, I haven’t received notifications for them. And I’ve tinkered around in both emails and the site and still don’t get them. I see comments when I read back posts so I *always* read them. I am very often on mobile Internet so struggle to type and tend to read late at night half asleep. But I massively appreciate comments and absorb them all and I’m sorry if I’ve seemed rude not responding. Quite honestly whatever the excuse I’m a very…
  • 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…
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    A Mad Reality

  • Hallucinations and supervision

    18 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    I never know how much detail is alright for me to get into on this blog. The topic of my therapy session today was hallucinations. This is something I’ve had in my life for two years. Auditory hallucinations. The only time I’d say it got serious was a couple weeks ago. The majority of the time I just hear noises. Someone knocking on a door, water dripping, paper ripping. Random you see. I’ve heard music.So yeah.My therapist is concerned that even though my antipsychotic dose was increased it hasn’t made a difference. It could just be too soon, we are going to see how it goes for the…
  • I hate this

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:26 am
    I woke up knowing today is going to be a bad day. Symptom wise I fell asleep not good. Symptom wise I slept horribly. And symptom wise I woke up feeling pretty awful.I hate this. I absolutely hate this. I hate that it is happening. I hate that it is happening when it should not be. I hate this.I have to go to work. Hopefully I will be distracted there. And I have therapy today. Good. 
  • Red Bull = Bad Idea

    13 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Last night I had a Red Bull for the first time in about 10 years. I knew it was a bad idea before I drank it, I did it anyway, and I was right.I had one because I needed to stay up to get school work done. Which I did. I got a good bit done. But then around midnight some of my symptoms started acting up. There was a loud ringing in my ears and I thought I kept hearing someone at the door and my daughters talking in their bedroom. This lasted for a couple hours.I tried researching caffeine mixed with my meds but there wasn’t anything that said there would be an interaction. Something…
  • Higher dose

    12 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    I got to see my psychiatrist today. He didn’t have much to say about last week but asked me a few things about my (hypo)manic episodes. My doctors suddenly seem very interested in that side of things now. Probably because I was in a hypomanic state right because the psychosis started.In regards to my medication, there is a few things he wants to try; a higher dose of my mood stabilizer, a higher dose of my antipsychotic, and a lower dose of my antidepressant. He didn’t want to try everything at once right now though, and said that the priority should be to avoid what happened last week.
  • The rest of my life

    11 Aug 2014 | 3:08 pm
    My mental disorder includes psychotic symptoms. It started about two years ago. I’ve only had two major psychotic episodes though, one last December and one last week. The one last week being the worst. I’m not going to get into all the details, the basis of it was that I thought everyone was plotting against me and was trying to lock me up in the hospital (what’s ironic is I ended up in the hospital which is where I started feeling better).I only went to the hospital because I wasn’t given a choice. My therapist gave me the option to go voluntarily or he was going to have the police…
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