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There is a stigma associated with having bipolar disorder. There’s no denying it. Glenn Close and others are working to fight it, and I thank them.

If you’re a brave leader in fighting stigma, like Kay Redfield Jameson, I congratulate … Continue

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Yes, Bipolar Disorder Does Have a Genetic Basis

A recent discovery, the result of forty years of research among the Amish, has found a missing biological explanation for bipolar disorder and promises that certain drugs already being tested for other illnesses may prove to be blockbuster treatments, perhaps … Continue

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Depression May Be Treated Effectively Much Quicker

Depression sucks.

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide so there is a lot of incentive to find ways to treat it among medical technology researchers. Our current treatment protocol for depression can only be called (lengthy) trial and … Continue

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Want to Know the Future of Your Bipolar Disorder?

Want to know your future? The future course of your bipolar illness? Will you struggle more with mania or more with depression? Come into my incense filled room, draped in silk scarves and I will tell you. Yes, right here … Continue

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Guaranteed Smiles… Pictures From Your New Friends

Sometimes, when you’re feeling lonely… Or even when you’re fine… It’s nice to hear from other people with mental illnesses who have walked through dark valleys like you have and who have kept walking until they felt the sun on … Continue

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Don’t Let a Few Bad Days Become a Lifelong Depression

No Exit from Lifelong Depression

No Exit from Lifelong Depression

Have you ever had that feeling… That feeling that you don’t remember when your down mood began and don’t have much hope for it ever ending? That belief that you’ve always felt that way and Continue

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4 Easy Ways to Clean Up Mood Messes

Mood Episodes Leave Messes in Their Wake

Sometimes, when we’re manic or depressed, we can be insensitive. I mean, even more insensitive than we might ordinarily be. I was thinking about the hurt feelings that the people closest to me began to take out of closet in … Continue

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5 Easy Steps to Maintain Stability

If you could choose, you might pick slight hypomania. But slight hypomania is not a stable condition. It leads to more hypomania. And strong hypomania leads to depression. That’s the problem with bipolar disorder: mania almost always leads to depression.… Continue

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