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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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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7 Defensive Steps to Take Immediately When Mania Hits

1. Call Your Prescribing Doctor.

It may be time for a medication adjustment. Perhaps a little higher dose of Lithium of time to add another mood stabilizer or anti-manic medication that your doctor can call into your local pharmacy. Perhaps … Continue

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After the Episodes, Who Are You?

The Many "True Selves" of Bipolar Disorder

The Many “True Selves” of Bipolar Disorder

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder relatively late in life… around 35. Not long after my diagnosis, I had to switch medications and everything fell apart: a bankruptcy, despite earning nearly $1M in … Continue

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BREAKING NEWS: Seroquel Dangers Undisclosed

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According to a report by ABC News Australia, Astra Zeneca, the manufacturer of Seroquel, also known by its generic name, Quetiapine, hid dangers and serious side effects when it had the drug approved in 2000. For the full report, go … Continue

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How Many Meds Do You Take?

Have you noticed that at gatherings of people with bipolar disorder, that’s a common introductory question, along with “what’s your diagnosis?” It’s a way to¬†gauge how seriously bipolar the other person is and, for once in a bipolar person’s … Continue

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Bipolar Disorder and Trauma: A Story

For Some, It Started Young

She was six when her parents recall expecting her to help out with all the work that came from having a father and mother who worked full-time, a baby brother with autism, and full-time school … Continue

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