We got a wonderful surprise the other night. Bill’s mom took us out to dinner and delivered some awesome news about a decision she made that would affect Bill and me. Since Bill’s brother died at Thanksgiving, that meant that the money...Show More Summary
?I generally dislike the snowflake especial, self aggrandisement of bipolar disorder, where it’s treated like some sort of wonderful gift or quirky personality trait. It’s usually a thing that men do because famous men have so very much less to lose by being open about mental illness and bipolar disorder gets them their, “Tortured genius” […]
Well, I’ve been getting ready for the holidays, and trying to stay stress-free and out of an episode, like I do every year. I’ve also been trying to keep everyone around me from going into an episode as well. See, my husband’s brother,...Show More Summary
When you have bipolar disorder, you have to take the bad days with the good (which is true for life in general, but especially true when it comes to this disorder). You can’t take it to the extreme, however. What am I talking about?Show More Summary
… I’ve not been very well over the past few months, unsurprising given its autumn and I’m always ravaged by depression at this time of year. I don’t really know why I ever hope it’ll be different. In the last few years I’ve had round the clock anxiety too which has been lots of fun. […]
The second half of a two-part blog post pertaining to the issues faced by college-bound high school students with bipolar disorder.
The first half of a two-part blog post pertaining to the issues and challenges faced by college-bound high school students with bipolar disorder.
I don’t know about you, but one of my bigger problems with dealing with my bipolar disorder – to this day – is organization. Quite frankly, I am one of the most disorganized people you will ever meet. Maybe you are in the same boat.Show More Summary
Recently I saw a bumper sticker on the back of a car that read, “Life is Good.” I thought about that today and, you know, life can still be good even if you have bipolar disorder, because life is what you make it. If you have a bad attitude,...Show More Summary
Hello! ?I was on the BBC Ouch podcast this morning with Mark Brown talking about celebrities coming out with their mental health, disclosure, the changing nature of celebrity, social media, sexism, Zayn Malik, mentalism and tea. And I also talk a bit about this blog (which is now so old it’s in its last year […]
People with bipolar disorder are more than twice as likely to have suffered childhood adversity. Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme depressive and manic states which impair quality of life and increase suicide risk. An urgent need in this field is better understanding of risk factors that can be used to improve detection and treatment.
Today I’m having trouble coming up with some moving, intellectual, quotable words of wisdom for you to take away with you that would change your lives for the better! So, instead, I’m going to use someone else’s words: “It’s not the...Show More Summary
Structured group psychoeducation sessions could be more successful in treating patients in the early stages of bipolar disorder than standard peer-support offered by the NHS and the voluntary sector, research has found.
What is the risk of developing a mental disorder if a brother or sister has the condition? Now a large survey using data from all patients hospitalized in psychiatric wards in Israel, and their siblings, has given some answers: having...Show More Summary
If you have bipolar disorder, there’s one thing you can’t afford – complacency. Complacency is just too darned close to giving up. And giving up, for us, can really do us in. It can mean that the bipolar wins and we lose, and we just can’t let that happen. Show More Summary
Mark’s piece has made me want to try and put something into words that I’ve long struggled to, and that I probably will struggle to now (edit: reading over this, yeah, I did). I am struggling to write generally at the moment. I’ve been writing this blog for almost a decade now (which is fairly […]
By my lovely friend @markoneinfour http://www.sounddelivery.org.uk/2016/09/13/mark-brown-powerful-magic-personal-stories/Filed under: Mental health
Using so-called next-generation genome sequencing, researchers have identified 84 potential inherited gene mutations that may contribute to the most severe forms of bipolar disorder. About 5.6 million Americans are estimated to have bipolar disorder, say the authors of a new report.
Crucial opportunities to manage bipolar disorder early are being lost because individuals are waiting an average of almost six years after the onset of the condition before diagnosis and treatment, suggests a new report.
We recently received an email message from Jeffrey Loeb, a film producer, announcing the release of his new film, A Light Beneath Their Feet. We haven’t had a chance to […]