If you experience mania, you won’t complain of problems. You feel fantastic. It’s others around you who see you aren’t yourself. Mania symptoms vary, between people and, over time, in one person. Your elevated mood can be infectious and it’s as though you’re the life of the party. You’llContinue Reading

Carrie Fisher was so much more than Princess Leia: — The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) December 27, 2016 “I never could take alcohol. I always said I was allergic to alcohol, and that’s actually a definition to alcoholism—an allergy of the body and an obsession of the mind,” sheContinue Reading

What's it like to live with bipolar? We asked people with bipolar: — Mental Health Fdn (@mentalhealth) June 7, 2016 For me this is important because my experience is very unusual. I took antidepressants in my last year of school which, when I arrived at University and tookContinue Reading On January 1st, 2016 at Picton, New Zealand, heading East counter-clockwise on foot, solo and unsupported, an endurance-defying attempt by veteran and World Record holder Christopher Neil Linton (53), aka The Earth Walk Man, to become the first person in recorded history to circumambulate [walk] the entire picturesque NorthContinue Reading The study findings support previous research that suggests nearly half of all patients who have bipolar disorder will first be diagnosed with major depression. Inappropriate treatment due to misdiagnosis can have a harmful effect on patients and potentially makes the illness harder to treat; antidepressants alone have been shownContinue Reading Does your child go through intense mood changes? Does your child have extreme behavior changes too? Does your child get too excited or silly sometimes? Do you notice he or she is very sad at other times? Do these changes affect how your child acts at school or atContinue Reading

Bipolar Disorder and Drug Abuse — Kyle MacDonald (@kylemacd) October 14, 2015 From Psychcentral – Bipolar Disorder and Drug Abuse By Brenda Richardson know it was wrong of me to smoke when there were children in the house, but I wouldn’t have been able to function without that timeContinue Reading