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Living with Bipolar Disorder. by Wendy H. Posted Mon 23 Jan 2012 7:18pm I would like to write more about my other chronic illnesses, not just Meniere’s.  It’s just that Meniere’s has ruled my life for a long time now. Today, I’d like to discuss what it means for me to live with Bipolar Disorder. First I’d like to explain there are different types of Bipolar Disorder.  (Formally known as Manic-Depression) ... Read on »
Dysthymic Disorder by Kent Brooks Facebook Posted Sat 02 Jun 2012 12:00am My choice of Dysthymic Disorder for purposes of this essay was both personal and professional.  First and foremost, I was attracted to this disorder because it resides in the gray area somewhere between an Axis I disorder and a personality disorder.  Because of this unique diagnostic positioning I feel as though I could reasonably j ... Read on »
What Is Bipolar Disorder? by Mom, Interrupted Posted Wed 01 Feb 2006 12:00am Bipolar Disorder: Many readers are part of the mental health community. For those who are not, it may be necessary to define and explain a few of the terms and symptoms that are associated with Bipolar Disorder. Most importantly, it is important to know that individuals with Bipolar Disorder are experiencing symptoms as unique as they are ... Read on »
Students With Depression Likely To Drop Out Of School by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted Fri 10 Jul 2009 11:34pm University students with depression are twice as likely as their classmates to drop out of school, new research shows. Two core symptoms of depression were noted in the study. The loss of interest in activities and depressed mood. But only the loss of interest was associated with lower grade point averages and the drop out rate ... Read on »
The DSM and pathologizing human experiences and giftedness by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Wed 03 Mar 2010 7:58pm Many people have been helped by professionals who make use of the labels and categories of mental health issues detailed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM. But many critics question the institutionalized categorizing of so much human behavior as “disorder” instead of ordinary experience, healthy divergenc ... Read on »
If there are 22,000 illness’s in this world I should technically be thankful even if I had just ten of them. by Lexie Posted Wed 18 Jan 2012 8:11pm Here are just the psychiatrist disorders we have discovered. For full affect, scroll quickly with head tilted back and eyes widened to incredibly height. A few gasps here and there would be helpful. Anxiety Disorders 309.9 Adjustment Disorder Unspecified Adjustment Disorders 309.24 Adj ... Read on »
How is Hypomania different from Mania or a Manic Episode? by David M. Posted Sat 08 Sep 2012 6:59pm Hypomanic Episodes In a post on Manic Episodes we talked about how episodes, according to the DSM are not diagnoses, they are “building blocks” out of which diagnosis are created. Someone could have either a manic episode or a hypomanic episode. The primary significance is the decision on labeling the condition as Bipolar one or Bipolar t ... Read on »
What is wrong with me? by David M. Posted Mon 02 Apr 2012 11:07pm Ever wonder what is wrong with you? Lots of clients ask me that question. Occasionally they want to know their diagnoses. Most of the time they are asking a whole lot more. Discussing a diagnosis with a client is a controversial thing. Some clinicians feel that a diagnosis is a label and the client is a whole lot more than their label. What ... Read on »
Bipolar, Mania, Cyclothymic and Hyperthymic Posts by David M. Posted Sun 23 Sep 2012 9:49pm Bipolar, Mania, Cyclothymic and Hyperthymic Posts Here is the most recent updated list of posts and links on Bipolar Disorders and related conditions.               1. What is Mania?  2.  Do medications or drugs cause mania or Bipolar disorder?  3. What is Mania or a Manic Episode?  4.  You Know You’re Manic When ... Read on »
The Value of Moodscope by Seth Roberts .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sat 10 Mar 2012 12:00am In 2007, Jon Cousins started tracking his mood to help NHS psychiatrists decide if he was cyclothymic (a mild form of bipolar disorder). After a few months of tracking, he started sharing his scores with a friend, who expressed concern when his score was low. Jon’s mood sharply improved, apparently because of the sharing. This led him to ... Read on »