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Hi, I'm 22 years old and a student of philosophy and mathematics. I've struggled with bipolar disorder for several years, but was able to manage it without help. That worked up till a year ago where a powerful mania and subsequent depression forced me to be triaged and about a month after that... Full Bio
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No, I am not dead, just a writer now and doing fine by James Claims Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I’ve just been writing a book. It’s about living with bipolar disorder, suicide, and relationships. I wrote one before that too. It’ll never see the light of day. Anyways, I ... Read on »
The Physicality of Mania by James Claims Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Something that I find that is not discussed at length with mania is the strange physicality of it. There are a host of mental disturbances that come with it, for me it’s the ... Read on »
Somehow Delisted From Google And New Job by James Claims Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Woefully busy this week. New job as a business consultant and personal assistant to the owner. Lots of work to do since my job description is “all of the above”. Today I res ... Read on »
Geodon And All Its Mysteries by James Claims Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Long week behind me. I had another job interview and more importantly, I sent my book off to a copy editor to be reviewed. The woman has Random House connections so here’s h ... Read on »
Maybe I Will Get Tested For This… by James Claims Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I discovered something about myself last night and this morning. I might be dyslexic and never knew it. I’ve been browsing some of the requirements and I fit some and don’t ... Read on »
Ugh – Job Hunting by James Claims Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I’m trying to find a job. School is not a good addition to the mix, but that can be left behind in January. What’s killing me is that I am really finding a job that I can tu ... Read on »
I do not miss this – Geodon by James Claims Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I love Geodon. Love it. Finally, a drug that works for me and does what it’s supposed to. But I still have to break it in and I don’t miss that. Last night I tried taking 12 ... Read on »
Music, Equipment, and Love by James Claims Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Okay, this is not romantic love, it’s love of music. I’m an audio engineer by night until the venue that I worked with closed its doors. It’s nothing too worrisome since I’m ... Read on »
Smoking, Mania, Impulses by James Claims Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I’m trying to quit smoking. I’m going through way too many every day and I’m trying to run as well. Exercise and cigarettes do not mix in any pleasant way. I’ve quit before, ... Read on »
Always Take With Food – PSA by James Claims Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder This is just a short PSA about taking drugs as directed. DO IT! If you’re looking for why, take this nice article and wonderful graph to illustrate why fat is so important f ... Read on »
Manic by James Claims Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder A careful observer would note that this is written around 7am central time. That’s an hour after I woke up this morning. And that’s after 5 hours of sleep. I’m not trying to ... Read on »
Busy and Medicated by James Claims Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Wow, I’ve been meaning to write but life has gotten hectic and filled with various projects. Part of it is starting up another business. I returned from Cali to discover tha ... Read on »
broken laptop, twisted ankle, and bored by James Claims Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I haven’t posted in a while due to my lack of a computer. But, today I’ll try using a nexus 7 to post with. The back story is that my siblings left for Wisconsin to go to a ... Read on »
Violence, Movies, and the Danes by James Claims Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I love movies. I don’t just like seeing them and enjoying some popcorn, I enjoy dissecting them down to the technical levels (particularly the audio). And while staying out ... Read on »
Reading and Getting My Brain Back by James Claims Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I’ve been reading like a mad man this week. So far I’ve knocked off 5 books, including the hefty 600 page American Gods (which is fantastic by the way). By the end of today, ... Read on »
Not So Interesting Blurb About What I’m Doing by James Claims Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder This isn’t really a post about anything in particular. I’m just waiting for walgreens to finish filling my prescription. The pharmacists out here are sub par. They hand me m ... Read on »
Next Stop, Toronto! by James Claims Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder As Inch Label pointed out in a comment, my brain is going a little manic. Cross checking some dates and this is about when it starts to happen and I swing up into the summer ... Read on »
Cutting It Out by James Claims Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I’m doing it again. I’m getting rid of alcohol except for at most a beer at night, on occasion. And I’m limiting my caffeine intake. One double shot in the morning, then may ... Read on »
One Off Stories : 30 Paces (violence) by James Claims Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Part of me wants to write longer story forms, but I’ve gotten in the habit of writing really short works that only take up a page or two. When I’m in a creative mood, I do s ... Read on »