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thollett

California
I am a 39yo married male who recently was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. I have 4 children 3 girls (10 Shaela, 15 Chloe lives with aunt, 19 Alyssa just gave birth to my grandson Bishop) and 1 stepson (17 Alex who wants/needs out) I have always felt that my mood swings have effected my family in a negative way, pushing me/them away :-(. I also thought that my crazy outburst were...
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Malybee

Magna, Utah
I can't give solutions to all of life's problems, doubts, or fears. But I can listen to you, and together we will search for answers. I can't change your past with all it's heartache and pain, nor the future with its untold stories. But I can be there now when you need me to care. I can't keep your feet from stumbling. I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall. Your joys,...

Tamara S. Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
I have been following a healing path for many years. The stress from child abuse and PTSD resulted in a life of pain and illness.   Diagnosed with lupus, fibromyalgia, migraines, IBS, insomnia, gluten intolerance, chronic depression and bipolar disorder, I have spent 25 years learning how to heal. This healing path has taught me that disease diagnoses are only labels and do not...

SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Perpetual Student, Recovering Psychiatrist After college I completed a PhD in Neuroscience from the Center for Brain Research at the University of Rochester.  I found myself getting tired of working with rats all day, and so I attended medical school, then completed a residency in Anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania. I was an anesthesiologist and pain doc for about 8 years,...

annhertel Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Somewhere, Tennessee
The bipolar disorder diagnosis at the age of 23 was a relief to know I was not simply a bad person and there was a reason for the way I have felt. Yet I have been struggling to cope and understand this disorder... what does it mean? How do the brain imbalances affect my behavior and moods? Why do I rapid cycle? Why do I get obsessive thoughts? Is there a link between mania and memory? Is there...

Moopz Health Maven

United States
Who am I? Ainâ??t that the question! To most people I am a strong entrepreneur who has lived all over the world doing business with some of the largest organizations. Someone you can count on to just be there for you any time of day or night. But in fact, I am a vulnerable person. I am very fragile and my bipolar condition often sits in the driver seat of my life. In fact, you as readers...
Communities: Bipolar Disorder

mycrazybipolarlife Health MavenFacebook

United Kingdom
I'm a mental health blogger from the UK in my late twenties and a sufferer of bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, agoraphobia and self harming. I have also lost a child who was stillborn in 2007 and have some fertility issues (PCOS). I started my blog in December 2009 and have been through quite a lot in that time including hospitalisation and psychotic symptoms. I write as often as...

Sean Blackwell Health Maven

Brazil
In 1996 I had an experience normally called "mania" by most psychiatrists. At its peak, I was in such a state of ectasy that I thought I had died. The episode ended with me being handcuffed by two police officers and taken to Psychiatric Emergency because I had refused the officer's request to put my clothes back on, in the ballroom of a Toronto Hotel. At the hospital, I could see...
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Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven

Grand Blanc, Michigan
Biography I am Dr. Hal Sommerschield. I have my Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University. I also have a BA degree from the University of Michigan, a B.D. degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and a M.A. degree from Michigan State University. I decided to become a psychologist after taking a high school class, which introduced me to Sigmund Freud's theories....

Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Tucson, Arizona
I am an educator, writer, author, speaker and mental health advocate. My goals are to be loving, educate, encourage, empower those affected by mental illness, abolish mental illness myths & misunderstandings, eradicate stigma surrounding diseases of the brain,write creatively, speak provocatively, live passionately, and inspire hope. In addition to managing my own website, I regularly...