I don’t like to give credit to anything that’s dark or twisted like bipolar disorder: it’s a dangerous disease, statistics show that 1 In 4 people die from it by taking their own lives. But my doctor tells me that it’s a double edge sword – it’s not a good thing that I have it but I can be thankful because it’s a big part of my creativity. Beth Hart on how bipolar disorder manifests itself in the process of her songwriting.
Hating the sound of other people chewing makes me you special.
“I just want so badly to die,” I said to my friend. “I don’t understand why God won’t allow me to die. Or at least help me find a medication that works.” “No offense,” he told me, “but anyone in your position would want to kill herself. What you’re feeling is perfectly normal.” NORMAL. Huh.
Redefining normal: Are You Depressed, Bipolar, or Just Human?
Are ‘bipolar’, ‘depressed’ and ‘human’ mutually exclusive terms, one wonders…
These People Won’t Be Defined By Their Bipolar Disorder. Here’s Why.
Parts of me have always been and will always be defined by my neurobiological disorders.
Stop Trying to Stop Enabling Bipolar Behavior!
15 things you didn’t know about bipolar disorder.
It is there for life. Bipolar is a tough, hard thing. In boxing at least you can see your opponent. You stand toe-to-toe. They hit you, you hit them back. But with mental illness you can’t always see it. It comes from the shadows and all of a sudden ‘bang’, you are down. Frank Bruno fights back against bipolar disorder relapse and says he will win
What should we have known?’: A wife on handling her husband’s bipolar disorder.
‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Taryn Manning’s New Indie Says Something Novel About Bipolar Disorder.
Thanks Fryane, for the following two links.
Royal College of Psychiatry Blog Zone
Therapist’s Own Treatment a Shock : Psychiatry: Martha Manning wrote in her book what she wouldn’t have disclosed in a job interview–her experiences with ECT.
Stephen Fry interview on Australia’s Lateline:
(Bipolar) Actor Who Voiced Charlie Brown Pleads Guilty to Death Threats
I used ketamine to treat depression
“I suffer from what I call pre traumatic stress disorder; I’m pretty sure something s*** is going to happen but I don’t know when.” David Feherty
Former Wichitan Finds Bipolar Disorder Life-Changing.
What Is Unique About Bipolar Disorder in Young People?
What are brain zaps?
The Bipolar Disorder Definition of “I’m Fine”
Human trials suggest ‘rescued’ drug could be safer treatment for bipolar disorder.
Brain patterns in ADHD and bipolar disorder (all research subjects were women)
Genome-wide analysis implicates microRNAs and their target genes in the development of bipolar disorder
Using ‘mood maths’ to understand more about bipolar disorder
Association between genetic risk scoring for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with regional subcortical volumes
Mayo Clinic: Psychiatric diagnoses are still based on criteria that focus on behavioral observation and symptom endorsement without corresponding biological validation. This contrasts with other fields of medicine, where diagnosis and treatment are often based not only on a sound clinical examination, but also biological tests based on validated biomarkers. Biological markers, or biomarkers, are quantitative measurements that provide information about biological processes, a disease state or about response to treatment (Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Biomarkers Research Group definition). There is increasing interest in developing feasibility studies for biomarker identification in mood disorders.