A Reminder Before I begin, I want to remind you all that entries in the Caption This contest must be in by midnight tonight. If you missed it, the info is on yesterday’s post. This weeks throw-back is from May, 2014 When The Seizures Began About 15 years ago I had a series of blackouts. […]
Category: bipolar disease
Accolades From GoodTherapy.org
It’s been a couple of months since my last post, but I’ll always come back and write a post if it strokes my ego. Unbeknownst to me, this blog received special attention from GoodTherapy.org a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t know about it because I have been bad about checking my email regularly. Good Therapy […]
A Brief History of Bipolar Disorder
Have you had someone ask why they’ve never heard of bipolar disorder? Asked why no one had bipolar disorder when they were younger? Told you that bipolar disorder seems like the flavor of the month? I’ve heard all of the above many times and it’s damned frustrating. It makes me feel like they are invalidating […]
Is Being Bipolar All That I Am?
I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2007 and started this blog in 2008. I’m still not sure why I started it, but whatever the reason, it became a big deal to me – a very big deal. Friends, family and acquaintances started reading it and it opened conversations about bipolar and how it affects […]
What’s My Diagnosis?
When I sat down to write this article I intended it to be about missing my animal friends. I haven’t seen them in a very long time. My cat, my dog and my donkey all went away years ago. None of us were all that close. In fact, I never touched them. The closest I’d […]
Bipolar Disorder Symptoms Anyone Can Understand
You’ve probably read the various websites that list 5, 10 or 20 signs you may have bipolar disorder. You know the ones – they say that those with bipolar have racing thoughts, delusions of grandeur, easily distracted, hypersexuality, and so on. I find these lists rather vague and confusing. Compare a list of bipolar symptoms […]
Beginners Guide to Bipolar Disorder
Class is in session. It’s time for the beginners guide to bipolar disorder. Being diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression is scary. You’ve probably known something just hasn’t felt right for most of your life, but weren’t sure why. Now you know. For me the diagnosis was both scary and a relief. I was relieved […]
Risky Behavior and Bipolar Disorder
The Problem – Risky Behavior One of the first things I learned when I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder is that those of us who have the disease are more likely to pursue risky behavior. Some examples are excessive spending, gambling, drugs and alcohol abuse, unsafe sex and other sexual indiscretions, reckless driving, suddenly quitting […]
Of Two Minds: A Review
This review is two years late. I had never heard of the 2012 documentary film “Of Two Minds,” and am fortunate Maurice stumbled upon it while surfing through movies available on Netflix Instant Play. Because I had never seen the film, I can assume that many others missed this sometimes good, sometimes bad, always interesting […]
Seizures and Bipolar Disorder: Is There a Connection?
When The Seizures Began About 15 years ago I had a series of blackouts. At the time I was living in Stockton, California, which is about 80 miles east of San Francisco. From my viewpoint the blackouts weren’t so bad. I would blackout suddenly and then come out of it suddenly. It would seem like […]