Tag: bipolar disorder

Increase Life Expectancy – Throwback Thursday

Today’s Throwback is from March 13, 2014 Average Life Expectancy The life expectancy of those with bipolar disorder is 9.2 years less than the U.S. national average, but don’t sit back and think there’s nothing you can do about it. The likely reasons for the shorter life are: Higher suicide Greater Risk of Chronic Disease Lack of Medical Care Medical…

Seizures and Bipolar Disorder – Throwback Thursday

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. At the time I was…

Bipolar, Depression, Drinking, Drugging – Throwback

This weeks Throwback Thursday was originally posted January 30, 2014: When I first stumbled upon this recent study, I had to laugh. I mean, another study that links mental illness with substance abuse? Really? Was there a need to spend more time and money to discover what has been discovered again and again and again? Well, to my surprise, there…

Mister President – Throwback

A Reminder Just a quick reminder that all entries in the “Caption This” contest must be in my midnight tonight. Here’s a link to yesterday’s post for all the info you need. Caption This.   This Throwback Was Originally Posted in June 2008   President George Bush The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington DC 20500 Dear President Bush,…

Starting Over

Nebraska Here I Come At 25 yrs old I decided I needed a change in my life. Because it was an easy transfer with my company, I chose to move to Nebraska from North Carolina. I made a bunch of changes without a plan for starting over. My life there was no better or worse…just meh. I played the victim.…

Questioning My Bipolar Diagnosis

Last week I shared that my pdoc has on my file that I have schizoaffective disorder. It was a surprise to me and I haven’t talked with him about it because he’s out sick. It was the doctor on call who mentioned it. After this news, I discussed it with my therapist, who was equally surprised by this diagnosis. I…

Hypersexuality

A word of warning…as you can see by the title, todays post is about hypersexuality and I will be speaking with honesty and candidness, as I do with all subjects. If this is going to be more info than you care to know about me, it’d probably be best to put your fingers in your ears and loudly go “la…

Laughter and Bipolar Disorder

Laughter and Bipolar Disorder To me, Bipolar Disorder is a serious disease that is taken too seriously. I love to laugh. I mean really love to laugh. What makes me laugh? I like slapstick, dark humor, children’s jokes, knock-knock jokes, dirty jokes, puns and more. You know what else I love to laugh at? Jokes about bipolar disorder, depression and…

Spoiled Brat or Bipolar?

Today I’m going to tell a story about a young man named Bradley. Some of these will sound like I’m rambling; some won’t make a connection. I will kind of go all over the place, but that’s the way my mind worked, so it’s okay. Sadly, there is so much I don’t remember from my childhood that I’ll only be…