Bipolar Disorder Symptoms
YOU’RE BIPOLAR? WELCOME TO HIGH SCHOOL
By: Erica Loberg
I’ve always been open about being bipolar. Except at work. And now I know why.
I hate everything about mornings. Especially the waking up part. Also not a fan of birds chirping. Or sunshine. I’m not sure why I’m this way. I just tend to perk up at night, say around 7 p.m. That’s when I usually get a burst of energy and the desire to do something. I don’t know if this is part of the disorder, if anyone else feels this way? Or if I’m just nocturnal?
I went to my psychiatrist Friday for a follow-up from my initial visit a month ago. I’d had high hopes with the Wellbutrin/anxiety pill prescription combo. I felt better…happy…for a couple weeks. Then, depression set in. Like the can’t-get-out-of-bed variety. It sucked. I was hoping I’d found my miracle drug. So at my appointment Friday, I told the pretty, young nurse or whatever she is (I didn’t even see the psychiatrist) about my symptoms and started crying for some reason. I think it’s just that I’m so tired.
THE SIDE EFFECTS OF SIDE EFFECTS
By: Erica Loberg
“I’d rather been skinny and crazy than fat and sane.”
And that is no joke. We talk about side effects of our medications but what about the side effects we get from the side effects of your medication. I’m talking about fat. Yup. A woman’s favorite word to hate:
F A T.
Lecture: Transforming Mental Health Through Leadership and Collaboration -From Clinical Epidemiology to Clinical Trials
August Lecture with gues speaker, Dr. Mauricio Tohen:
Transforming Mental Health Through Leadership and Collaboration -From Clinical Epidemiology to Clinical Trials
Date: Monday, August, 27, 2012
Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy for Patients with Bipolar Disorder
Date: Monday, July 23, 2012
Speaker: Dr. Ellen Frank
Time: 9:00AM PST
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My Life Since Coming Out of the Closet or How Facebook Saved My Life
Idk why, but I'm feeling the need to out myself & what better place than fb? I'm bipolar 1 & am having postpartum MANIA. I was so scared of ppd that I never even thought of this side. I'm in solution - my team is observing me - I just felt compelled to share. Anything is possible in this world. I wasn't supposed to be able to have a baby at all. Yay God!
On April 14th 2011, Catherine Zeta Jones came out to the world that
she suffered from Bipolar II Disorder. Merely a year later, on June
15, 2012, Jones made an appearance on ABC’s The View and Joy Behar
inquired about her experience of Bipolar Disorder. Zeta briefly
responded to the query then moved onto promoting her upcoming film.
Insomnia….oh that blasted, dreaded word but there you have it what’s keeping others, like me, awake at night. So what is insomnia, what does it mean exactly? In layman’s terms…. You can’t sleep. More officially it means….the difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, associated with impairments of daytime functioning. Although it can occur at any age it is especially common in the elderly. Most of the time it is a side effect of one of several different sleep, medical or psychiatric disorders.