November Lecture with guest speaker, Dr. John Kelsoe:
Treatment Horizons in Bipolar Disorder: Stem Cells and Pharmacology
Date: Thursday, November, 8, 2012
Hey Batter, Batter … Swing!
"No one knows about a swing better than someone who has Bipolar Disorder.
Mood swings are the major part of my life. I’m either on my way up. Up. On my way down. Down. Or I’m “stable” waiting and not knowing if my next swing will be up or down.
I’ve experienced some incredible highs. I’ve gone days without sleep. I’ve written novels and stories in a stream of consciousness that is like spewing forth with no stopgap. No throttle."
Unresolved Issues can be like a spy waiting for its right time to make a move
I recently discovered a very important lesson and realization. Unresolved issues can bite you in the butt at any time without any distinct warning. They can cause anywhere from a little hiccup to complete devastation no matter where you are on the recovery trail. This came as should I say at best an irritating surprise.
Journal Keeping, Lists, etc.
Grey’s Anatomy – Teaching Hospitals and Psych Wards
By: Erica Loberg
An average of ten million viewers tune into Grey’s Anatomy a week, and in a recent episode we saw a glimpse into what the producers and writers of this acclaimed series think about inpatient psych treatment.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 Episode 2:
“I said no more damn restraints.”
“She doesn’t even belong on this floor. She’s violent, uncommunicative.”
The agony of accuracy
You are Not Alone
When you do everything right, and things still seem wrong
This may not hit home with all of you, but it is whats on my mind lately. Often we hear in movies and hospital shows the common line, "science can only come so far, and then there's God." I don't know about the rest of you, but I put a lot of trust in God, especially when it comes to battling this disorder. I sometimes have the fleeting worry, "what if my medicine stops working? What if my body starts to reject it? What if I'm faced with something stressful that I can't handle?"
Depression and the Plot of Your Life
By: Erica Loberg
Sometimes you’re not depressed, you’re just not happy. And given the world we live in with stress, and the realities of the plot of our lives, it’s hard to decipher the difference between chemical depression and self-inflicted depression.
How do you know if you are chemically depressed or simply emotionally upset from the plot of your life?