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Bipolar Disorder Family History Risk Factor for Recurrent Hypomanic/Manic Episodes in Major Depressive Disorder

Published on October 1, 2012 at 9:15 AM By Ingrid Grasmo, medwireNews Reporter A family history of bipolar disorder increases the likelihood of recurrent episodes of hypomania or mania (H/M) in individuals with prior major depressive disorder, suggest findings published … Continue reading

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Stopping Self-Harm Urges Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) | Bipolar Burble | Natasha Tracy | Writer

I’m posting from Natasha Tracy’s blog the following, with the thought that this is basic but useful information concerning DBT and avoiding self-harm. Self-Harm Avoidance Techniques T – Change your body temperature to change your autonomic nervous system (the part … Continue reading

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Can We gain Authentic Happiness through Positive Psychology?

A lot of attention is paid to the psychology of pathological mental illness, but not much attention is paid to the psychology of improving our human condition.  I read multiple blogs and many just make me want to shoot myself … Continue reading

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Embedding Newer, More Severe Form of Self-Injury

Embedding, a method of self-injury found mainly among teens, apparently has become a more common occurrence. Embedding was first recognized around 2007.  Reports say that a student made the original discovery when he was compiling information for a radiology database … Continue reading

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How Art Helps Brent Dewell Express His Inner State and Cope with Bipolar Disorder

“This is how uncertainty…anxiety…not knowing… looks to me,” said Brent Dewell as he told me about his years as an inpatient suffering bipolar disorder and explained what it was like being housed on a state hospital’s forensics unit.   “It … Continue reading

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Tiger Blood Now Available! Heralded as Great News for Less-than-Manic Trolls!

Thank God someone has finally packaged it!  I can’t remember how many times I’ve heard a friend say, “Gee, being bipolar is really a kick…you should try it sometime!”  Now we can all stalk with tigers instead of roll with … Continue reading

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Jumping for Jesus Lands Christian in Jail

Christian’s Tale I didn’t think about whether it was illegal…I just had to do it.  My mind was En Fuego with thoughts, my mind was harassing and agitating me and it felt like my life depended upon jumping from things…and … Continue reading

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Lithium Sun sets, Then Rises

The pop artist Sting wrote a song entitled “Lithium Sunset.”  Many fans believe that Sting may be bipolar and takes lithium.  Rumors have it that Sting told reporters in an early interview that he has tried to kill himself, and … Continue reading

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Sylvia Rides Psyche’s Wing

In this story names and locations have been altered. A series of three firm jabs to my shoulder startled me from my reverie.  “I know you, don’t I?  Don’t I know you? I’m Sylvia, remember me? ” the voice asked … Continue reading

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