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Posted on April 17, 2015 in Depression Mania Memory Reflections Stigma

What could they have said to a raging bullshit artist?

Why I Avoid Quaker Meeting: A Bipolar Man Explains

Posted on April 16, 2015 in Exuberance Mania Religion

Let this be written for those who come after and those who live now so that they may understand.

Why I Left the abUSEnet: A Bipolar Journey Through the Madness of Crowds

Posted on April 7, 2015 in Agitation Anxiety Hatred Humiliation Mania Netiots USEnet

I realized my cause was so hopeless that not even St. Jude could fix it even if I visited a church in his name every day for a hundred years.

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Grandiosity, Branding, and the Purposeless Driven Life

Posted on March 22, 2015 in Attitudes Mania Reflections Silicon Valley

I live with bipolar disorder and one of my symptoms is grandiosity.

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The InterNet Argument Addict

Posted on March 5, 2015 in Addictions Anger Frustration Mania Netiots

Difficult to end when I am feeling stable but energized and impossible when I am manic, InterNet disputes are a drug of choice for me. I just ended an exchange that went on for over an hour with someone on Facebook. She would not stop and neither would I. It seemed to me that no […]

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This new country: ADD

Posted on January 29, 2015 in ADD Mania Psychotropics

I seem to accrue more and more diagnoses to cover my symptoms.

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Colors

Posted on April 4, 2014 in Encounters Mania Therapy

“There are certain difficult things that I need to do,” I told my therapist, “but I can’t do them now because I would enjoy them just too much.”

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PTSD and Bipolar: Vampires in the Warehouse

Posted on March 17, 2014 in Encounters Mania PTSD Stigma

“You’re controlling me,” he shot back. “I’m the facilitator of this group,” I replied. “I’m supposed to do that.”

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Guilt vs. Shame: Torture vs. Tool

Posted on April 19, 2013 in Guilt Mania Therapy

I don’t think the answer is feeling guilty but part of my recovery has been to feel a proper amount of shame for the demonic releases that I perpetrated while I was high on my illness.

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Gun Addiction

Posted on January 17, 2013 in Addictions Mania Violence

Alex Jones and others like him require some time in rehab.

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Accountability and Loss of Memory

Posted on January 3, 2013 in Accountability Mania

I’ve seen many people in bipolar support groups counsel the newly diagnosed not to feel shame for things they did while they were in episode: it was the disease that did it, not them is the reasoning. This cleaving of the self, I think, does not help us get a handle on the illness and […]

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Depression Finds References Everywhere

Posted on November 23, 2011 in Bipolar Disorder Depression Grief Mania

Sorry for my absence. I got word a few weeks ago that my mother had a [[glioblastoma]] growing in her head and had only a few weeks to live. Since then, I have been swinging from depression to mania and back again, with a day or two here and there where I feel neither condition. […]

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