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Why I Still Fear My Illness

Posted on June 30, 2015 in Depression Mania

The future remains an unprinted page whereupon there are no answers.

Breakthrough Episode

Posted on June 28, 2015 in Exuberance Mania Psychotropics Rage & Annoyance

You think you have The Beast sealed under a layer of concrete, but the covering proves to be no stronger than a sheet.

Genotypes and Phenotypes: Why We Have Bipolar Disorder

Posted on June 25, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Genes

The moral of this story is that you are not damned by your genes. They are not a curse, they are not predestination.

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Vulture View and Bunnyhenge

Posted on June 21, 2015 in Body Language Calm Daily Life Mania Photos Travels - So Cal

Two doses of Xanax in succession seem to have brought me out of the mania.

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Triggered

Posted on June 19, 2015 in Agitation Daily Life Mania

The signs are clear: combativeness, difficulty dealing with difficult people, the color red seems unusually intense, and a slight shaking that no one can see but I can sense.

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I Am Not My Disease — And It Doesn’t Matter How I Identify Myself

Posted on June 16, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Mental Illness Psycho-bunk Reflections

I asked her to show me a study that showed that this self-identification was harmful. Silence.

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My Life with Bipolar Disorder, Part 3: Mood Stabilizers

Posted on June 15, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Medications Video

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My Life with Bipolar Disorder, Part 2: Medication (Video)

Posted on June 5, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Psychotropics Video

A video describing the various medications that I have been on and their effects on me.

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Video: My Life with Bipolar Disorder: Part 1, Diagnosis

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Video

A video in which I describe how I came to be diagnosed during my one and only hospitalization

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Selected as a Bipolar Blog of the Year

Posted on May 15, 2015 in Bipolar Disorder Gratitude

It is nice to know that I am seen out there along some of the best.

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The Sickness of May and June

Posted on May 4, 2015 in Body Language Depression

Curses on the May Disorder. Curses on June Gloom. Sixty days before it passes. Sixty not quite miserable, annoying days.

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Accountability and the Grim Facts of Depression

Posted on April 22, 2015 in Anxiety Attitudes Compassion Depression Guilt

The black spiral literally knocked me off my feet. I decided on my own to stop taking Geodon — a horrible drug that left me dizzy for all but the last three to four hours of my waking day — and I crashed and crashed hard. My bedroom was my habitation; my cats my constant […]

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