Epilim (Depakote, divalproex sodium) does works as a mood stabiliser. It's also a case study about when a medication works, but not exactly the way you expect.
Depressed and manic people need a space where they can retreat into when things get overwhelming. Why a safe space needed and what it's used for.
Keeping a mood chart is the best way for you to understand your depression and mania cycles. Here's an easy one to set up.
Yes, I've tried suicide. A number of times and failed each time. Which mostly means that I'm not very good at trying to kill myself. Ok, so that's a bit of macabre humour, but suicide is generally a taboo subject and I'm scared of it, so I thought I'd try to lighten up the mood.... Continue Reading →
The following are the official signs of what consists a manic or depressed episode and what Bipolar Disorder is. The information is taken from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, (DSM-IV), published by the American Psychiatric Association. Personally, I think this information is confusing or vague and is not quite as... Continue Reading →
I get by... When I'm depressed, I need help in order to prevent myself from staying home and hiding. Yeah, I do that . It turns out there is nothing I can do to stop this from happening. Once the depression kicks in, I'm pretty much caught in its patterns, and I can't get out... Continue Reading →