Emily Dickinson got us bipolar persons right frequently. Check this one out. She's one of my favourite poets evah!
A Depression episode is NOT fun. We are unable to do things, and we watch helplessly as projects we are doing fail. We can't even do personal or home maintenance. We stop going out and meeting people because we can't get out of the house and because we become afraid of people. During the depression... Continue Reading →
You might not know what to say to someone who has just come out of a depression episode. No need to be awkward, do this.
What you can do if a friend who is has depression or is bipolar and has been out of contact for a while.
I cope well with failed activities and tasks, but it is awkward when they come up in conversations with others. Things I can do and things family and friends can do to deal with this.
What happens if you are having a panic attack / anxiety attack and you venture out to meet with people. Why doing this may be a good thing even if you don't like doing it.
If you just got diagnosed as being bipolar, remember that it's a real illness, and dealing with it is going to take some time. Here are some pointers on what to do next.
Seroquel works as an antimanic and antianxiety drug. It stabilises my moods, allows me to focus and get tasks done, and relieves my anxiety of people. But it also makes me very sleepy and groggy.
My experience has been that when psychiatrists prescribe a new drug to deal with the mood swings, they don't provide quite as much information as they should. In the early days just after my diagnosis, this was a problem since the implicit message from the doctors was "If you take this antidepressant, then you'll stop... Continue Reading →
Wondering if you are depressed? Here are the signs to look for, sorted from the mild ones that appear early in a depression episode to the awful ones that signal a bad depression episode.
Here's a little story that happens to be true... When I was prescribed Seroquel, my psychiatrist informed me that it would make you sleepy. What they didn't tell me is just how sleepy Seroquel would make me. So the first time I took Seroquel, I followed the psychiatrist's advice and took a 100 mg dose... Continue Reading →