Monthly Archives: September 2016

Suicide Rate Correlations You May Not Have Known About

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 42,773 Americans die by suicide each year. That’s 117 people every day. When you think of what may be causing these suicides, instinctually, you might assume depression and/or mental illness. And you … Continue reading

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Attitude of Gratitude Positive Affirmations Free Affirmations

Present Tense Affirmations I have an attitude of gratitude My thoughts are focused on positivity and thankfulness I am sincerely grateful and this attracts positivity into my life I take time to be grateful for something as simple as a … Continue reading

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Never Ending War

Standing on the edge Kicking me off my bed Dragging to the grave   Loud voices in my head Sinking my judgement I can see through   Heart drowning Impossible to breathe   Too proud to give up Too weak to … Continue reading

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Focus

It’s not everyday that we catch a glimpse of the sun waking up Or going to bed.   There is beauty all around us That we don’t often see We just focus on misery. JmaC

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Endure

An insane person invented time It’s the only way to either Measure out pain Or endure it JmaC

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Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder

Introduction Anxiety can be a symptom of bipolar disorder. This was recognized by the fellow who originally described bipolar disorder as such, Dr. Emil Kraepelin, back in 1921. He described “anxious mania”, and also “excited depression”, which included a “great … Continue reading

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Mixed States

Anxious depression could be “bipolar”?! An international group of expertsISBD described anxiety in bipolar disorder thus: General hyperarousal Inner tension Irritability /impatience Agitation “Frantically anxious” These symptoms are not generally regarded as symptoms of bipolar disorder. Unfortunately, the very name … Continue reading

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Hypomania in clinical practice

Abstract Recent work suggests that a broad clinical spectrum of bipolar disorder is more common than previously thought and that the disorder may affect up to 5% of the population. The correct definition and diagnosis of hypomania is central to … Continue reading

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The Bipolarity Index: a 5-dimension, 100-pt. system

Dimen­sion 20 points 15 points 10 points 5 points 2 points Episode Charac­teristics Manicsymp­toms with “prom­inenteuphoria, gran­diosity or expan­sive­ness”. Manic symp­toms withdys­phoria, irritab­ility Hypo­manic symp­toms; or mania fol­lowing an anti­depres­sant Hypo­manic symp­toms fol­lowing an anti­depres­sant; or hypo­mania below DSM thres­hold; … Continue reading

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Bipolarity Index Table

The Bipolarity Index: a 5-dimension, 100-pt. system Dimen­sion 20 points 15 points 10 points 5 points 2 points Episode Charac­teristics Manicsymp­toms with “prom­inenteuphoria, gran­diosity or expan­sive­ness”. Manic symp­toms withdys­phoria, irritab­ility Hypo­manic symp­toms; or mania fol­lowing an anti­depres­sant Hypo­manic symp­toms fol­lowing an anti­depres­sant; … Continue reading

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