Bipolar Disorder

The Emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home

A Manic Ambulance Joy Ride (Guest Post)

In this emerging blogger post, Noose Girl of Breathing With a Noose writes about an ambulance joy ride in the context of bipolar mania. Entrance and intake processing is finally complete. Before the doctor moves me from the emergency room to the next phase of my visit, he bestows the knowledge that I may have bipolar …

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The Emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home

Manic Psychosis (Guest Post)

In this emerging blogger post, Brittany of BiPolarMania writes about experiencing manic sychosis as part of bipolar disorder. Psychosis is a mental disorder characterized by symptoms like delusions and hallucinations that indicate a break from reality. Paranoia is a common symptom of psychosis. When I was entering my final year of University I experienced a …

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Book Review: Polishing the Facets of Life with Bipolar

Polishing the Facets of Life with Bipolar is a memoir by E.M. Sebree about learning to live with bipolar disorder. Like many people bipolar, she was first diagnosed with depression, which was triggered by sexual abuse.  While she was still in high school she became manic, and she shares the psychotic symptoms she experienced and her …

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Book Review: Bring Me To Light

Bring Me To Light: Embracing my Bipolar and Social Anxiety by Eleanor Segall describes her journey with mental illness, from pre-diagnosis through her work on recovery. It’s written in clear, simple language, making it easy to understand for readers with no background knowledge of mental illness. She begins by talking about her Jewish heritage and …

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The Emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home

Tuesdays Mean Therapy (Guest Post)

In this emerging blogger post, Amy E. Russo writes about getting weekly therapy for bipolar disorder. >If you’re looking for me on Tuesday mornings, you can always find me rolling up to my therapist’s office, iced coffee in hand, 10 minutes early, always. Like clockwork, every week, that is where I’ll be. I’ve been going …

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What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)

What Is… Ultra Rapid & Ultradian Cycling in Bipolar Disorder

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week, we’re looking at ultra rapid and ultradian cycling in bipolar disorder. Before we get into that, let’s take it down a notch and consider rapid cycling, which describes the frequency of switching between mania/hypomania and depression in bipolar disorder. …

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Book Review: Bipolar Me

Bipolar Me by Janet Coburn explores her journey with bipolar II disorder.  The book is made up of blog posts, which are divided into chapters based on theme.  The chapters cover topics like the symptoms of bipolar disorder, the “med-go-round”, times of struggling, dealing with social situations, and broader societal issues.  Each post is pretty …

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God Knows Where I Am: A Story of Death By Mental Illness

The disturbing documentary God Knows Where I Am tells the story of Linda Bishop, and her death after being released from a state psychiatric hospital. The film includes readings from Linda’s journal, and commentary from people who knew her, including her sister and her daughter. Their words powerfully captured the pain and frustration of a …

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MH@H book review: An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison

Book Review: An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison is an intimate look into the havoc that bipolar disorder can wreak. The book captures her journey with bipolar, from its emergence in her late teens to its effects on her accomplished career as a clinical psychologist and university professor. The book contains rich descriptions, and it’s searingly …

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