I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder late in life. While most are diagnosed in their teens and 20’s, I was frolicking about, living life in the fast lane. Continue reading Bipolar Disorder: Finally Diagnosed
Borderline personality and bipolar: These two disorders are often confused. They both have symptoms of impulsiveness and mood swings. But they are different disorders and have different treatments. Continue reading Borderline Personality Disorder vs. Bipolar Disorder
Living in my skin has never really been a walk in the park.
I’m sure this is the same for most of you! Continue reading My Life
Growing up for me was never a walk in the park. From the time I was born to now an adult life always seemed unfair. Continue reading Growing Up Unstable And Dysfunctional
What may be unusual to some, is quite normal for another. What am I talking about, simply pet therapy. Many of us have a dog, cat, fish, reptile, etc. In some cases our pets turn into a form of therapy for those with a mental illness.
Treatments and drugs
Treatment for seasonal affective disorder may include light therapy, medications and psychotherapy. If you have bipolar disorder, tell your doctor Continue reading Seasonal Affective Disorder Explained Part 2
WHAT IS SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER (SAD)
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you’re like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, zapping your energy and making you feel moody. Less often, SAD causes depression in the spring or early summer. Continue reading Seasonal Affective Disorder Explained Part 1
I recently got on the topic of why men don’t ask for directions, and it spurred a conversation as to why there are so few men who are statistically undiagnosed with mental illness.
So, I’ve sort of avoided this topic. The topic of the relationship between my dad and I.
Why fight stigma? Good question.