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Writing a Roller Coaster - An Author's Bipolar Disorder

From everydayhealth.com

TRANSCRIPT: Sanjay Gupta, MD, Everyday Health: The list of great writers, painters, and musicians who suffered from what we now call bipolar disorder is long. It includes Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Beethoven, Virginia Woolf, and many more. Of all the severe mental illnesses, it is bipolar or manic-depressive illness that seems…

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Bipolar disorder and the creative mind

From google.com

Editor's note: Kay Redfield Jamison is professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and co-author of the standard medical text on bipolar disorders and recurrent depression. She has written extensively about mood disorders and creativity and is the author of An Unquiet Mind, a memoir about her…

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4 months
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Why We Must Meet Mental Illness w/ Love not Shame by Bruce Richman

From henryharbor.com

Lately I've noticed people discard, devalue and abandon friends and family suffering from depression or other mental illness. I've heard, verbatim: "I can't rescue her. It's not my responsibility to save her." "His wife is bipolar. She's crazy." "If she would just get a job and take care of herself."

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5 months
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The Secret Dual Lives of People Living With Mental Illness

From slate.com

For many years Liz Obert woke up, got dressed, went to work, and acted as if everything was fine. Once she returned home, however, she found herself lying around depressed, feeling hopeless and full of dread. Diagnosed in her early 20s with depression, Obert said she tried therapy and medication,…

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1 month
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Schizophrenia Revealed To Be 8 Genetically Distinct Disorders

From iflscience.com

Just over 1 percent of the American population has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, a severe mental disorder that causes debilitating symptoms including paranoid delusions, auditory hallucinations, and impaired social behavior. A new study has revealed that schizophrenia is not one disease, but eight disorders with genetically distinct causes.

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3 months

Pioneering online treatment for people with bipolar disorder

From sciencedaily.com

The first effective web-based treatment for Bipolar Disorder based on the latest research evidence has been developed by psychologists. 92% of the participants in the trial of the online intervention found the content positive — and one said it had changed her life.

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4 months
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How Can I Stop Cutting?

From kidshealth.org

Resisting the Urge to Cut If you've been cutting and you want to stop, here are some approaches that might help you. For people who cut, doing something different may be a big change. Making this change can take time because you are learning new ways of dealing with the…

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7 months
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10 Tips for Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

From nami.org

Work can play a vital role in recovery-it gives the day purpose. As a volunteer or employee finishing a project, meeting new people, learning new skills and sharing ideas can give us a feeling of accomplishment. All of these things work to boost our self-esteem and motivate us to stay…

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8 months