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Need to get off zyprexa and all antisicotic meds
I have been on zyprexa for 14 years and recently put on geodon for weight loss. I was on geodon for 28 days...More
Posted by An_259521
A Psychological Parable
A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a...More
Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. -Lolly Daskal
Posted by resiliancy500
Would it Be Easier? Poem
Would it Be Easier? Wouldn't it be easier if depression were an object? Something we could see, touch, or...More
"Live without pretending; Love without depending; Listen without defending; Speak without offending"--Drake
Posted by ddnos
meds
As I age I find my pillbox full, but with more meds to prevent physical conditions then those for my...More
Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. -Lolly Daskal
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How many different meds do you take each day to specifically treat your bipolar?
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Potential new therapist
Well, it's possible that I finally found a therapist. This person is someone who was referred to me by the...More
"Live without pretending; Love without depending; Listen without defending; Speak without offending"--Drake
Posted by ddnos
Stigma
So how do you handle stigma? In the beginning when the condition was known as manic-depression, few...More
Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. -Lolly Daskal
Posted by resiliancy500

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So, how do you handle knowledge of your bipolar?
  • Tell no one
  • Tell only on a "need to know" basis
  • Tell when in a forum or when giving needed information to others
  • Tell friends, family, and professionals
  • Tell everyone - bipolar and proud
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bipolar mirror
I am an all or nothing type of person, I can really only smile and nod for a short period before I burst. I...More
Posted by An_259461

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Can you see yourself getting better and is it attainable or does the thought present itself as a dream?
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Long standing diagnosis
Good morning to All, I was diagnosed Bipolar I in 2003 shortly after I had a very simple surgery that turned...More
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how many have multiple conditions along with bipol...
Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. -Lolly Daskal
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How many medical and/or psychological disorders are you living with in addition to bipolar?
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  • Bipolar and one or more psychological disorders
  • Bipolar and one or more medical conditions
  • Bipolare with one or more psychological condition and one or more
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Semi Wkly Bipolar Post/poss. triggers
Hello my dahlings, In the last 7 or so days, how have you been, what have you been up to, how have you felt,...More
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Bit under my tongue, small flap of skin?
I bit the underside of my tongue the other day while I was having a meal, and I checked it out right after my...More
Posted by An_259428
wellness
i will not be defined by moments that occurred beyond my control when i was blind lacking insight and...More
Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. -Lolly Daskal
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How much of your life have you lived in wellness?
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Adult child with bipolar disorder
Our 30 year-old son has been living on his own since he graduated college 8 years ago. He has not been able to...More
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Seroquel and muscle pain
I am so happy I found this discussions! I've been on Seroquel XR for 3 months now. While I am reaping the...More
Posted by liz54321
bipolar disorder sleep habits
I have a 39 yr. old son with bipolar disorder. He just got out of the hospital. I brought him home and he...More
Posted by gorget12112
help **possible triggers**
I haven't been on this forum in over a year or more I think. I can't remember not that it matters. I am...More
Posted by ducky200318
Bipolar Wellness
David Mikowitz MD in his book "A Bipolar Survival Guide" gives perhaps the best advice I've ever read. He...More
Posted by resiliancy500
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Thyroid disease
Hi Dr. G, My sister recently told me of a woman diagnosed Bipolar with psychotic features who actually had...More
Posted by monkeybee
BIPOLAR DISORDER
hi all. i am lily and from nairobi. iv recently found out that a close friend of mine has bipolar, i would...More
Posted by An_259368
Bipolar 2 / Avoidance Personality Disorder / ADHD
Is it possible that an alter can have bipolar disorder or do all us have it? If I am dissociating how do I...More
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Dr. Goldberg
I have a student who is 54. Her family has 3 diagnosed bipolar individuals. She is a firefighter going...More
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Reminder For All Women, Don't Forget To Schedule Y...
We all hate to have it done but its for our own good. So if you haven't done it yet, schedule your yearly...More
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Joseph F. Goldberg, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. He also maintains a private prac...More

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Screen out people who can't seem to "get it"....
There are some people who can't or won't understand at all. My wife is bipolar, and some people are more understanding than others. We ... More
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