Current Bipolar Disorder News

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There’s some really interesting news stories this week.
Take a look at them. Also, write me some feedback by
visiting my blog below.

Here are some of the headlines:

Take me as I am — whoever I might be today
DO> I kind of think she is on the negative side. I am
sure a bunch of people will disagree. Take a look.

Irwin’s offer to Spears
DO> More on Britney Spears

Should Bipolar Medication Be Halted During Pregnancy?
DO> VERY is a very interesting question. One of the
people that works for me recently had a baby and
found the article fascinating.

mutant mice shed light on bipolar disorder
DO> Very interesting and must read.

No need to drug our kids
DO> I totally agree with this. I could write a book
on the subject. I think you have to be really careful
saying a kid has this or that.

Teen Talk: Valentine’s Day is perfect for starting a relationship
DO> What do you think of this? I’ve had many a girlfriend
call/text at night and they didn’t have bipolar disorder 🙂

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  1. Hey Dave, The story about the woman who wants you to except her for who she is when she is, is exactly right. My wife is the same way. There are times of the year when she cycles that I never know who she is that day until I get home.

  2. I think out of all of the articles this week I appreciate the article about NO drugs for kids.

    Food allergies do play a major role in ADHD and BP. I agree with this.

    Children’s brains are still developing till they are 21 and their nervous systems until they are 17 or 18. Drugs are not always the answer. I hate to preach but unless a child is violent, a threat to himself or others. Then I say do all the alternative things long before you consider medications. THE LAST RESORT should be psychotropics. I don’t speak for all cases as I know some kids absolutely need it (as I need medications to be stable) but if it is managable by just simply changing the diet or doing things to cope with the behaviors then do it!

    The kid will have his whole adult life to experiment with medications if need be for now some things are just developing and may just require more attention to daily routine.

  3. Children’s brains are different. It is therefore logical that they would react differently to chemicals than do adults. Schizophrenia may be diagnosed rarely in young children, and responds to Chemotherapy, but more commonly appears in young adults. The tendency for bipolar disorder may be genetic, or chemical in its origins, but it is not as clear cut. If a young person shows signs of depression, or rage, there is still a need to help them with behavioural management, and to learn healthy behaviours. Children are legally barred from borrowing alot of money, or property, and should be in the care of their parents. The chemical basis of bipolar disorder is only part of the answer. Not even homozygous twins will both present with the disease, so that won’t help.

  4. Terri Cheney’s story is very interesting and really tugged at my heart. Dave says she is being negative, but I don’t think so, as she is positive in the end when she is getting better. Out of all the variations of bipolar disorders the rapid cycling she described must be the worst. When you can change from one extreme to the next in minutes and by the end of the day you don’t know yourself who you are. That must be quite horrible. My heart goes out to Terri Cheney and I’m glad to hear that she is getting better. I hope her book will be a success.

  5. Goooood stories here, Dave! A couple of them emphasize that when someone with bipolar helps someone else – be it a mother or a son – there CAN be a turn-around, and even HOPE.

    Young Sam has turned to helping out her grandmother. The piano player is living with, and helping, his mom. It would appear that when someone with bipolar is EXPECTED to be responsible, it can trigger some feelings that, “I’m not so bad; she is worse off than me, and we can be there for each other.”

    I’m happy to report on this blog that my therapist said I was NOT going through a hypomanic state! There was no pressured speech; I didn’t have racing thoughts – to her, I appeared stable! And all this time, I was worried for NOTHING…I thought that just because I was anxious, and hadn’t kept a routine sleep/wake pattern, that I was headed down that route. But – she said that was all it was – “anxiety” caused by outside stimuli. What with all the good things that happened around the holidays, followed by the surgical procedure, in hand with the excrutiating pain I have in my left arm – it was enough to produce anxiety in ANY ONE!!

    So – now the “fear” is gone – if only for awhile. Being someone with bipolar, I have to watch how stress affects me and allow for it. That includes taking my meds (again, religously) and getting the proper sleep. Some of the stories in this week’s BipolarNews, do scare me; but I KNOW I’m not as bad as they are.

    I don’t have any supporters, or anyone to support, but I AM responsible for myself. I guess that’s the important thing I learned from the stories this week.

    BIG HUGS to all bipolar survivors and those who love them. I think of and pray for you daily, to find peace. God bless you real good.

  6. I am a bipolar and though I celebrate the victories these people have had, I also have a hard time reading articles like this, because it seems like everyone has SOMEONE to support them whereas I have no one.

    SuzanneWA posted “I don’t have any supporters” and I was wondering what exactly you meant by that. I have NO ONE in my life right now, I live alone, former friends and relatives are FAR away, but none support me anyway, prefer to think I am evil and lazy. I don’t work so I rarely see anyone and due to where I live and having no car, I cannot even seek out friends.

    I spend 99% of my time alone and that drives me more crazy than the bipolar disorder. I know I need to change this, but my finances and circumstances just don’t allow me to do so right now. Anyone else in a situation like this?

    God bess all of you, especially you Dave for all you do to help us.

  7. TESSIE, Sorry to hear you are so alone. Living alone would drive me crazier than any illness, too. It’s good that you have the internet, so you can at least find friends online to chat to and you never know, you might even meet someone that way.

    Keeping a pet is also very therapeutic. My boyfriend who has bipolar disorder recently acquired a dog. It totally changed his lifestyle. He used to go walking by the river on his own and nobody noticed him. Now everybody comes up to him to talk to the dog and then to him about the dog, then about everything else. You would be amazed what people you meet while walking a dog.

    If your home isn’t suitable for a dog, consider a cat, or even a pet rabbit or guinea pig. You’re not as likely to meet people as you would with a dog, but they can be great company and can cheer you up when you’re feeling down. My cats have always seen me through bad patches in life.

    Keep visiting this blog – some of us can be your friends and supporters over a distance. The internet is a wonderful invention.

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