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When SSRIs Are Not Your Friends

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907). Oil and gold on canvas by Gustav Klimt. [larger view]. I have not been writing much recently because I’ve been quite ill and haven’t even managed to leave my apartment for the past week to locate a stable wireless connection.

tags: hypomania, bipolar disorder, manic depression, mood disorders, mental health, psychology Image: Michael Witte/NYTimes [larger view]. Have you ever met a person who seems to be on a perpetual caffeine high, without all the shaking? You know the type, those few hyperactive extroverts who are always doing things or meeting people, who have an expansive…

tags: bipolar disorder, manic depression, mental illness, psychiatry, psychology, children Image: Myself43. If you are like me and suffered from unrecognized bipolar disorder as a child only to later have this mood disorder diagnosed upon reaching young adulthood, you might be pleased to learn that current research suggests bipolar disorder is increasingly being diagnosed as…

The Bi | Polar Puzzle

tags: bipolar disorder, manic-depression, mental health, mental illness, behavior Image: Gerald Slota, The New York Times Magazine. A couple days ago, I heard an interview with Jennifer Egan on WNYC about her upcoming article in tomorrow’s New York Magazine about bipolar disorder, often known as manic-depressive illness, “The Bi | Polar Puzzle.” It’s long but…

Anthropologists on Mars

tags: Anthropologists on Mars, autism, mental health, documentary, streaming video This streaming video is a short documentary that explores notions of happiness within the autistic spectrum. [4:56].

A couple days ago, I mentioned that I, along with several other blog writers, had been invited to participate in a conference call-interview with several experts who were going to discuss the topic of bipolar disorder with us so we could write about it on our blogs. Well, thanks to a friend here in NYC,…

Running Your Blues Away

tags: researchblogging.org, mental health, depression, major depressive disorder, MDD, exercise, James A. Blumenthal Image: Lucozade Sport. “A lot of people know from their own experience that when they exercise, they feel better,” observed James A. Blumenthal, a professor of psychology at Duke University and lead author of a newly published study that examined the relationship…

tags: online mental health fair, bipolar disorder, manic-depressive illness, manic depression, Revolution Health It has come to my attention that Revolution Health is currently running an Online Mental Health Fair, with a special focus on reaching college students and their parents. College is a particularly challenging time for students struggling with depression or bipolar disorder…

Best of the Blogs Award

tags: Bipolar disorder, manic-depressive illness, mental health, blog awards Wow, my blog was given another award! This time, Living the Scientific Life was recognized by Psych Central as being one of the top ten blogs to go to to read about bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness. The top ten list for bipolar disorder…

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day

tags: suicide, world suicide prevention day, mental health, depression, bipolar disorder Suicide is a major public health issue and accounts for nearly 3% of all deaths worldwide — around the world, one million people will die by suicide this year. But suicide is a taboo subject that many people, regardless of age, sex, socioeconomic status…