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→ February 15, 2017 - 19 Comments
I lie to myself about bipolar. I lie to myself about everything being fine. I lie to myself about the next day being a clean slate and possibly a beautiful one. I lie to myself about the possibility of falling in love. I lie to myself that the bipolar isn’t that bad. I just lie and lie and lie and lie.
→ February 6, 2017 - 7 Comments
While some disagree, it’s important that people understand that antipsychotics need to be used for non-psychotic depression treatment, when appropriate.
At any one time, 14 million people suffer from depression but only 60-70% of these people respond to antidepressant treatment. Of those who do not respond, 10-30% exhibit treatment-resistant symptoms including “difficulties in social and occupational function, decline of physical health, suicidal thoughts, and increased health care utilization.” Treating these people presents a huge issue for healthcare practitioners and one of the options they consider is the use of a medication class known as antipsychotics.
Recently, a group called the Therapeutics Initiative wrote a letter entitled Antipsychotics should not be used for non-psychotic depression. Their conclusions are as the title suggests: this body found little evidence to support the use of antipsychotics in the treatment of non-psychotic major depressive disorder.
And while I respect the work of this body and while they have considered some evidence (in the case of quetiapine [Seroquel], an antipsychotic), there is more to consider on the issue.
→ January 25, 2017 - 18 Comments
Recently, I wrote a Facebook post and someone said it indicated that I hate my life. This is not something I said, but hating a life with bipolar disorder is a pretty easy thing to do. But I have to be clear on something: I don’t just have one life – none of us do. So saying “I hate my life,” is a blanket statement that just isn’t true. It’s a judgment, and it’s not fair.
→ January 9, 2017 - 13 Comments
The issue with bipolar disorder isn’t that we have feelings, it’s that our feelings are too big. Emotions are normal, even big emotions at certain times are normal but people with bipolar have feelings that are too big far too much of the time.
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- Mr. Friendly on Antipsychotics Should Be Used for Non-Psychotic Depression Treatment:
antipsychotics WORSEN depression. It's not that people on the lobotomy dru…
- Wattsherfayce on I’m Tired of Lying to Myself About My Bipolar Disorder:
Hey there Natasha, I just want to thank you for writing about the stark …
- Lisa on I’m Tired of Lying to Myself About My Bipolar Disorder:
Anything can, does and might heal over time. Give yourself a break and may…
- Keith on I’m Tired of Lying to Myself About My Bipolar Disorder:
Wow, I truely can say I am totally understanding what you are hartfelt sayi…
- Michael on I’m Tired of Lying to Myself About My Bipolar Disorder:
i've surely been around depression's block before, i know its truth and lie…