Latest Bipolar Bites and Breaking Bipolar
As per the usual, I’ve been a busy little beaver. I write about five mental health articles a week for blogs as well as other articles for clients. It’s the reason why I’m up on the latest research – I pretty much have to be; I spend most of my day looking at it.
And if you just hang out on the Bipolar Burble – I love you – you might miss a lot of interesting things. So here, without further ado is what has been going on at Bipolar Bites at Healthline.com and Breaking Bipolar at HealthyPlace.com.
Bipolar Bites Blog
Bipolar Bites is a blog I started writing in February for Healthine.com. It contains what I call more “sciency” articles – those with facts and figures and study references. It’s for the mental health geek in many of us.
Recently at Bipolar Bites we’ve seen:
- Medication side effect chat – antipsychotics and brain shrinkage and the danger of dry mouth.
- A companion piece to the one I did on the biological evidence of depression – the biological evidence of bipolar disorder (part one and part two). Hint: there’s lots.
- Something I’ve mentioned before – can people with bipolar disorder properly recognize facial emotion?
- A pet peeve of mine is the notion that some people will commit suicide no matter what you do – I don’t believe that for a second.
- An important issue and the data that supports it – do antidepressants work? And do they work as well as other medications?
Breaking Bipolar Blog
Over at Breaking Bipolar I’ve got all kinds of advice for living with bipolar disorder:
- Does Mental Illness Get Better or Worse?
- How Do I Tell My Parents I Need Mental Health Help?
- Relationships Can’t Fix Bipolar Disorder
- Do We Internalize Mental Illness Stigma – Yes, and this affects recovery. Doctors can also sabotage treatment with medication.
- What to think about when you travel – Travel Tips for the Bipolar
- Why Worrying About Medication Side Effects Won’t Really Help You and What is Medication Tolerance (when medication stops working)
- Mental illness, guilt and making amends.
- Bipolar – Attack of the Body Snatcher – written at the behest of a reader
- Power to the Crazy – Why Writing Off People with a Mental Illness Hurts You and Not Us
- Depression Symptoms – Easy to Tear
- Why It’s Ignorant to Write off Psychiatry – another shot across the bow of antipsychiatry
And while you’re perusing your articles of interest you might want to check out a series I did on mental illness and stigma or my piece for Sharecare: Succeeding with Mental Illness – Slow and Steady Wins the Race.
Oh, and did I mention I got name a mental health hero? (Thanks to Chato Stewart for the drawing seen above.)
Thanks all for your continued to support. I shall continue to do what I do as long as you keep your eyeballs facing forward.
About Natasha Tracy
Natasha Tracy is an award-winning writer, speaker and consultant from the Pacific Northwest. She has been living with bipolar disorder for 18 years and has written more than 1000 articles on the subject.