If you have been depressed for two years, you probably doubt whether you will ever get feeling better. Patience is difficult. Your friends tell you about CBT and prescription medications that are helping with their depression, but you are too aware that bipolar depression is more organic and resistant to CBT, and that you are not allowed certain anti-depressant dosages since you are bipolar. [ 142 more words ]
This has taken too long to type up. I will add more when I can. If we seem okay lately (and even say so), that does not mean that we are necessarily doing or feeling well.Many of us have unconsciously developed tremendous skills at hiding our pain, probably due to feelings of guilt, a need to be perceived as 'normal,' [ 349 more words ]
New Project, "The Subimago's Transformation" underway. If the Lord grants, I intend to tell the story of everything.
Urgent: The College of Physicians and Surgeons in BC is threatening to revoke the licenses of psychiatrists who prescribe clonazepam to patients with bipolar disorder.
This has far-reaching consequences for people suffering with bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, CSA, and is potentially a future threat for people with epilepsy. It's also a looming nightmare for the family/friends of some patients, as well as a pending social crisis for everyone in the province of BC.
...Not only are they taking away an important medication, they're trying to take away our intelligent and caring doctors who have done their homework and know that we need this medication.
Please read the petition below, and sign if you agree. Thank you!
Are you beating yourself up about being depressed?
Are you wondering whether you, or a loved one, suffer from a bipolar spectrum disorder?
Would you like to learn more about the symptoms, and how to cope?
Bipolar Survival Resources is a new starting-point website that will point you to several resources, and also has an anonymous forum....
Start here: http://bipolar.doontoon.com