Sunday, November 23, 2014

Health Guides

John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

Author and Advocate

Is an Effective Bipolar Treatment Just Around the Corner? Depends How You Look At It ...

The purpose of this piece is to give you a sample of cutting-edge research into bipolar. My intention is to be impressionistic, rather than explicit. In other words, don’t feel you need to comprehend the technical fine points.




Last week, in San Diego, I... Read moreChevron

posted 11/22/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Telling Their Story: Women In Pain Survey

Eighty percent of women with chronic pain believe they have been discriminated against in the healthcare system. Eighty-four percent feel that doctors treat them differently because they’re women. Sixty-five percent feel that them being a woman caused doctors take their pain less seriously.


These are the results of... Read moreChevron

posted 11/21/2014, comments (0)|
Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

Librarian and Writer

Schizophrenia Recovery Strategies: Giving Thanks

It seems counter-intuitive to give thanks when you have schizophrenia. Yet focusing on the positive lightens your mood and could possibly ease the pain in your body too.


In studies, people who wrote a daily recounting of things they were grateful for had lower levels of depression and stress. Weekly grateful journal... Read moreChevron

posted 11/18/2014, comments (0)|
Marcia Purse

Marcia Purse, Health Guide

I'm single, living alone, and currently coping not so well with my BP.

Feeding a Depressive Episode

I've talked before about having diabetes. Although type 2 diabetes does run in my family, I'm wholly convinced that the reason mine developed is that I gained SO much weight from psychiatric medications. I never had high blood pressure or high cholesterol before gaining this weight, and I never had blood sugar problems,... Read moreChevron