Sunday, December 21, 2014

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John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

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Author and Advocate

The Bipolar Identity Crisis: Is Going With Your Label Ever Useful?

I have written extensively on the issue of identity, here at Health Central. No sense in stopping now …

 

What’s in a name?

 

At a certain point, we rebel against our label. This is not only natural, it is commendable. Since my diagnosis 16 years ago, I have gone from... Read moreChevron

posted 12/20/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Making Plans for the Future with RA

“The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.”

 

That’s a line from a terrific song by a group called Timbuk 3. What’s not so terrific is that many people with RA feel that it doesn’t apply to them. How can you plan for... Read moreChevron

Christina Bruni

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Librarian and Writer

Schizophrenia News: December 2014

Individuals diagnosed with bipolar and schizophrenia are at increased risk of testing HIV positive because of their risky sexual behavior, according to research. In a study, 48.5 percent of those with at least one mental illness had tested positive for HIV.  Only 35 percent of those without a mental illness tested... Read moreChevron

posted 12/16/2014, comments (0)|
Marcia Purse

Marcia Purse, Health Guide

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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

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