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John McManamy's Posts

Is Your True Diagnosis Bipolar? Questions You Need to Be Asking

Think of this post as a coda to the piece I published a day or two ago, on whether or not your unipolar depression may be bipolar waiting to happen. The piece drew from Goodwin and Jamison’s 2007 "Manic-Depressive Illness," which identified a class of unipolars whose patterns of recurrence strongly resembled those found in... Read moreChevron

Is Your Unipolar Depression Really Bipolar Waiting to Happen?

In a recent post, I traced the history of our understanding of bipolar disorder. This has tremendous implications for those of you who suffer from unipolar depression. This is because back in the past, what we used to call manic-depression also... Read moreChevron

A Brief History of Bipolar Disorder

I’m hard at work right now on a book on bipolar. This would supplant the one that came out nearly nine years ago, based on a manuscript I turned in ten years ago.

 

This time, I’m going the self-publishing route, a series of short books (I see six, right now), that will add up to a rather large one. So it occurred... Read moreChevron

A Rough Valentine's Day? Here's to a Great One Next Year ...

If any of you ate chocolate this Valentine’s day, most likely it wasn’t in the company of a loved one. The odds hardly favor us being in long-term loving relationships, and a lot of us have just given up.

 

After all, we can be rather challenging to get along with.

 

Really? More so than the... Read moreChevron

Happy Birthday, Abe and Charlie - A Glance at Brilliance and Depression

This day in 1809 witnessed the birth of both Lincoln and Darwin. 

 

"The sight of a feather in a peacock's tail, whenever I gaze at it, makes me sick!" Darwin wrote.

 

What was going on in Darwin’s mind was this: Natural selection should have favored birds unburdened by excessive... Read moreChevron