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Welcome to My World: A World Bipolar Day Meditation

Today, March 30, is World Bipolar Day. A confession: I’m not much of a fan of world bipolar days. Every day for me is bipolar day. It’s not a choice, it’s just the way things are. Sample, for instance, the opening lines of a book on bipolar that I am working on:

 

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Passover and Easter Meditations: The Uncertainty of Deliverance

We are entering Holy Week in the Christian faith. This overlaps with Passover observances in the Hebrew faith. The two traditions tap into the universal theme of deliverance - from slavery to freedom, from darkness to light, from death to resurrection, from hell to transcendence.

 

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False Unipolars and Hidden Bipolars: Are You One of Them?

I have been hard at work on a book on bipolar disorder. How this applies those of you with a diagnosis of major depression is simple - there is a fairly good chance that you are bipolar-waiting-to-happen.

 

Do I have your attention?

 

Goodwin and Jamison in the 2nd edition to Manic-Depressive... Read moreChevron

Bipolar and Alcoholism: Is AA the Only Game in Town?

The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous, reads the provocative title to an article by author Gabrielle Glasser in the April Atlantic. The piece is attracting quite a bit of attention. Before we get into... Read moreChevron

Psychosis in Bipolar Disorder: Diagnosis Impossible?

I’m still hard at it, working on the first of a series of books on bipolar. The exercise has been especially useful for me in finding order and coherency to what is essentially a chaotic topic. Psychosis is a case in point.

 

We identify psychosis with hallucinations and delusional thinking. In some cases, we may see a... Read moreChevron