I just noticed that today’s Google Doodle celebrates Maria Callas, who would have turned 90 today. Maria Callas, of course, was as celebrated for her temper tantrums as she was for her singing. This, of course, leads to speculation that she may have contended with bipolar.
Let’s just say that Ms Callas had personality in... Read more
Last week, we looked at three studies that indicated that people with serious mental illness can expect to lose anywhere from nine to 25 years of life. The one study that looked at those with bipolar in particular suggested 10-11 lost years.
The studies were based on data from patients in the mental health system in various jurisdictions.... Read more
The good news: Hopefully, we all got through Thanksgiving in one piece. The bad news: It’s not over. The holiday season is only just getting going.
For those of us contending with depression, the challenges can be enormous. For one, there is the prospect of finding ourselves alone. For another, there is the prospect of being around... Read more
In his most recent post on HealthCentral, Jerry Kennard queried whether depression strengthens or diminishes relationships. His concluding paragraph was the one that really got my attention:
Maybe the question in the title is wrong. Maybe depression neither strengthens nor diminishes relationships, because this suggests an outcome of either... Read more
It is three o’clock. I just finished cranking out a bunch of work. Now my brain is playing dead. Time to reboot with a nap. My expectation is that I will wake up with a mostly operational brain. It’s amazing how a working brain can optimize quality of life.
Napping is one of my coping tricks. It is part of my overall sleep... Read more