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John McManamy

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Doing New Things, Entertaining New Thoughts: The Bipolar Question of the Week

I like to think that part of our recovery has to do with engaging in things we never would have considered five or ten years ago. For instance, these days, I frequently find myself saying this:

 

“If you told me ten years ago I would be practicing the didgeridoo an hour a day, I would have said you... Read moreChevron

posted 09/29/2014, comments (0)|
John McManamy

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A Brief History of Lithium - In Case You're Wondering Why Your Doctor Never Prescribed It

Last week, we discussed lithium in the novel context of a neuroprotective agent. This week, we will look at lithium in its traditional role as treatment for bipolar disorder. 

 

The story typically begins in 1949, the year... Read moreChevron

Tabby

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Have struggled for nearly 40 years, now, with MI

I am back...

I do not know what happened but when the site changed their layout, I was no longer able to sign back on.  I've tried repeatedly.

 

Oh, June was the last time I posted anything.  So much has happened since.

 

I sold my old trailer and 2 acre parcel of 18 years and closed on a much much smaller... Read moreChevron

John McManamy

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Beating Winter Depression - Time to Plan Ahead

A quick reminder:

 

With the shift in seasons, daylight (in the northern hemisphere) is in short supply. When we set our clocks back next month, sun will be at an even higher premium.

 

I received a quick foretaste of this today when a friend called at around five-ish. By... Read moreChevron

John McManamy

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Lithium - The New Brain Food?

Should we all take a bit of lithium? asks a provocative opinion piece in last Sunday’s NY Times. The article’s author, Anna Fels, is a psychiatrist and a faculty member at Weil Cornell Medical... Read moreChevron

posted 09/20/2014, comments (0)|

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