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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

A Beginner’s Guide to RA: Coping with Prednisone Mood Swings

Prednisone. It’s a double-edged sword. This medication can be an excellent tool to address rheumatoid arthritis (RA) flares, as well as a host of other medical conditions. When a bad flare has sidelined you, prednisone can help you to quickly get back on your feet.

 

On the other hand, the Read moreChevron

posted 03/25/2015, comments (0)|
John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

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Author and Advocate

A Tribute to Observational Wisdom: Goodwin, Akiskal, Kraepelin

As most of you know by now, the last month or so has been nose to the grindstone for me, working on the first of a series of books on bipolar disorder. The first book will focus on our moods - how up, down, and “normal” ebb and flow and collide in cycling patterns.

 

I am about half-way through my first draft. Of... Read moreChevron

posted 03/25/2015, comments (0)|
Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

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Mental Health Activist

5 Techniques for Overcoming Isolation

A woman I hired told me my story is "unusual"—that's the word she used. As this might be true, I have extra compassion for people living with schizophrenia who have ongoing symptoms. I choose not to talk about how hard my life is. Yet because my life is hard, I know it must be exponentially harder for people who still have symptoms they... Read moreChevron

posted 03/23/2015, 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

Jerry Kennard

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Chartered Psychologist

Care Essentials for a Depressed Husband

There’s a proverb that goes, “the trouble with women is they trouble men”. There’s another that goes, “the trouble with women is men”.  The issue of trouble seems to feature large when it comes to relationships and but attempts to care for a depressed husband can, I believe, account for one of... Read moreChevron

posted 06/06/2012, comments (0)|