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
Last week, in a post on aging, I reported:
According to a 2011 study in PLOS, males with bipolar can expect to lose 10 years of life compared to the general population, females 11 years.
This prompted a comment from Crystal, who wondered what things people with bipolar die of. This will be the topic of a future post. But first... Read more
Do you trust your intuition? Okay, try to solve this little problem:
A bat and ball costs $1.10 total. The bat costs one dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
Let your intuition guide you.
You probably said ten cents, which is wrong. Don’t worry, half of those queried at Harvard, MIT, and... Read more
In my eight years here at HealthCentral, I have entirely neglected the topic of aging. Let’s see if we can start a new trend:
On Thursday, I attended a public lecture hosted by the International Bipolar Foundation, here in San Diego. The name of the talk was “Successful Aging and Mental Illness,” by Colin Depp of UCSD.... Read more