There is no such thing as my writing too much on music. A few weeks ago, in one piece we looked at movement and dance. In another, I chronicled a recent experience of mine at an all-day didgeridoo workshop. Judging by your comments, we are on to something. Please forgive the rambling nature of this piece. I promise, the dots will connect.
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A lot of my posts here are devoted to the healing power of various activities. These posts tend to be inspired by stuff that makes me feel alive, but I have also sought your own experiences. Basically, whatever helps create a sense of flow - that feeling of total immersion in a particular activity - is going to be very good in your... Read more
The publication of the DSM-5, due out in May, has presented an excuse for us to cast a critical eye on how the experts choose to define our illness (see eg Duration Criteria). With the one exception of widening the criteria for mixed episodes, DSM-5 bipolar will look very much like the current DSM-IV bipolar. The situation for early-onset... Read more
In my Bipolar posts here on HealthCentral, I post a "Question of the Week" (almost every week). The inspiration came from a feature MerelyMe used to run here in Depression. My posts are less frequent here, but your involvement is just as important. Vital, would be a better way of putting it.
As you may have gathered from sampling my posts... Read more
In a 2007 article, Gordon Parker of the University of New South Wales observed:
Depression is a diagnosis that will remain a non-specific "catch all" until common sense brings current confusion to order. As the American journalist Ed Murrow observed in another context: "Anyone who isn't confused doesn't really understand the... Read more