John is an author and advocate for Mental Health. He wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Depression and Bipolar Disorder.
Dissociation affects all of us to some degree - a feeling of not being there, of not being anchored. As a psychiatric disorder, it overlaps with PTSD, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar.
Abuse can be subtle and complex in a relationship that involves a person with bipolar disorder, and it's almost never one-sided. Here are some behaviors to watch out for.
Thinking of others can be extremely difficult when your condition drains you of so much of your life force and turns your focus inward. But giving definitely translates into life’s major prize, namely one worth living.
Movies are excellent at providing insight into human nature. Here are a few examples that enlighten our understanding of mental health.
Actually, this is the bipolar question of the month. For a number of years, we ran a question of the week. Now is a good time to revive this feature … The question concerns the sense of disconnect most of us tend to feel in our lives. People invariab...
It’s the end of January. No doubt, you have given up on your New Year Resolutions. If you haven’t, in all probably, a long time ago, you gave up on making them. A year ago, I came up with a better option. I call it my counter-intuitive guide to survi...