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Do I Disgust You? The Visual Missed Cues of Bi-Polar Patients

Did you ever get the feeling that someone didn’t like you? I mean–really, really didn’t like you, perhaps even saw you as beneath contempt? And–did you get that feeling before there was any interaction between you and the aforesaid person?… Continue Reading

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WHY Schizophrenics in Ibadan do better

So you might remember–and if you don’t, welcome to my world–a post I recently did called “Schizophrenic? Consider life in Ibadan.”  To save pursuing the link, I’ll tell you how it turned out.  Despite the fact that ‘developed’ countries have… Continue Reading

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Differentiating unipolar and bipolar depression

I don’t always trust the way the government uses its funds to research on health. If you ask me why all that negativity, I turn to you: Do these  studies look like good ways of using around a couple hundred… Continue Reading

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But they TOLD me I was Bipolar: It seems the twain CAN meet, Part II

Do you remember that I told you that bipolar disorder (BD) and schizophrenia have been considered completely different illnesses for. . .well, pretty much forever? Until researchers started getting a look at people’s brains? And then it seemed possible–just possible–that… Continue Reading

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The government grooves to World Alzheimer’s Day. . .by starting over

As you my recall, either from your own font of knowledge, or from our post on the 11th (with the rather uninspiring but fairly informative title “World Alzheimer’s Month (September 2013) and Day (September 21),” in spite of the staggering numbers… Continue Reading

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Schizophrenic? Consider life in Ibadan

We’re not given choices over our suffering in life, but if I was given the option over where I would want be if I had to suffer from a mental illness, let’s just say that Kiribati would not be choice one.… Continue Reading

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The Unlettered Women Who Changed Mental Health Care Forever

Before I start, I’d like to thank Linda, for inviting us to help in kicking off XX in Health Week, an initiative of Rock Health, whose function, in its own words, is to “connect. . .and empower. . female visionaries… Continue Reading

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If it isn’t bipolar: Of Streptococcus uberis and the monkey’s oculomotor nerve

I do realize that from the way I blog people can start to think that all the research scientists put out there on the Web is for bloggers like me to synthesize on bipolar disease. I mean, if you read… Continue Reading

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One Big Not-So-Happy Family: Major Psychiatric Disorders Share a Common Genetic Link

I’m a recipient of a Google Alert on Bipolar Disorder.  This just means that Google automatically notifies me when there’s new news (as opposed to the old kind, I guess) on the web on BD. It can be from news… Continue Reading

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When the Alternative Just Looks Better: Bipolar and Medication Non-adherence

When the Alternative Just Looks Better: Bipolar and Medication Non-adherence Why would anyone choose an injection (getting to the medical office, waiting, waiting, more waiting, and then mild discomfort) over taking a daily pill? The simple answer: many folks can’t… Continue Reading

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Is America a Nation of Java Junkies?

It is fair to say that there never was such a fuss and hullabaloo surrounding a psychiatric manual as there has been about the DSM-5, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition, put out by the (psychiatry… Continue Reading