Give Us This Day, Our Daily Meds

My particular issue is with Bipolar 1, with psychotic features.  I have social anxiety which factors in as well as weird delusions.  The anxiety and delusions are pretty much one and the same.  They are often the things that will touch other people, while the rest is less obtrusive and can be hidden. I haveContinue reading “Give Us This Day, Our Daily Meds”

Q & A: Will I need to stay on my depression meds forever?

Asked by Ally, Washington “I am 26 years old and have had four major depressive episodes. I did not seek treatment until the last (and worst) episode and have since been taking two different antidepressants. My question is this: Will I ever get off these meds? To be honest, my last episode was so badContinue reading “Q & A: Will I need to stay on my depression meds forever?”

Lithium: Help for the Afflicted

  Lithium (brand names Eskalith, Lithobid, Lithonate, and Lithotabs) is the most widely used and studied medication for treating bipolar disorder. Lithium helps reduce the severity and frequency of mania. It may also help relieve bipolar depression. Studies show that lithium can significantly reduce suicide risk. Lithium also helps prevent future manic episodes. As aContinue reading “Lithium: Help for the Afflicted”