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Tigger Goes to a Therapist

A Therapists Consultation: TIGGER (Winnie the Pooh’s Irrepressible Friend.) Diagnosis: Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD): Tigger’s continual bouncing, hyperactivity and irresponsible attitude cause problems for him and those with whom he lives, as well as those he interacts with in … Continue reading

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Bipolar Basics, [Symptoms]

Bipolar disorder symptoms are characterized by an alternating pattern of emotional highs (mania) and lows (depression). The intensity of signs and symptoms can vary from mild to severe. There may even be periods when your life doesn’t seem affected at … Continue reading

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Instability and the Believer

I feel good, too good— and it concerns me. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, I’ve been down this road before.  I guess this is my big issue with Bipolar Disorder (BP);  its unpredictability, the way you  fluctuate.  You get up … Continue reading

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Chasing Down Euphoria

“That’s the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn’t good enough for me! I demand euphoria!”  Calvin & Hobbes, comic strip One of the blessings of turning 55 is I come to a place where I … Continue reading

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Becoming Manic: What You Can Do

Top tips for coping These are a list of things that people who have difficulties when they become high or manic have found helpful: Try to get some sleep. Going without sleep has been shown to cause manic states and … Continue reading

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Mental Illness in Children & Teens

Does your child go through intense mood changes? Does your child have extreme behavior changes too? Does your child get too excited or silly sometimes? Do you notice he or she is very sad at other times? Do these changes … Continue reading

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Recalling the Daily Grind

“I am reckoned among those who go down to the pit; I have become like a man without strength,“ Psalm 88:4 In May 2011, this is what I wrote– “I feel like I am going through a meat grinder. Pushed against … Continue reading

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