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Love Conquers Depression

Caregivers for the mentally ill don’t always choose that role. Spouses, especially, often fall into that category. The person they married may have been healthy and then, without warning, everything can change. 2,511 more words

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Medication Change, Day 5

I\m now five days into yet another medication change.  I wish I could say things are going well.  But that wouldn’t be accurate.

My last, smaller dose of Abilify was Friday, 10/2.   438 more words

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Another month, another medication change

I’m numb right now.  I just saw my psychiatrist, and we’re changing my medications again.  It hasn’t even been a month this time.  I was so optimistic that Abilify might be “the one.”  And while it did dramatically improve the depression symptoms, it also has caused me extreme anxiety and insomnia.   497 more words

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What Patients Say Works for Bipolar Disorder (Updated)

I find the infographic and article below absolutely fascinating. The data was gathered from a four-year study of 301 bipolar patients, who rated the effectiveness of different treatments.  810 more words


Life with Schizoaffective Disorder

Hello, I’m back! I’m so sorry if I worried you by my last post. My mood has been so volatile lately, it’s a wonder I don’t have mental whiplash. 533 more words


Dear Vacuum Cleaner Salesman: You Picked the Wrong House Today

Dear Sirs,

I owe you an apology. My in-laws are coming to visit tomorrow, so when you and your manager stopped by and offered to vacuum and shampoo my carpet, I said yes. 680 more words

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Note to my Younger Self: You have Bipolar ("Love Myself" Day 5)

Hey Sarah, it’s me!  I mean, it’s YOU.  The older, wiser (ha!) you from 14 years in your future.  I have a few things to share with you, things that you really need to know.  875 more words

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