The Best Part of the Day When You are Bipolar Depressed

If you have been depressed for two years, you probably doubt whether you will ever get feeling better. Patience is difficult. Your friends tell you about CBT and prescription medications that are helping with their depression, but you are too aware that bipolar depression is more organic and resistant to CBT, and that you are not allowed certain anti-depressant dosages since you are bipolar. It is important to not add…

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Common Misunderstandings about People with Bipolar Disorder

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This has taken too long to type up. I will add more when I can. If we seem okay lately (and even say so), that does not mean that we are necessarily doing or feeling well.Many of us have unconsciously developed tremendous skills at hiding our pain, probably due to feelings of guilt, a need to be perceived as ‘normal,’ and a fear of how others might exasperate our problems…

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I Haven’t Been Getting Out Much

Jacob

Why have I been having a hard time showing up at church or driving to the grocery store? My mood instability and PTSD symptoms are all over the map due to a reduction of clonazepam (more reducing to come), and reactionary increases in antipsychotic meds. I’m not the only person going through this. My psychiatrist says I’m doing better than most of his other bipolar patients in the clonazepam pickle.…

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The Heathy Safe Clean Inexpensive way to Use Tobacco

Tobacco and Catnip (a mint herb) are helping to calm my Tourette, OCD, and convulsions while withdrawing from Clonazepam. Did you know that you can take your used grinds and make tea, maximizing what you extract from these herbs? With the Cannabis herb, you need to simmer your used grinds in canola oil, strain it with cheesecloth, and cook with it, since it isn’t soluble in water. Don’t cook above…

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Bipolar Depression

Primary Problem: Your depression. Secondary Problem: Your analysis and judgment of the primary problem. Sometimes when you are depressed, you beat yourself up about being depressed. You feel guilty because you haven’t had a productive day, for example. You need to be clear with yourself: You have a disorder, and it’s going to affect your life. Accept this. Grant yourself permission to be depressed, because even though you didn’t ask…

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