Category Archives: Diabetes

Even More Mental Studies & News: Saliva test for depression; Measles outbreaks in Canada; Watching memories form in real time; Mother faces charges after son dies while being treated with ‘herbal remedies'; Canadians use a lot of antidepressants

“…researchers, publishing in Pediatrics, decided to test four different pro-vaccination messages on a group of parents with children under 18 and with a variety of attitudes about vaccination to see which one was most persuasive in persuading them to vaccinate. … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar Disease, Bipolar Disorder, Diabetes, Health, Mental Health, Mental Health News | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Even more studies into the biology of manic depression, schizophrenia and diabetes

“…recent studies have shown that genes linked to mental illness are also involved in the generation of circadian rhythms and sleep, while some clock genes have also been shown to influence the development of certain specific mental illnesses. This new … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, Bipolar Disease, Bipolar Disorder, crazy people with no pants, Diabetes, Health, Manic Depression, Mental Health, Schizophrenia | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Some studies into the biology of manic depression and schizophrenia

“Certain brain regions in people with major depression are smaller and less dense than those of their healthy counterparts. Now, researchers have traced the genetic reasons for this shrinkage. “Brain-imaging studies, post-mortem examinations of human brains and animal studies have … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, Bipolar Disease, Bipolar Disorder, Clinical Depression, crazy people with no pants, Diabetes, Health, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Mental Health | Tagged | 7 Comments

Fixing the things that have been broken

Tomorrow afternoon* I will be in the hospital for a quick procedure which, I’ve been told, will allow me to hear properly again. Eventually. I have some hearing in my left ear, but that’s like wetting the bottom of a … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, Bipolar Disease, Bipolar Disorder, Clinical Depression, crazy people with no pants, Diabetes, Health, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Mental Health | Tagged | 4 Comments

I can hear the world again and it’s singing ‘happy birthday’

For the first time in more than three weeks I can hear the bathroom fan. Since January 25th I’ve been mostly deaf. The kind of deaf where, just to hear the TV, I had to turn the volume past 60. … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, Clinical Depression, crazy people with no pants, Diabetes, Health, Lithium, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Mental Health, Pregnancy | Tagged | 3 Comments

Spending two weeks listening to my heart beating left me nearly insane

For the past ten days I’ve been suffering through an ear infection. Both ears. Until just a few days ago they were both completely closed. For the most part, I’ve been deaf. The only things I’ve heard for the past … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, Bipolar Disease, Bipolar Disorder, crazy people with no pants, Depression, Diabetes, Health, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Mental Health | Tagged | 6 Comments