Tag Archives: Psychiatry

My Bipolar Origin Story Because We Should All Have At Least One

Most of us have an origin story. The first time we heard a diagnosis that made sense, that explained and even justified our behaviour, that gave us something to fight against. Something that just made sense. Mine came when I … Continue reading

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Even More Mental Health Studies & News: Vol.6

This issue: More fMRI studies proving distinct brain differences in people with Bipolar and/or Schizophrenia and those without; using genetics to improve diagnoses and personalize treatments for manic depression; raising children who have a mental illness; Virtual Reality and autism; … Continue reading

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Back On The High-Wire Without A Net: Goodbye To My Psychiatrist And Hello Again To My Blog

My psychiatrist retired in July. At our next-to-last appointment he told me I was doing well enough that he decided not to refer me to another shrink, instead my family doctor will be treating me. Which I’m a little nervous … Continue reading

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Even More Mental Health Studies & News: Vol.5

This issue: The anti-vaccination movement creates a whooping cough epidemic in Los Angeles; new study finds genetic markers for manic depression, while another finds a “genetic pathway underlying bipolar disorder”; a chemical found in broccoli helps relieve symptoms of autism, … Continue reading

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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

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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

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