Posts Tagged ‘Bipolar disorder’

August 16, 2014

Brains Lie

We all have our perceptions of the world. Our experience, our education, the teachings of our families and mentors all enter in to how we view the world. We make decisions based on those perceptions. What many people do not realize is that our brains can lie to us. Mental illness is, at it’s core, […]

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August 2, 2014

Bipolar Disorder-Developing a Strong Relationship With Your Therapist

Living with Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a challenge. For a lucky minority, symptoms are fairly easily managed but for most people it’s on an ongoing process that can be tedious and frustrating. Because BD is not age related and can affect even people who are quite young and otherwise healthy, those who are recently diagnosed […]

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September 17, 2013

Paranoia-Greatly Misunderstood and Surprisingly Common

“Oh, he’s so paranoid” is an expression we hear tossed about casually.  It is mistakenly used to describe fearfulness as in, “she’s paranoid about driving by herself”. Paranoia is also incorrectly used to describe worry that is excessive such as “he’s paranoid he’ll lose his job.” What paranoia truly represents is a negative distortion in […]

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September 6, 2013

Loving Someone With A Mental Illness

Whether the issue is addiction, depression, anxiety or Bipolar Disorder, the challenge is still the same-how do I help my loved one, how do I take care of myself? Read more http://www.yourtango.com/2013192188/individual-vs-couple-mental-illness-counseling.

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April 12, 2013

Suicide and Guns

The headline this week about Pastor Rick Warren’s 27 year old son committing suicide brings the tragedy of suicide as well as the connection between guns and suicide to our attention. The Warren family, like the grieving families of Newtown have tried to use their anguish to advocate for social change concerning guns as well […]

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February 25, 2013

JESSE JACKSON JR. LIVING THE LIFE BIPOLAR

Jesse Jackson, Jr is in the headlines again for pleading guilty of embezzling $750,000  from campaign funds. I’ve heard this story so many times before;of  lives blown apart by Bipolar Disorder. I see it over and over again in my practice. All the talented, charismatic, beloved people whose lives careen out of control. Jackson was […]

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