If you have been following this series and you realise that you are dependent on these buggers, you will hopefully be motivated to cease your extended use. I am positive that this is possible, but it won’t be a walk in the park.
How do you tell if you are dependent on your “chill pill” of choice? Here is a list of indicators
I will be the first among many of you who I hope will follow, and admit that I am benzo dependent. It started 6 years ago when I had a […]
Based on the article: Sukhmeet Singh, Liz Forty, Arianna di Florio, Katherine Gordon-Smith, Ian Jones, Nick Craddock, Lisa Jones and Daniel J. Smith, Affective temperaments and concomitant alcohol use disorders […]
The use of maladaptive coping skills has been linked to the severity of the illness for example increased hypomania, depression, anxiety and stress levels.
Please keep in mind that correlation does not imply causation. Just because you have BD, and all these many illnesses have been found to be more prevalent amongst people with BD, does not mean you suffer from all or even some of those illnesses.
Depression is a relatively easy condition to diagnose where as bipolar disorder poses more challenges due to a lack of information and the need of historical input together with the evaluation of current symptoms. This is the main reason behind many people suffering from bipolar disorder (especially type 2) get misdiagnosed with unipolar depression.
Based on the article “’It’s a double edged sword’: A qualitative analysis of the experiences of exercise amongst people with Bipolar Disorder” Wright, K et. al. Journal of affective disorders […]
Based on the following article: “American tertiary clinic-referred bipolar II disorder compared to bipolar I disorder: More severe in multiple ways, but less severe in a few other ways” Dell’Osso, […]
This blog is based on the following article: Bauer IE, et al., Inflammatory mediators of cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder, Journal of Psychiatric Research (2014) Have you ever felt like […]