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“I’m Bipolar” or “I have Bipolar”?

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Supportive

Finding Self-Esteem in the Manic Self

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Personal

Embracing Bipolar Emotions

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Musings: The Relationship Between Manic and Panic

By on May 26, 2015

I’ve been struggling with panic attacks recently, so obviously my first inclination is to figure out what the hell is going on in my brain. I went to the ER, talked to doctors on multiple occasions, and I still have no answers to solidly treat and explain my sudden…


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ASTU 400L – Redefining Mood Disorders

By on May 21, 2015

In late 2013, I approached a professor, whose class I had taken during the summer, and I asked him if he would be the faculty sponsor for a course I wanted to run through the Student Directed Seminar (SDS) program at UBC. He agreed, and thus I worked for months on how…


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Misdiagnosis in Bipolar

By on May 17, 2015

This post is inspired by this article which is titled “Why Bipolar Disorder is Often Misdiagnosed.” I’m going to dissect this article paragraph by paragraph. I’ll start off by saying I understand this is journalism and they need to keep it brief, but I believe people should know more than…


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Elaborating on “What is bipolar?”

By on May 8, 2015

Defining bipolar disorder is not easy, but my previous post should give readers unfamiliar with the subject material a starting point. It’s even more difficult when the array of experiences of those living with bipolar are so diverse that every story you hear will have unique facets; albeit, there…


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What is bipolar disorder? 2015 Edition

By on May 7, 2015

I had no idea what bipolar disorder was until after I had been diagnosed with it, so I’m assuming that the percentage of the population that doesn’t fall into the 1-5% of the population diagnosed with the disorder may have a pretty vague idea as well. Even those with…

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