Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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From Marcia Purse, your Guide to Bipolar Disorder
Breaking news this week about the link between bipolar and giving birth to a child. I'm also highlighting a book you really should read. When I did, I was enthralled.

Bipolar Disorder and Childbirth
A new study has looked at the relationship between first episodes of any mental disorder, the timing of those first episodes related to giving birth, and an eventual diagnosis of bipolar disorder. The results add to the growing body of evidence that childbirth may be a trigger for bipolar.

Electroboy: Andy Behrman's Breakthrough Article
Two years before Andy Behrman's outstanding Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania was published, he sent us an article that drew a lot of attention toward his work. If you haven't read Electroboy yet, you're missing out on one of the best books about bipolar disorder ever written.
  Read the Article
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Updated Info: Paxil and Xanax
I've updated my resources for the side effects of Paxil (paroxetin) and Xanax (alprazolam).

My Bipolar Journal: Round and Round and Round
In this week's highlight entry, it's 16 weeks after my bipolar diagnosis, and I'm struggling to prepare emotionally for going away on a weekend vacation.


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