Tuesday, January 24, 2012

About Bipolar Disorder: Depression - Lithium - Lamictal

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From Marcia Purse, your Guide to Bipolar Disorder
I hope you'll get a chuckle when you read the beginning of part 2 of this week's entry from my Bipolar Journal. It wasn't funny at the time, but now it gives me a laugh.

Emotional Pain in Bipolar Depression
Newly revised, part 3 of my series on bipolar depression symptoms looks at sadness, guilt feelings, helplessness and other feelings, and how this cluster of symptoms fits into the overall diagnosis of a bipolar depressive episode.
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Lithium and Thyroid, Parathyroid Problems
New information shows that problems with the parathyroid glands in people taking lithium are much more common than had been thought. The scientists also took a look at other side effects of lithium including thyroid issues and weight gain.

What's Hot: Lamictal Withrawal Effects
While there is little research published regarding the effects of Lamictal withdrawal, there are a number of complaints by patients with bipolar disorder regarding the withdrawal symptoms from discontinuing Lamictal.
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My Bipolar Journal: Taking Action Toward Health
This two-part article, written 9 months after my bipolar diagnosis, has elements that crack me up now. Did I really join that exercise program? Well, yes, I did. I can even understand why it appealed to me...


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