Living with Bipolar Disorder Explained: Social Anxiety

Behaviours Comfort zone – you’re out of it. Think everyone is looking at you. You’re under the impression that you are acting odd. Think up hypothetical scenarios that you worry about. Put your guard up. Become introverted. Prior to a social gathering you imagine being crammed in at the bar, people in your way. YouContinue reading “Living with Bipolar Disorder Explained: Social Anxiety”

Relationships: Love, Friends, Nature, Societies and Material Possessions

Are you okay with accepting the notion of being on a tandem, riding along with a lifelong companion that takes many different shapes and forms. You are never truly free. What it is that you are constantly in a relationship with through your entire life is? You can call it whatever you want to. YouContinue reading “Relationships: Love, Friends, Nature, Societies and Material Possessions”

My Bipolar Review 📝

I’ve been writing a few things about my Bipolar and my medication etc etc. Thought I’d share it with you lovely lot and see if anyone can relate 👍 (Sorry about my scruffy handwriting btw)

My Second Attempt at Writing a Book 📖

My Bipolar Perspectives of a Unipolar World: My First Year Under Psychiatric Care Following on from my first attempt at putting something together, I’ve been trying to formulate my experiences of my first year in Psychiatric Care. Already however, I have realised that it is only 12 months since my first Psychiatrist appointment. With thisContinue reading “My Second Attempt at Writing a Book 📖”

Medication Explained 💊

Mirtazapine What is Mirtazapine? Mirtazapine is an atypical antidepressant and is used primarily for the treatment of a major depressive disorder. The drug has sedative, antiemetic, anxiolytic, and appetite stimulant effects, which explains its off-label use for the following conditions: insomnia, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, headaches,Continue reading “Medication Explained 💊”

Medication Explained 💊

SSRI (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors) These medications are mainly prescribed to treat depression, particularly persistent or severe cases, and are often used in combination with a talking therapy such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). SSRIs are usually the first choice medication for depression because they generally have fewer side effects than most other types ofContinue reading “Medication Explained 💊”

Pseudoscience or Psychotherapy?

I’m off for therapy! Being told how you should feel by someone else? Narcissistic for a start! I’m not against attending this but I have my concerns about it. After my appointment today with the Early Intervention Team, I felt they were of the persuasion that the events of 2013 were the instigator of myContinue reading “Pseudoscience or Psychotherapy?”

Medication 💊

I’ve set a new PB today with my medication. I now take 24 tablets a day! 🤯 2 x 500mg Depakote2 x 250mg Depakote 1 x 30mg Mirtazapine 1 x 5mg Ramipril 2 x 1mg Varenicline 1 x 20mg Omeprazole 4 x 30mg Codeine 4 x 500mg Flucloxacillin 3 x 400mg Metronidazole 2 x 1mgContinue reading “Medication 💊”

My Mood Diary 📔 August, September and October 2020

I have combined the final 3 months of my diary as the entries were coming to an end. This is a candid account of what I was experiencing at the start of 2020 through to the final picture of this post. I’d advise discretion before reading this as I wouldn’t want to reignite bad memoriesContinue reading “My Mood Diary 📔 August, September and October 2020”

Psilocybin: Magic mushroom compound ‘promising’ for depression

Rachel Schraer reports for the BBC: “Dr Carhart-Harris said that after psychedelic therapy, participants reported feeling ‘recalibrated, reset like … Psilocybin: Magic mushroom compound ‘promising’ for depression Psilocybin, a psychedelic drug found in magic mushrooms, is as effective at reducing symptoms of depression as conventional treatment, a small, early-stage trial of 59 people has found.Continue reading “Psilocybin: Magic mushroom compound ‘promising’ for depression”

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