Childhood Experience, Bipolar Disorder & Co-Occurring Medical Conditions

Research recently published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, and reported by Liam Davenport on http://www.news-medical.net, suggests that childhood adversity, including verbal, physical, or sexual abuse, is associated with the later development of multiple medical co-morbidities in patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The results also showed that the prevalence of 16 medical conditions was significantly increased with increasing tCAS [total … More Childhood Experience, Bipolar Disorder & Co-Occurring Medical Conditions

Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey

Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey is a collection of abstract art, photography and poems by Scott Peddie, a minister and scientist who, after years of suffering from depression, has recently been diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder. The poetry, which is often agonising, always tender and thoughtful, reflects Scott’s experience of living with this complex condition … More Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey

Starting Conversations About Bipolar Disorder (When You Don’t Have Bipolar)

‘……..conversations about mental illness must be had if we are to propagate understanding among those with a mental illness and among those who don’t. And it’s brave of someone, anyone, to want to start the conversation about bipolar disorder or another mental illness, knowing how much stigma is out there’. How true. Most of us … More Starting Conversations About Bipolar Disorder (When You Don’t Have Bipolar)

Lyndon Johnson, The Presidency & Bipolar Disorder

Lyndon B. Johnson was an enigmatic and highly complex character.  His exuberance and capacity for sustained periods of hard work were legendary, as was his ability to bring people together to from across the political spectrum to put important legislation in place. Following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Johnson assumed the Presidency in 1963, … More Lyndon Johnson, The Presidency & Bipolar Disorder