The Wrong Pill Can Play With Your Mind

The Wrong Pill Can Play With Your Mind
By JAIME LOWESEPT. 30, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/30/opinion/sunday/bipolar-medication-depakote-lithium-.html

WHEN I was 16, I was admitted to U.C.L.A.’s neuropsychiatric institute. I’d been suffering from increasing paranoia (I thought war was imminent; I thought I would be called into battle) and lack of sleep (I paced our staircase into the early hours of morning). Most profoundly, I thought my parents were actually secret agents, …

lithium
Tegretol

Depakote D.R. (for delayed release)
Depakote E.R. (for extended release).

One study led by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine found that 58 percent of people who were prescribed a psychotropic medication within the study group of roughly five million had no psychiatric diagnosis.

medication education

Laura Bain – Living with Bipolar Type II

TEDxTerryTalks – Laura Bain – Living with Bipolar Type II
Dec 5, 2011
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Laura Bain speaks about living with Bipolar Type II Disorder, the trials and tribulations, but also how it informs her vibrant character and wonderful sense of identity.

“Laura is a very passionate person and as a 5th year Biology student she is a lover of Science. She is an avid cyclist, a teacher, an artist and a silly dancer. She is a windsurf instructor, the former vice commodore of the UBC sailing club, and a summer landscaper. She is a friend, roommate, a well-loved daughter and baby sister to three big brothers. She is also an auntie to the cutest little niece ever. Oh, there is one more thing, she is living with Bipolar Disorder.”

Tracked my mood/feelings (higher energy/lower energy; transition days) on my calendar: arrows

persistent upward arrows for about two weeks

cognitive therapy

Rebecca Jewitt. Kaitlyn Gee

“Crazy” Girl– On Surviving and Thriving with Mental Illness | Kaitlyn (Kaity) Gee | TEDxHarkerSchool
Jan 3, 2016

Kaity is a writer, a daughter, friend, etc. Among other things, she is a survivor of mental illness. Listen to her talk about her experiences, the stigma surrounding the word “mental illness,” and learning to live and rise above her disorders.

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder
2010
http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/psychiatry-psychology/bipolar-disorder

Bipolar disorder
http://www.drnnarang.com/bipolar_disorder.html

http://psycheducation.org/diagnosis/mixed-states/rapid-cycling-and-mixed-states-as-waves

http://psycheducation.org/diagnosis
One way to understand these states is called “mixed states”. Bipolar disorder is an unfortunate name, as it implies a North/South Pole experience. A better picture looks like this graph …
Both manic symptoms and depressive symptoms at the same time? Sure enough. Not intuitive, if you think North/South pole. But these symptoms can vary independently or occur together

2011
http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/bipolar-disorder/treatment-resistant-bipolar-disorder

Mixed states in bipolar disorder
2015
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40263-015-0275-6

Manic with mixed features
> 2013
http://www.northwoodsclinic.com/page5

 

Recognition and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents
02/28/2005
http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/499656

08/09/2002
http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/439472_5

2004
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S1516-44462004000700003&script=sci_arttext&tlng=en

2000
http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F0-306-47521-9_3

Normal and abnormal mood states
http://www.josephbryer.com/8.html

Psychotic and nonpsychotic bipolar mixed states
1993
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF02191568

What is Cyclothymia and how do we treat it?
Kati Morton, 2015