The Natural Medicine Guide to Bipolar Disorder” by Stephanie Marohan.
“You probably would have been a Shaman” was the response of one. I agreed that that was true to a limited extent, but that he also would have had some special voodoo capabilities as a result of his bad eye-sight. (The idea being that now he has corrected his vision with contacts but in the days of Native Americans might have been developed an extra or hidden sight into deeper realms.) We laughed a little while about our “hidden talents” and continued our hike.
Every day I feel different. I look around and my perspective changes; I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because of the weather, maybe because of the medication I swallow, and maybe as a result of my own semi-twisted imagination looking at the world in a different way.
The big highs and lows have higher arcs, but the daily differences are more subtle than that and sometimes teach me new things, and sometimes not.
During my periods of mania, I’ve imagined myself in many adventures- I thought I would convert to Christianity one day, only to realize that I was probably being secretly stalked by an aging Vampire the next. (To clarify, I did discard that theory two days later.)
NYT about the effectiveness of the more popular anti-depressants on the market and you might be surprised about the results.
The latest news suggests that anti-depressants are more effective in cases of severe depression. This somewhat contradicts earlier studies that suggested that anti-depressants were no more effective than a placebo in a controlled study.