What is Bipolar Disorder?

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According to the NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health), bipolar disorder, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. They are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through from time to time. Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can lead full and productive lives.

Bipolar Disorder No More

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Let’s get rid of mental illness, not in future generations, but during this generation. With hard work, dedication, research and lots of grace we can do this.

I survived bipolar disorder and you can too

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I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when I was 19 years old and of course when I received my diagnosis, I thought my life was over. I knew there was no cure. There were no preventative treatments back in 1997 when I was diagnosed. Only powerful psychiatric medications to numb my mind. I was afraid of them. I didn’t grow up taking lots of different medications, but more than that I was afraid that what little piece that was somewhat working properly would somehow be numbed by the drugs.

I never wanted to take meds, so I never did. It was rough. And now that I look back it was pretty dangerous. I could have killed myself a few times trying to handle things with my willpower method. But I made it. Thank God I survived bipolar disorder because I discovered that my hormones were causing my mood swings. And since I have learned this, I have been able to regain my health. And if you have a hormone based mental illness, you can regain your health too. With some hard work and dedication, you can get well too.

I USED TO BE AFRAID OF LIGHTNING

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I’m still not “crazy” about lightning, but I’m not terrified of it anymore either.

When I was psychotic I hated lightning. I hated it because in my twisted mind I thought that lightning was God’s version of a missile tracking system–talk about torture. I believed that lightning was attracted to the demons that lived in me. I was scared a lot, because I lived in Central Florida, where lightning storms are usually a daily occurrence. So I was scared A LOT, but now I’m not scared anymore and I have progesterone to thank for that. Progesterone stopped my hallucinations and psychosis. And if your hallucinations and psychosis is caused by low progesterone, taking progesterone should help you too. Look into it. x Doris

Hormones and Mental Health

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Our hormones impact our mental health, if you have ever, EVER suspected that your hormones were involved with your PMS, PMDD, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, clinical depression, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or any other mood condition listen to your inner voice– that “hunch” you’re gtting is leading you down the right path! Find a doctor who specializes in hormone balance, balance your hormones and get your life back. Good luck. xx Doris