Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $22,394
26%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 26% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: bipolar

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Has anyone wondered...how did Glenn Beck get wealthy so quickly?

    04/25/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 89 replies
    4/25/2014 | me
    I have wondered about Beck for a while, but loved his exposure of the communist network in the US. Since he left FOX...he seems to have changed...and the immediate disregard to the Bundy situation really made me sick. Beck didn't even give the guy the benefit of the doubt and touted the NYT version. I know he has risen to fame since 2001, ghost written several books, had rallies, etc....but to have a network, now? A base in NY....a major website (so buggy and full of cookies it puts me off). Does anyone else find this strange? And claims to...
  • Mom: Bomb scare suspect suffers from bipolar disorder

    04/16/2014 6:25:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 16, 2014 | Laurel J. Sweet
    The Wakefield man arrested near the finish line of the Boston Marathon last night "suffers from bipolar disorder" and "was off his meds" when he allegedly created panic on the one-year anniversary of the deadly terrorist bombing, his shaken mother told the Herald. "It's very overwhelming right now," said Joie Edson, 59, of Wakefield, who plans to issue a statement on her family's behalf later today. Kevin "Kayvon" Edson, 25, officially identified this morning by Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley's Office, is expected to be arraigned this morning in Boston
  • Topless mom arrested for McDonald's rampage says she was NOT on drugs

    04/09/2014 8:40:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 8, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporters
    A 41-year-old mother-of-two who was caught on camera ransacking a Florida McDonald's wearing nothing but a thong has spoken out about her rampage, saying she does not remember anything about the incident but was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.
  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA: Sheriff’s bean bag shotgun halts sword attack

    09/01/2013 4:04:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    PE.com ^ | August 28, 2013 | Richard Brooks
    A sword-wielding 33-year-old Rancho Cucamonga man charged deputies while hollering “Allah Akbar,” sheriff’s officials say, until the deputies halted him with a blast from a bean bag shotgun. Montasir Ishag was arrested at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, along the 9400 block of Glenaire Court and booked for investigation of attempted murder of a police officer, jail records show. His bail is $1 million. Deputies were summoned to the house at 1:26 p.m. by a caller who said his son was under the influence of meth and was having a bi-polar episode, sheriff’s officials said in a written statement. The...
  • Obama: 'He’s a Kennedy,' He Didn't Have to Talk About His 'Bipolar Disorder and Addiction'

    06/03/2013 6:20:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/3/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama, speaking earlier today at conference on mental health at the White House: "There are other people who are leading by example. My great friend, Patrick Kennedy, when he was running for reelection back in 2006, he could have avoided talking about his struggles with bipolar disorder and addiction. Let’s face it, he’s a Kennedy," said Obama. After the audience stopped laughing, Obama continued, "He was -- his seat was pretty safe. Everybody loved him. And yet, Patrick used his experience as a way to connect and to lift up these issues, not hide from them." And one day,...
  • Let's Stop Bashing Beck!

    Glen Beck promised to release information Monday if the administration didn't come clean about the Boston bombing.
  • Robert De Niro breaks down in tears as he discusses the plight of his bipolar illness

    02/05/2013 9:18:04 AM PST · by dennisw · 52 replies
    dailymail ^ | 5 February | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Robert De Niro wasn't acting when he broke down in sobs on Katie Couric's day time talk show Monday. The usually tough-guy actor was a guest on Katie to discuss the hit film Silver Linings Playbook with director David O. Russell and co-star Bradley Cooper. When asked about the film's premise - that of a bipolar character trying in vain to fit in - The Goodfellas actor began to cry. 'Did you feel a greater responsibility about doing a film that David had so much personally invested in?' the anchor asked, following up on a question asked of Russell. 'Of...
  • U.S. Olympian's Secret Life As Las Vegas Escort (Possibly NSFW)

    12/20/2012 12:30:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 56 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 12-20-2012 | TSG
    DECEMBER 20---A three-time U.S. Olympian whose illustrious running career has included a Nike TV commercial, a swimsuit calendar, and ongoing promotional work for Disney has spent the last year doubling as a $600-an-hour call girl, an astounding secret life that she now regretfully calls a “huge mistake.” Beginning last December, Suzy Favor Hamilton, 44, has worked with one of Las Vegas’s premier escort services, booking scores of “dates” in Sin City and other U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.While Favor Hamilton (seen at right) has used an alias, “Kelly Lundy,” when working as an escort, she inexplicably shared...
  • Glenn Beck Defends Gay Marriage: Republicans Need To 'Expand Our Own Horizon'

    12/11/2012 9:48:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 634 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/11/2012 | Grace Wyler
    Conservative firebrand Glenn Beck has joined a growing chorus of Republican commentators in defending gay marriage, laying out a strong case for ending government opposition to letting same-sex couples wed. "Let me take the pro-gay marriage people and the religious people — I believe that there is a connecting dot there that nobody is looking at, and that's the Constitution," Beck said during a recent segment of his online talk show. "The question is not whether gay people should be married or not. The question is why is the government involved in our marriage?" While Beck's defense of gay marriage...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. Could Be Faking Bipolar to Dodge Feds, Says BuzzFeed Reporter

    11/27/2012 5:35:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/27/12 | Jack Coleman
    Jesse Jackson Jr. Could Be Faking Bipolar to Dodge Feds, Says BuzzFeed ReporterBy Jack Coleman | November 27, 2012 | 16:35 **SNIP** STANTON: You know, but there's a lot of speculation that a lot of that may not have been true, uh, that he knew he was facing this investigation, that he knew he was going to be in trouble, he was looking for a way out potentially, uh ... PRESS (sensing trouble in conversation): He said in his statement he's cooperating with federal authorities in this criminal investigation. What are they investigating? What alleged ...? STANTON: It's a little...
  • Mayo Clinic: US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. under treatment for bipolar disorder

    08/13/2012 11:49:16 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 31 replies
    san francisco chronicle ^ | 8/13 | San Fran Chronical
    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayo Clinic: US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. under treatment for bipolar disorder.
  • Mayo Clinic: Rep. Jesse Jackson being treated for bipolar disorder

    08/13/2012 5:12:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08/13/2012 | Katherine Skiba
    U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.is undergoing treatment for bipolar II depression at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., the facility said today. Mayo Clinic said the diagnosis came after extensive evaluation. “Congressman Jackson is responding well to the treatment and regaining his strength,” it said in the statement. The statement added: “Many Americans have bipolar disorder. Bipolar II disorder is a treatable condition that affects parts of the brain controlling emotion, thought and drive and is most likely caused by a complex set of genetic and environmental factors. Congressman Jackson underwent bariatric surgery in 2004, specifically a duodenal switch. This type...
  • Mayo Clinic: Jesse Jackson Jr. being treated for bipolar disorder

    08/13/2012 1:48:55 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 36 replies
    http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro ^ | August 13, 2012 1:36PM | Staff and Wire Reports
    The Mayo Clinic said Monday that U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and is under treatment there for the condition. Jackson has been hospitalized at the Rochester, Minn., center and absent from Congress since June 10. He’s been suffering from massive depression and gastrointestinal issues, a likely complication from a risky weight-loss surgery known as a “duodenal switch.”
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder, Mayo Clinic says

    08/13/2012 4:12:30 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2012, 6:30 PM | AP
    CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., a Chicago Democrat who took a hushed medical leave two months ago, is being treated for bipolar disorder, the Mayo Clinic announced Monday. The Rochester, Minn.-based clinic specified his condition as Bipolar II, which is defined as periodic episodes of depression and hypomania. Hypomania is a less serious form of mania. "Congressman Jackson is responding well to the treatment and regaining his strength," the clinic said in a statement...
  • What's Really Wrong With Jesse Jackson, Jr?!

    07/27/2012 9:14:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | July 27, 2012
    THE Rev. JESSE JACKSON is devastated over the headline-making mystery illness that’s struck his son, U.S. Congressman Jesse Jr. – and The ENQUIRER has learned the shocking cause of the tragedy. “At first we thought he was sim­ply exhausted,” said a source close to the family. “But after five weeks of extensive evaluation, doctors diagnosed Jesse Jr. with bipolar disorder.” The serious mental condition is triggered by chemical imbalances in the brain, which propels sufferers from manic highs to depressive lows. Some insiders point the finger of blame squarely at a gastric bypass operation the 47-year-old poli­tician underwent in 2004...
  • There IS a link between genius and madness - but we don't know why we evolved this 'gift'

    06/04/2012 6:33:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 4, 2012 | Rob Waugh
    There IS a link between creative genius and madness - with both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder frequent in highly creative and intelligent people. The idea was investigated by a panel of scientists who had all suffered some form of mental disorder. Kay Redfield Jamison of John Hopkins school of Medicine, who suffers from bipolar disorder, said that intelligence tests on Swedish 16-year-olds had shown that highly intelligent children were most likely to go on to develop the disorder.
  • Sinead O'Connor Cancels Tour Due To Bipolar Disorder

    04/24/2012 5:22:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | April 24, 2012
    Sinead O'Connor Cancels Tour Due To Bipolar Disorder Those who were hoping to catch one of Sinead O'Connor's upcoming performances were disappointed on Tuesday, as the singer has canceled the remainder of her U.S. tour. As a note posted on her website explains, the "Nothing Compares 2 U" songstress hasn't been feeling well. "With enormous regret I must announce that I have to cancel all touring for the year as [I] am very unwell from bipolar disorder," O'Connor reportedly wrote in a note on her website, which was then re-posted on a fansite. Her official website appeared to be suspended...
  • One in four American women take medication for a mental disorder

    11/17/2011 1:19:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 91 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11/17/11
    More than one in four American women took at least one drug for conditions like anxiety and depression last year, according to an analysis of prescription data. The report, by pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions Inc, found the use of drugs for psychiatric and behavioral disorders in all adults rose 22per cent from 2001. The medications are most often prescribed to women aged 45 and older, but their use among men and in younger adults climbed sharply. In total, more than 20per cent of American adults were found to be on at least one drug for mental health disorders....
  • Obama’s Bipolar Strategy

    04/21/2011 1:31:08 PM PDT · by library user · 16 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | April 21, 2011 | by Peter Wehner
    The outlines of President Obama’s political strategy are clear—to unleash, virtually on a daily basis, a series of dishonest and libelous attacks on Republicans while also coming across as likable, reasonable, a man who hovers above the political mud, a president ever in search of common ground. Obama’s budget speech last week contained both elements. On the one hand, he portrayed the GOP vision as Hobbesian—crumbling roads and collapsing bridges, the elderly and children with autism and Down’s Syndrome left to fend for themselves. Having leveled those charges, Obama spoke at the end of his speech about the need to...
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones' Bipolar II Struggle

    04/14/2011 3:38:56 PM PDT · by edpc · 20 replies
    Yahoo Health ^ | 14 April 2011 | Lisa Collier Cool
    After supporting husband Michael Douglas through his battle with throat cancer, Catherine Zeta-Jones needed medical care for herself. After “the stress of the past year,” her representative said in a statement, the movie star “made the decision to check into a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her bipolar II disorder,” a condition similar to bipolar I disorder, characterized by mood swings from high to low. Zeta-Jones has been hit with a series of devastating events: In 2010, her stepson, Cameron Douglas, was sentenced to five years in prison on drug charges, and four months later, her...
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones is treated for bipolar II disorder

    04/13/2011 8:02:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    latimes.com ^ | April 13, 2011 | Eryn Brown
    A representative for Catherine Zeta-Jones confirmed Wednesday that the actress recently underwent inpatient treatment for bipolar II disorder at a Connecticut mental health facility. Booster Shots spoke about the disorder with David J. Miklowitz, PhD, a professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and author of "The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know." Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic-depression, is typically lifelong and recurrent, Miklowitz said. Some people have their first episode in childhood, others later in life; the majority, during the teen years. Some people experience episodes every few years; others...
  • No bail for woman accused of killing man she thought gave her STD

    04/06/2011 3:47:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 6, 2011
    Bail was denied today for a woman accused of fatally shooting a man because she thought he had given her a sexually transmitted disease. A lawyer for Ashley Nicole Steele, 21, argued that she grew up a ward of the state, has a 10th grade education and suffers from bipolar disorder.
  • Treatment for manic-depressive illness restores brain volume deficits

    02/16/2011 6:39:24 PM PST · by decimon · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Elsevier ^ | February 16, 2011 | Unknown
    Philadelphia, PA, 16 February 2011 - Lithium, introduced in the late 1940's, was the first "wonder drug" in psychiatry. It was the first medication treatment for the manic and depressive episodes of bipolar disorder and it remains among one of the most effective treatments for this disorder. In the past 15 years, as molecular mechanisms underlying the treatment of bipolar disorder began to emerge, basic research studies conducted in animals began to identify neuroprotective and perhaps neurotrophic effects of this important medication. The identification of these molecular actions of lithium coincided with the discovery of regional brain volume deficits in...
  • BEING BIPOLAR, Part 1: The Tale of the Two Chris Knights

    01/23/2011 11:32:28 AM PST · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    theknightshift.blogspot.com ^ | January 06, 2011 | Christopher Knight
    I had been in the back of a dark cave for so long, watching a very complex and intricate shadow play cast on the walls by the world outside... and sincerely believing the shadows were life as everyone else knew it. I had no reason to even begin to grasp that what my condition had imposed upon me wasn't the way that people are meant to be at all. That my perception of the world was only a well-formed shade of what was truly possible. And then, in these past several months, I was able to come out of it...
  • Bin Laden's Son Is Hospitalized After He Hears His Father's Voice [Omar Bin Laden]

    09/04/2010 1:23:31 AM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | JULY 9, 2010 | By LARA SETRAKIAN
    Note: Video included. "Bin Laden's Son Is Hospitalized After He Hears His Father's Voice Omar Bin Laden Is Treated for Schizophrenia, Wife Asks for Divorce" July 9, 2010 SNIPPET: ""It's true that he was put on medication but released himself early," said a spokesman for Zeina Al Sabah, Omar's wife. The spokesman confirmed that Omar had bipolar disorder and was on anti-depressants." SNIPPET: ""Omar loves and hates Osama at the same time," she said." SNIPPET: "Omar, 29, has denounced his father's terrorist tactics and ideology. But he still maintains an emotional bond..." SNIPPET: "Much of Osama Bin Laden's family, comprising...
  • Lindsay (Lohan) a meth addict, bipolar: report

    08/01/2010 3:53:22 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 72 replies · 9+ views
    TMZ.com ^ | 08/01/2010 | Staff
    Hard-partying "Mean Girls" star Lindsay Lohan will be treated for methamphetamine addiction and a mental disorder that causes wild mood swings when she goes into rehab, the gossip website TMZ.com reported today. Lohan, 24, will be treated for meth addiction and bipolar disorder during her 90 days of court-ordered rehab following her release from jail this week -- which could happen as soon as today, her lawyer said. The site also quoted a person familiar with the case as saying methamphetamine -- a highly-addictive stimulant also known as crystal meth -- and opiates are Lohan's "drugs of choice." Opiates are...
  • Mel Gibson Uses Racial Slur: Report (This is still shocking news to ABC ???)

    07/01/2010 5:07:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/01/2010 | Bob Tourtellotte
    Oscar-winning director and actor Mel Gibson, who caused a media storm four years ago over an anti-Semitic statement, is again making headlines for using an apparent racial slur in an argument with his ex-girlfriend. Celebrity news website Radaronline.com Thursday published excerpts of an audiotape of Gibson telling Oksana Grigorieva, whom "The Passion of the Christ" director is battling in court, that they way she is dressed made her look like a "pig in heat." "If you get raped by a pack of n***ers, it will be your fault," Radaronline reported Gibson as shouting at Grigorieva during an argument she taped,...
  • Adam Ant Sectioned After Bizarre Rant at Christians

    EIGHTIES pop legend Adam Ant has been committed to psychiatric care after ranting at Christians during a Church Hall event. The troubled star, who suffers from bipolar disorder, was hospitalised on Tuesday night in London. An unspecified incident led to the 55-year-old singer being taken into care, according to the Adam and the Ants website. "Adam is currently undergoing initial psychiatric assessment and more details will follow when appropriate. Ant Lib Online would like to wish Adam all the best in his recovery," it said. A message sent by the star - whose real name is Stuart Goddard - read:...
  • Will Obamacare pay for my Prozac, my Prilosec and my Ambien? (VANITY)

    03/21/2010 11:50:29 PM PDT · by erkyl · 29 replies · 681+ views
    Vanity | 3/22/2010 | Me
    Now this thing has been shoved down my throat, I'm feeling my ulcer flaring up, depression setting in and insomnia coming on. I can't get to the 24 hour pharmacy---do you think Obama, Pelosi, or Stupak will get me my meds?
  • Bipolar, Violence, And The Pentagon Shooting

    03/06/2010 6:41:41 PM PST · by j_marie · 42 replies · 800+ views
    Articlesbase ^ | 3/6/2009 | Richard Jarzynka
    On March 4, 2010, John Bendell shot two police officers at the entrance to the Pentagon. He and I have a feared and very personal trait in common. Like me - and 5.7 million other Americans - Mr. Bendell had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. However, unlike Mr. Bendell, most of those 5.7 million and I have never committed a crime and are not violent.
  • Bipolar diagnosis jumps in young children: study

    01/15/2010 7:30:21 AM PST · by decimon · 39 replies · 837+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 15, 2010 | Ros Krasny
    BOSTON (Reuters) – The number of children aged 2 to 5 who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and prescribed powerful antipsychotic drugs has doubled over the past decade, according to research released on Friday. The research suggests that while it is still rare to prescribe powerful psychiatric drugs to 2-year-olds, the practice is becoming more frequent. The data, compiled from 2000 to 2007, and published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, could inform testimony at the upcoming Boston-area murder trials of the parents of 4-year-old Rebecca Riley. The girl died of an overdose...
  • ZOT! BIPOLAR, BUT SINGLE-HEARTED

    01/11/2010 2:22:55 PM PST · by YaZhynka · 38 replies · 1,217+ views
    Fascinating Authors ^ | January 11, 2010 | Richard Jarzynka
    In the spring of 1998, I publicly revealed that the orgasm is not the crowning achievement of my life. Having been bombarded for months with the “spin” regarding Bill Clinton’s most infamous national sex scandal, I felt compelled to make my own statement. I was sickened by the excuses. “It was just a lie about sex.” “Everybody cheats.” “Boys will be boys.” “That depends on what the definition of the word ‘is’ is.” And my favorite; “If I were Clinton, I’d have done it, too.” To which I quickly responded, “And I wouldn’t want you to be President, either.” I...
  • Major League Pitcher "Blessed" by Depression

    01/09/2010 8:27:09 AM PST · by YaZhynka · 1 replies · 564+ views
    Bipolar Richard's Almanac ^ | January 9, 2010 | Richard Jarzynka
    How is it possible that a severe elbow injury could be a good thing for a man who makes a living throwing a baseball with that arm? Answer: It made him depressed. So depressed, in fact, that when the elbow had healed, he was still unable to return to his team. Justin Duchscherer, a pitcher for the Oakland A’s, missed much of the 2009 season due to elbow surgery
  • God is Not Messing with You

    01/08/2010 6:27:31 AM PST · by YaZhynka · 1 replies · 362+ views
    Ezine Articles ^ | December 16, 2010 | Richard Jarzynka
    "Consider yourself kicked in the ass," said Pastor Bruce Edwards in the sanctuary of Allison Park Church - right after I went to him for prayer. I needed it, the kick more so than the prayer. I expected him to burst forth with a full-fiery Pentecostal blizzard of petition. But Bruce had other ideas. Bruce wanted to do even more than pray. Fortunately, I trust Bruce. In fact, I trust him so much that I revealed my bipolar diagnosis to him at a time when I was still likely to explode at any moment. I was out of work and...
  • God Likes the Crazy People

    12/05/2009 8:06:49 AM PST · by YaZhynka · 2 replies · 381+ views
    EzineArticles ^ | December 4, 2009 | Richard Jarzynka
    "Rich-ieee!" the gleaming Caribbean ex-addict sings my name as the worship music soars and pounds to start the service. We embrace and I can feel the crazy coming off of him. We stand back and I look wildly into his wild-eyed grin, yelping, "Yeah! God likes the crazy people!" And he yelps back, "Rich-ieee! Because we'll get crazy for him!"And I let out a cackling bipolar howl as the music blares. This man knows something about "crazy." He decided to get clean only after a drug deal got him thrown into the trunk of a car; driven into a field...
  • Why I Parted Ways With The Right(LGF Blames Free Republic)

    11/30/2009 7:40:52 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 188 replies · 11,078+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 11-30-09 | Charles Johnson
    (Reason #)8. A right-wing blogosphere that is almost universally dominated by raging hate speech (see: Hot Air, Free Republic, Ace of Spades, etc.)
  • (Boston)Doctor stabbed, attacker killed (Video)

    10/30/2009 2:33:40 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 22 replies · 1,060+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | October 28, 2009 | David Abel and Maria Cramer
    A patient at a Massachusetts General Hospital bipolar clinic stabbed his psychiatrist during a treatment session yesterday afternoon, and was then shot dead by an off-duty security guard, in a frantic scene that a colleague later described as “every psychiatrist’s worst nightmare.’’ Dr. Astrid Desrosiers, a 49-year-old instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, the mother of grown children, and a celebrated doctor in the city’s Haitian community, was in stable condition at MGH and recovering from her wounds, relatives, colleagues, and hospital officials said. Police identified the assailant as Jay Carciero, 37, of Reading. Relatives described him as a...
  • The Gift of Manic-Depression

    09/02/2009 11:55:24 AM PDT · by YaZhynka · 12 replies · 1,048+ views
    Commercial link broken by mod | July 16, 2009 | Richard Jarzynka
    I cracked up – for the first time - on June 4, 1988, three weeks short of completing my Masters degree in Psychology. Some would say I had a nervous breakdown. The psych ward doctors said it was major depression. I say that I saw just how evil my sin is in the eyes of God and it scared the hell out of me. I cracked up, broke down, and de-pressed. I cobbled together some mad reality and blew a fuse. I despaired, decompensated, detached, and derailed. I lost my mind, never to be the same again. Thanks be to...
  • McCain On Face The Nation Shows Why You Simply Can't Count On Him (Video)

    08/30/2009 1:09:51 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 29 replies · 986+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 8/30/09 | talkradio03
    I know he said he thinks the CIA investigation would be a bad thing, then spends the rest of the interview talking about how our image in the world is damaged because of torture, he John, the world would be speaking fluent German if it wasn't for us...Good Grief, please retire... (Video from Face the Nation)
  • Having BIPOLAR vs. Being BIPOLAR

    07/31/2009 1:25:45 PM PDT · by YaZhynka · 19 replies · 957+ views
    July 31, 2009 | Richard Jarzynka
    HAVING BIPOLAR vs. BEING BIPOLAR (excerpt from the book, "Blessed With Bipolar: 36 God-Given Gifts of Manic Depression) I have bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder does not have me. Bipolar disorder is not, my identity. It is not who I am. Bipolar disorder impacts my personality, emotions, and behavior. It does not dictate what I think, believe, say, or do. There are blessings that come with “having bipolar disorder.” “Being bipolar,” on the other hand, would be nothing but a burden. If I think of myself as “being bipolar” (or of bipolar as being my being), then I am controlled by...
  • You Aren't Bipolar, You're Just a Jerk!

    07/22/2009 5:49:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 128 replies · 3,298+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2009 | Mike Adams
    It’s getting old, isn’t it? Everyone these days is bipolar or has some other chic mental disorder that he feels excuses his self-centered conduct. Like the guy who once walked into my class twenty minutes late. I told him it was his last time to come in late. He said, “But you don’t understand, I’m bipolar.” And he said it in front of the whole class. Having a mental disorder used to be a source of embarrassment. But, now, it’s often a request for special treatment, which, when granted, fuels self-centered conduct. That’s why a pastor friend of mine now...
  • Blessed with BIPOLAR?

    07/12/2009 9:53:03 AM PDT · by YaZhynka · 64 replies · 2,437+ views
    July 12, 2009 | Richard Jarzynka
    I cracked up – for the first time - on June 4, 1988, three weeks short of completing my Masters degree in Psychology. Some would say I had a nervous breakdown. The psych ward doctors said it was major depression. I say that I saw just how evil my sin is in the eyes of God and it scared the hell out of me. I cracked up, broke down, and de-pressed. I cobbled together some mad reality and blew a fuse. I despaired, decompensated, detached, and derailed. I lost my mind, never to be the same again. Thanks be to...
  • Gluten linked to schizophrenia & type 1 diabetes

    05/04/2009 7:31:49 PM PDT · by MetaThought · 49 replies · 1,862+ views
    stv.tv ^ | 27 April 2009 07:00 AM
    Scientists study affect of gluten on mental health Scottish scientists believe that gluten-rich foods could help trigger schizophrenia in people with a genetic predisposition to the condition. Scottish scientists believe that gluten-rich foods could help trigger schizophrenia in people with a genetic predisposition to the condition. The researchers at the prospective University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) are looking at the links between schizophrenia and diabetes. The two studies undertaken by geneticist Dr Jun Wei and his team in Inverness are to be funded by £300,000 from the Schizophrenia Association of Great Britain. The first project is to explore...
  • Could Britney Spears' psychiatrists be undermining her mental health?

    03/09/2009 1:28:01 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 26 replies · 1,282+ views
    Well folks Britney Spears, the queen of comebacks has done it again. After the previous years' meltdown which lead to her being hospitalized twice at UCLA as well as her being placed under emergency guardianship, Britney Spears is back again like a boomerang. Already there is talks of a movie deal and perhaps another sleazy album. But the road back up has been long and hard and although she is now seeking treatment for "Bipolar" disorder, psychiatrists in charge of her care may be doing more to undermine her mental health than promote it. Britney Spears was incarcerated in UCLA's...
  • Sympathy for Blagojevich

    12/11/2008 2:44:22 PM PST · by malkee · 40 replies · 967+ views
    Progressiveinvolvement.com ^ | Dec. 11, 2008 | John Petty
    Bipolar sufferers often have difficulty with normal levels of stress. A politician--especially a Chicago politician--might very well become psychologically debilitated from excessive stress. Politicians do have real enemies, after all, and many occasions of feeling pressured, unappreciated, slighted. All this would be exacerbated with bipolar disorder. The Fitzgerald affadavit indicates that Blagojevich no longer had much interest in being Illinois governor. He was looking for something more interesting with more money. (Bipolar sufferers often have difficulty with money.) This, too, would fit with bipolar. Most people would not find the job of state governor to be boring. A person with...
  • Researchers Fail to Reveal Full Drug Pay [Sen. Grassley Discovered Conflict of Interest]

    06/07/2008 11:21:54 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 10 replies · 247+ views
    New York Times ^ | 06/08/08 | GARDINER HARRIS and BENEDICT CAREY
    A world-renowned Harvard child psychiatrist whose work has helped fuel an explosion in the use of powerful antipsychotic medicines in children earned at least $1.6 million in consulting fees from drug makers from 2000 to 2007 but for years did not report much of this income to university officials, according to information given Congressional investigators. [excerpt - click here to read the whole article]
  • Britney Spears taken from home in ambulance

    01/31/2008 3:09:24 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 110 replies · 292+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 31/01/2008 | Bonnie Malkin
    Britney Spears taken from home in ambulance By Bonnie Malkin Last Updated: 10:53am GMT 31/01/2008 Troubled pop star Britney Spears has been taken to hospital in an ambulance to "get help". The ambulance picked Spears up at her Studio City home shortly after 1:30 am (0930 GMT). It was escorted to the hospital by more than a dozen motorcycle officers, two police cruisers and two police helicopters. Los Angeles police would not immediately confirm the report but one officer, who requested anonymity, said Spears was being taken to "get help". Celebrity gossip website TMZ.com reported Spears was rushed to UCLA...
  • New Bipolar Disorder Treatments Tested

    09/02/2007 9:09:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 646+ views
    Forbes & AP ^ | September 02, 2007 | MALCOLM RITTER
    AP Science Writer Scientists are testing seasickness patches and other surprising options in a challenging search for new ways to treat the crushing depression and uncontrolled mania of bipolar disorder. Also called manic-depression, it's an illness that can rip careers and marriages apart and drive people to suicide. And it's so complex and mysterious that researchers haven't developed a medication specifically for it since lithium, more than half a century ago. Yet bipolar appears in various forms and severity in about 1 in every 25 American adults at some point in their lives, according to a major study published in...
  • Suit accuses Starbucks of discrimination (fired bipolar woman gets $75,000)

    06/14/2007 8:37:58 PM PDT · by Dan Evans · 20 replies · 910+ views
    seattle pi.com ^ | September 15, 2006 | CRAIG HARRIS
    When Christine Drake worked as a Starbucks barista, the Seattle woman with psychiatric disabilities said it was the first time in her life that she "felt a sense of accomplishment." But after two years on the job, a new manager at the Starbucks store at 425 Queen Anne Ave. N. in Seattle allegedly discriminated against Drake, decreased her hours and berated her in front of customers, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Lisa Cox, an EEOC lawyer, said the world's largest coffee retailer ignored Drake's requests for help and violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by not accommodating...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Thursday, May 10, 2007

    05/10/2007 2:36:16 PM PDT · by Tarkus2040 · 95 replies · 1,042+ views
    BE HERE, OR BE NOWHERE!