We update the research on antidepressants in bipolar disorder, and 18 experts weigh in on how they use these medications in bipolar II disorder in this podcast.
Hagop Akiskal was known for the bipolar spectrum, but that was just the latest in a 50 year career that constantly pushed psychiatry in new directions. As soon as his ideas entered the mainstream, he moved on to the next controversy, and on January 20th 2021 he moved on from this life. In this podcast, we look back on his legacy, beginning in the early 1970’s when Dr. Akiskal reshaped the way we think about depression, particularly the false dichotomy between stress-induced vs. biological depression.
In this podcast, we get answers from Brett Stevens, an entrepreneur, athlete, and one-time professional gambler who has written about his experience with mania and what he did to overcome it.
Voices, Paranoia, Delusions For reasons not entirely clear, many people, and many doctors among them, seem to believe […]
(1/2015) Of the many things that can be said about this combination of problems, for now I just […]
This website is about “depression plus”: more than plain depression, weirder or more ups and downs — but […]
Antidepressants can cause mania, but how often they do depends on the study.
What’s with this “spectrum” talk? The DSM is the official rule book of diagnoses, right? Bottom line: The […]
You’d think psychiatry would know more about this. Everyone knows estrogen has something to do with mood, right? […]
Notes from a presentation by Dr. Akiskal This is a “translation” for non-psychiatrists out there. All responsibility for […]
This is a copy of the material from my Diagnosis page, placed here for ease of access to […]
Between bipolar and depression is a range of mood problems called the mood spectrum. It includes bipolar II, depression with mixed features, and depressions that don’t respond well to antidepressants.
(updated 2014) Medication information:Amazingly detailed information on any medication, by any name you know, or you can search. […]
with Gradual Antidepressant Reduction With respect for Dr. Gary Sachs, Director of the Harvard Bipolar Disorders Program and […]
Menopause affects mood, especially “perimenopause”, the phase roughly 5 years prior to the end of menses (age 51, on average, […]
It’s amazing how little is known about some really basic things — like what causes PMS, for example. […]
Is there Some Evolutionary Advantage to Bipolar? Evolution did not select out bipolar disorder because the genes which […]
a dramatic example — yet missed, and worse Here is one woman’s account of cycling (used by permission). […]