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Bipolar Disorder

Running Wild: A Manic Episode

Nothing sounds more like bipolar disorder than spending sprees, grandiose thoughts, and suicidal ideation. What follows is my worst manic episode that led to my first hospitalization.

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Bipolar Disorder

My First Mental Hospitalization

The mental hospital is a mysterious place for many, and no one ever wants to be inside one. It has derogatory names like the “nut house” and the “looney bin,” but it saved my life. Here is my attempt at destigmatizing mental hospitals.

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Bipolar Disorder

Manic: An Episode Deconstructed

What does a manic episode look like? In this post I first describe an episode of mine, then break it down piece by piece explaining the ins and outs of the episode.

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Medication

Pill Popping: The Stigma Against Medication

“If people had a better understanding of how mental illnesses work, they could better understand how medications work…”