Identifying the warning signs – Bipolar Disorder

Individuals with bipolar mood disorder often have cycles of elevate and depressed mood that fit the description of "manic depression." When a person's illness follows this pattern, a diagnosis of bipolar disorder is usually relatively easy. For example, an individual's mood can range from feelings of elation, euphoria and high energy to depression and suicidal … Continue reading Identifying the warning signs – Bipolar Disorder

Dopaquel and what it does to your brain?

Dopaquel is an international brand name for Quetiapine, which is a class of medications called atypical antipsychotics. It is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Quetiapine works in the brain, where it affects various neurotransmitters, in particular serotonin and dopamine. Quetiapine works by BLOCKING the receptors in the brain that dopamine acts on. This … Continue reading Dopaquel and what it does to your brain?

Wellbutrin – what does it actually do for you?

Wellbutrin, or bupropion, is a drug that's main purpose is to treat depression. It can however also be used to help stop smoking. In contrast to stimulant medication (like amphetamine or methylphenidate), which normally starts working within a few hours, Wellbutrin (like any other antidepressants) can take approximately 3 to 7 days before you notice … Continue reading Wellbutrin – what does it actually do for you?

Breathing Excercises – calming yourself down.

After last week Wednesday's flashback of the accident, I found myself permanently anxious on the roads and tensing up uncontrollably. I have also not been sleeping well since the incident on Wednesday. So I went to see my psychologist yesterday and sitting in her office I suddenly couldn't focus as the room started to spin. … Continue reading Breathing Excercises – calming yourself down.

Blow after Blow – but I am deciding to hold my head up high.

This year has been one of my most toughest years ever. I have permanently had my faith tested. My loving husband, keeps telling me I need to focus on the positive things that happened this year, but how was I supposed to focus on those when blow after blow, I felt like I was being … Continue reading Blow after Blow – but I am deciding to hold my head up high.