shared experiences

Jolie: bipolar testimony

Please scroll down to see this testimony in German. Bitte scrollen Sie die Seite hinunter um die deutsche Version zu lesen. Name: Jolie Age: 23 Country/location: Region Oldenburg, lower Saxony, Germany Diagnosis/diagnoses: bipolar disorder, with both sides highly pronounced, thereby … Continued

Heidi: bipolar testimony

Name: Heidi Country/location: Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA. Age: 41 Diagnosis: Bipolar I disorder, diagnosed by my regular internal medicine specialist and confirmed by a psychiatrist. Onset of bipolar illness: In my teens. Approximate date of bipolar disorder diagnosis: Summer 2006, … Continued

Creativity and Bipolar Disorder

Neus Barrantes-Vidal from Barcelona and Gloria Calderon from Oxford, discuss the issue of creative advantage associated in families with bipolar disorder and other related illnesses. Creativity and Bipolar Disorders Revisited from Current Psychological Perspectives. “One of the practically useful implications … Continued

Sharon: bipolar testimony

Name: Sharon Age: 34 Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Diagnoses: Bipolar I disorder Other Diagnoses:  chronic back pain Onset: Spring of 2006 (manic episode). Family/career: Living with my husband of 8 years; currently on sick leave. My Story Through my … Continued

Once we had a daughter

This story was originally published in The Guardian newspaper on 22nd April 2006. On November 21 2004, my daughter Alice, a student at Glasgow School of Art, told her flatmate that she would not, after all, go out to get … Continued