Meeting Notes – February 23, 2011

March 2, 2011

There was a larger group this week, due to the anticipated talk from Dr. Jenifer Culver on current therapy options for depression and bipolar disorder. Unfortunately, she had to cancel at the last minute to care for a sick child, and hopes to reschedule for the 4th Wednesday of next month. Introductions We began the […]

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Meeting Notes – February 16, 2011

February 23, 2011

The meeting started out small this week – only four of us showed up by the normal start time (6:30).  As we set chairs and tables up for a larger group, a bemused newcomer wondered what exactly we were up to.  Shortly after, people began to drift in until we had a group of 10-15 […]

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Interesting Facts About Bipolar Disorder (from the DSM IV)

December 7, 2010

Average age of onset is 20 years old. The first episode in males is more likely to be a Manic Episode, and the number of Manic Episodes is more likely to meet or exceed the number of Major Depressive Episodes. A female’s first episode is more likely to be a Major Depressive Episode, and it […]

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Psychotic Features That May Be Present in Severe Mood Disorders (according to the DSM IV)

December 7, 2010

Mood-Congruent Auditory hallucinations Mood-Incongruent (less common – associated with poorer prognosis) thought insertion: one’s thoughts are not one’s own thought broadcasting: others can hear one’s thoughts delusions of control: one’s actions are under outside control

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Mental Illness Scholarships

October 26, 2010

Lilly Reintegration Scholarship for those diagnosed with bipolar, schizophrenic, or schizo-affective disorder The Charles A. Olayinka Scholarship 500 words or less essay competition for $1,000 for those with bipolar disorder Bipolar Lives Scholarship 450 – 900 word essay for $1,000 scholarship for those with bipolar disorder INCIGHT scholarship $750 scholarship renewable for 4 years for […]

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Meeting Notes – October 20, 2010

October 26, 2010

The regular portion of our meeting was abbreviated because this was a speaker meeting. Introductions Katherine asked everyone to keep introductions short because we had a speaker coming at 7:30. In going around the circle we had everyone answer only the three short questions and skipped the usual 4th item. Your first name Your diagnosis […]

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Bipolar Haiku

October 25, 2010

Tired, anxious, sad Time to change the meds again. (My shrink’s on speed dial) Lust courses through me. Receipts fill up my wallet I am fully spent Alarm rings. Get up? You’ve got to be kidding me. Would rather burrow.

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Lies

October 25, 2010

The first significant lie I remember telling, perhaps because this is where I think my semi-habit of lying began, was when I was very young and crying in the corner of my closet. My father came in and crouched down near me. He asked me why I was crying. I said that I didn’t know, […]

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Resources – Old Site – RX Med Savings

October 25, 2010

We are updating our website We are in the process of converting the content from our old website into the format of our new website. This is a page from our old website that will be edited and updated shortly. We welcome your input on how to improve this page. Please send us your comments, […]

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Resources – Old Site – Programs

October 25, 2010

We are updating our website We are in the process of converting the content from our old website into the format of our new website. This is a page from our old website that will be edited and updated shortly. We welcome your input on how to improve this page. Please send us your comments, […]

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