Author Archives: charlotte Wessels

Software upgrade!

So yes, depression showed up, but you know what, the monster isn't half as intimidating as it always was.

Software upgrade!

So yes, depression showed up, but you know what, the monster isn't half as intimidating as it always was.

Software upgrade!

So yes, depression showed up, but you know what, the monster isn't half as intimidating as it always was.

Put up a picture, we are gonna be here a while

Yes, that is what is happening, normal life, which, to everyone else, is so boring, is for me uncharted territory, full of mystery and adventure. I should pack in my tent, flashlight and remember my camera!

Losing my mind, many ways: comorbidities in bipolar disorder

Please keep in mind that correlation does not imply causation. Just because you have BD, and all these many illnesses have been found to be more prevalent amongst people with BD, does not mean you suffer from all or even some of those illnesses.

What is the true prevalence of bipolar disorder?

Depression is a relatively easy condition to diagnose where as bipolar disorder poses more challenges due to a lack of information and the need of historical input together with the evaluation of current symptoms. This is the main reason behind many people suffering from bipolar disorder (especially type 2) get misdiagnosed with unipolar depression.

Who am I, Bipolar and meds aside

Originally posted on charlottewessels.worpress.com How often do you get the question; “what are you like when you’re not on pills?” or “what were you like before you were diagnosed?” Ugh. […]

Dig out your sneakers, unless… Exercise and Bipolar Disorder

Based on the article “’It’s a double edged sword’: A qualitative analysis of the experiences of exercise amongst people with Bipolar Disorder” Wright, K et. al. Journal of affective disorders […]

Bipolar II disorder compared to bipolar I disorder – the results are not what you would expect

Based on the following article: “American tertiary clinic-referred bipolar II disorder compared to bipolar I disorder: More severe in multiple ways, but less severe in a few other ways” Dell’Osso, […]

Not what you were before? – Bipolar disorder (BD) and congnitive impairment

This blog is based on the following article: Bauer IE, et al., Inflammatory mediators of cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder, Journal of Psychiatric Research (2014) Have you ever felt like […]