Author Archives: Ilse Watson

Understanding Bipolar Mood Disorder

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[I originally wrote this article for Natural Medicine Magazine. They published it in their July 2017 issue.] By Ilse Watson Bipolar mood disorder is a serious…

Lithium Better At Treating Bipolar

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An Australian study has found Lithium to be better at protecting the brains of bipolar patients than that of a newer and more popular antipsychotic…

People Who Think About Suicide …

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[Extract from an article from Mental Health Matters – the South African Depression and Anxiety Group‘s magazine.] People who are thinking about suicide might ……

What To Do If You Think Someone Might Have Bipolar Disorder

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[Article from IBPF ORG.] It is hard to watch someone you care about when they’re not doing well. You want to help but maybe you don’t…

What Are The Signs of ‘High-Functioning’ Depression And Could You Have It? (This is a long read, but please make the effort.)

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Article by Annie Wright from The Mighty. If I were to ask you to picture and describe a depressed person, what would you envision? Someone having…

How To Get Rid Of Anxiety Without Medication

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[Source: Healthy Place.] To get rid of anxiety can seem like an impossible dream when we’re in the midst of struggling with it. While medication is…

Healthy Self-Esteem When You Have Bipolar

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[Article by Natasha Tracy from Healthy Place.] I think it’s hard to have healthy self-esteem when you have bipolar. Sure, you can have grandiose self-esteem when you’re manic or…

10 Steps Before Ritalin

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[Extracted from a talk by Dr Hein Badenhorst – http://www.adhasa.co.za] ADHD refers to Attention Deficit Disorder with or without Hyperactivity. This article gives a broad…

Wrapping Your Head Around Bipolar Disorder – A Series (Part Two)

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? [If you missed part one, you can read it here.] By Ilse Watson What types of medication is used to treat bipolar disorder? Mood…

Wrapping Your Head Around Bipolar Disorder – A Series (Part One)

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[I recently attended a seminar about bipolar disorder – it was very interesting and informative and I certainly learnt more about the illness. So I’ve…