bipolar linkdump: the mostly orly snarky edition

I’m suffering from irritabipolar disorder, it’s a form of manic depression that the DSM continues to ignore. It can be alleviated, if not cured, by massive applications of cash and lesbians to the afflicted area i.e. me. It’s a very elite version, so I’m even more special than I was yesterday. Fortunately, people tend to find me amusing when I’m pissy. And I only ever smack people once with a fish for saying so.


10 Celebrities Living with Bipolar Disorder – 5 of them in the quotes below.
Jean Claude van Damme, “I’m not perfect … I’m an extreme bipolar, and I’m taking medication for this.”
Ben Stiller, “I have not been an easygoing guy. I think it’s called bipolar manic depression. I’ve got a rich history of that in my family.”
Mary Lambert, “I’m clinically bipolar, I have a lot of insecurities — there’s a lot that I’m constantly going through. [Talking about it] allows us to connect to each other in ways we wouldn’t.”
Demi Lovato, “Bipolar depression really got my life off track. But today I’m proud to say I am living proof that someone can live, love, and be well with bipolar disorder when they get the education, support, and treatment they need…I want to shine a light on the people out there who, like me, are learning to live well with mental illness by getting the right diagnosis and finding the right treatment plan. I want to be the most informed and powerful advocate I can be and to help people find the courage to seek help.”
Catherine Zeta Jones, “[Bipolar] is something I have been dealing with for a long time…I never wanted to be as open about it as I was. I have a British stiff-upper-lip mentality – it wasn’t something I wanted to shout from the rooftops. But when it did come to light, I know I’m not the only person who suffers with it or has to deal with it on a day-to-day basis. So if I’ve helped anybody by discussing bipolar or depression, that’s great.”


Brian Wilson, Then there are the voices in his head that torment him – “auditory hallucinations,” he calls them. “Yeah,” he says, “I’ve been suffering with them for like, 30 years. I tend to hear voices, you know, but I can’t discern what they’re saying. I just hear a lot of rattle-y voices.”

Remember kids, the words of celebrities are no more valuable than your words, they’re just heard by a lot more people. That does not necessarily make them true or relevant. Comsume with caution. May contain traces of nuts.

It’s a matter of a pinion, said the pigeon

And now for the latest Lubitz theories, Lynne Curry: Fallout from a suicidal pilot and Mental illness needs support, not scrutiny, after crash.
Coast Hotel Psychiatry  “No psychiatrist is available so when she becomes a danger to herself or to others, take her to the hospital emergency room.
Insanity is not a capital crime, If you commit a serious-enough offense, it doesn’t matter in the eyes of the law if you have a diagnosed mental illness and you weren’t able to control your actions. You’ll be executed regardless. America: land of the (kind of) free.

Dating someone with bipolar – tricky to live with, mindblowingly astonishingly exquisitely amazingly good in bed. (blahpolar, 2015)

Dating someone with bipolar, a Reddit thread about the issues, which stands out due to the poster’s lack of hysterical invective. I’d just like to mention to all the billions of applications for my hand in marriage out there* that I have never ended a relationship randomly.
On much the same subject, Lynyrd McCormick’s bipolar love song will either make you laugh or become homicidal. Depends how you feel about amusing country music that calls you crazy. Brb buying a gun.


As for me, I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell (right now you can’t tell).

IRS in the USA? your disorder might save your ass.
Through the lens of time, After a 10-year struggle with manic depression, French photographer Yann Layma has returned with his first Chinese photo album Yesterday’s China, continuing his love affair with the country.
Nicole Kidman’s ‘Grace of Monaco’ Will Be In Good Company On Lifetime, So Zip It, Haters.
Sarah Jessica Parker plays Callie Cain, a single mother struggling to cope with manic depression while raising her five children

Search & Research


No Substitute: A good night’s sleep is good medicine.
Lithium Linked to Thyroid Dysfunction, but Only in Women Daniel M. Keller, PhD European Psychiatric Association (EPA) 23rd Congress. Medscape, so (free) login required.
Looking for Bipolar II Women for MRI Study (McLean Hospital) BOSTON Do you suffer from Type II Bipolar Disorder? If you do and are a woman between the ages of 18 and 45, you may be eligible for a research study at McLean Hospital. The study involves a 2 hour interview and an MRI scan of your brain. You will be paid up to $200 for participating in the study. If you are interested, contact Dr. Brad Reich through Craig’s List or at 617-855-2935.
Bipolar symptoms for men and women are not the same, for example, In general, men with bipolar disorder first present with symptoms of mania. Women more often show symptoms of depression.

The {Stigm{A}rmy Education Troops (an orly owl free zone)

Removing the stigma of bipolar disorder Kyle Kixmiller and Nancy Lacy Kixmiller were married for several years while Kyle battled bipolar disorder and alcoholism. He died on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 52 years old.
Targeting Teenage Depression By Karen Swartz, M.D. Baltimore, MD, USA
Courage To Come Back: Mental Health recipient stamps out stigma. Andrea Paquette is the founder of, VANCOUVER – She may playfully refer to herself the “bipolar babe,” but her life has been anything but fun and games.
‘Your life is in your hands’ Madison Dorling, 21, a third-year St. Lawrence student in the BAA Behavioural Psychology Bachelor Degree program, spoke for the first time, publicly about her bipolar disorder diagnosis.
Bipolar disorder training for Adults with Bipolar Disorder, their Family Caregivers, and the General Public Our next webinar will be aired live on June 10, 2015 at 7PM ET / 4PM PT, Presented by Gary Sachs, M.D.
How Nic Newling beat the black dog: Can young people who suffer bipolar disorder ever recover?
Joe Pantoliano Set for NO KIDDING! ME TOO!! Documentary Event at Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/13
“This empowering film sheds light on the fact that nearly 100 million Americans suffer in isolation. Candid, often humorous discussions with Pantoliano and his family on their struggle with his own clinical depression, as well as the compelling stories of six other people from all walks of life, all affected differently by mental illness, including a brain surgeon with bipolar disorder and three high school students managing bipolar disorder and clinical depression, are part of the film. Each frankly discusses the struggle before diagnosis, with attempts at self-medication and other destructive behavior, as well as the hope and encouragement they discover when managing their own recovery and finally realizing they are not alone. The result is an inspiring vision of a society that “stomps the stigma”, as those impacted by mental illness are surprised to find millions of others like themselves, saying, “No Kidding! Me Too!!”


Georgia veteran shot dead by police needed more help from VA, Bridget Anderson says Anthony Hill, who was shot dead by police in Atlanta in March, did not receive proper medical care for bipolar disorder.

Make it stop!

Continuing planet earth’s bipolarity, we have bipolar weather, gaming, economics, politics, music, electronics, engineering, … we know all about those, but this is a new one to me. Monthly Prescribing Reference
Bipolar FRF Tx for Acne in Japanese Deemed Safe, Effective. Now even the medical field is using it. Soon people will think we blow hot and cold, can’t manage money, can’t handle leadership, enjoy music, are into electric shocks and have shitty skin.

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Oh dear …


Remind me why bipolar is a disorder instead of simply an adjective? We need a name change, guys. I know I keep saying it, but we do.

Breaking news: water is wet


This fucks me off a metric fucktonne of a fuckload. You guys know I get pissy about being called crazy; this week my ire and my eyebrows are raised at Time Mag, that allegedly respectable blah blah blah they’re a shower of idiots for this one. Yes, Science Shows Creative People Are More Likely to Be Crazy. Beyond my personal issues with the word; how many times are all of the faculties of academia required to trot that info out, before we can all just respectfully accept it and move the fucking fuck forwards? Bipolar and ADHD feature in the article and I suspect you’ll agree that it can all be filed under,  “No shit, Sherlock!”

Dear scientists,

Thanks for the recurring opinions, evidence, proof and theories about our creativity. Now how about you give us all arts grants and then piss off and hunt for a freaking cure?



The Genius-Insanity Gene: Why The Smartest People Are A Little Bit Crazy . The way I see it, if you want to be successful in ANY walk of life, you gotta be a little bit f*cked up too. I mean, all the “good ones” are.

Dear scientists,

My previous email refers; simply include the word ‘intelligence’.

Yours unfunded,


Facebook can worsen as well as improve mental health conditions – yeah thanks … we actually knew that before you did. Knobhead.


*I really am joking, try the bipolar dating site instead. I have zero idea what it’s like. I’m just working the lesbo angle for SEO purposes, I figure I’ll get 746582 visitors looking for lesbian porn.

You have just wasted time that you will never get back.

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