Life Raising A Bipolar Child/Teen

I've been asked to write an article on what it's like raising a child with bipolar. With so many complexities involved I'm having trouble deciding where to start. It's been seven years since Jessie first began experiencing overwhelming emotions and raging tempers. Those years have been a rollercoaster of emotions. It's been exhausting, distressing, trying,... Continue Reading →

Manic Depression and its Evolution to Bipolar.

Manic depression was the name previously given to the mood disorder, bipolar. Back in the late 1800's the work of Jean-Pierre Falret, a French psychiatrist, led to the term Manic-depressive psychosis becoming the initial name for this mental illness. He identified the "folie circulaire", the circular insanity of manic and melancholic episodes, interspersed with periods of... Continue Reading →

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