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Bipolar Disorder II: A review

Lithium is the current gold standard for the pharmacological treatment of bipolar disorder
Lithium is the current gold standard for the pharmacological treatment of bipolar disorder. Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/home_of_chaos/4928878371

This post will look at Bipolar Disorder (BD) and where possible focus on the variant Bipolar Disorder II. It will examine its genetic and psychosocial aetiologies, and consider its diagnosis and treatment. A brief visit will be paid to online spaces for treatment. The post will conclude that Bipolar Disorder is a pernicious illness but that hope remains for the sufferer that with good management and strong support they can lead a productive life.

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An uphill path

Uphill Struggle by Eddie Monosnaps on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dubpics/
Uphill Struggle. By Eddie Monosnaps on Flickr

Today is an uphill path.

I am writing a 5,000 word literature review on the topic of men and grieving and so far have written 5,400 words that make no sense at all.

Every effort to focus is being resisted by my mind and I find it near-impossible to settle down to work.

My grief over the death of my marriage is still weighing heavily on my mind today.

I’ve only got three weeks to get this right. I am praying.