Wednesday, June 22, 2011

bipolar condition

Brain or Nervous System Condition?
The hidden neurobiology of the bipolar condition?
Bipolar disorder, or manic depression, is a medical illness that causes extreme shifts in mood, energy, and functioning. These changes may be subtle or dramatic and typically vary greatly over the course of a person’s life as well as among individuals. Most people generally require some sort of lifelong treatment. While medication is one key element in successful treatment of bipolar disorder, psychotherapy, support, and education about the illness are also essential components of the treatment process. Is bipolar an illness like diabetes or cancer and will specialists find a "mental illness" gene? Or has a more holistic understanding of human development uncovered the biology of the bipolar condition?

bipolar mood swings

Why do I have this awful feeling?
A Down Spiral Day, Today. Dam! Bipolar Mood Swings?
The mood swings of bipolar disorder can be profoundly destructive. Depression can make you isolate yourself from your friends and loved ones. You may find it impossible to get out of bed, let alone keep your job. During manic periods, you be may be reckless and volatile. Picking up the pieces after mood swings can be hard, WebMD.
I slipped two days ago, fell off my new diet wagon treating myself to fat saturated fast food & ice cream. The old pattern claimed me for its own early this morning and like my previous bipolar mood swings, there is a war going on within me now?

Today I'm not lost to my bipolar mood swings though?

Monday, June 20, 2011

famous bipolar people

There are so many famous bipolar people? Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of U.S. suffered from severe and debilitating and on occasion suicidal depressions, as recorded by Carl Sandburg in his comprehensive six-volume biographical analysis of his life. “A tendency to melancholy” Lincoln once wrote in a letter to a friend, “let it be observed, is a misfortune, not a fault.” The most amazing part of his story was the sheer determination with which he willed himself to overcome his serious affliction and still achieve all he was able to achieve for our young and troubled nation at war with itself. With so many famous bipolar people in history, our reactive judgements towards the so-called mentally ill, are pathetic in this 21st century. Isn't it time we grew up a little more?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

bipolar delusions

Hollywood Hype or Reality?
Bipolar Delusions have no purpose? - No meaning?
Delusions are false beliefs that are firmly held.
Types of delusions include:
Delusions of grandeur; the false belief that one is famous or publicly important or is a god.
Delusional jealousy; believing a spouse or partner is unfaithful when it is not true
Persecutory or paranoid delusions, believing one is being followed, spied upon and secretly listened to, etc.
Delusions of reference; thinking that random events contain a special meaning for you alone.
Bipolar Delusions are clearly a sickness of the mind?

managing bipolar disorder

How to manage your mood disorder?
Managing bipolar disorder requires making certain adjustments to lifestyle and self awareness. Like recovering alcoholics who avoid drinking or diabetics who take insulin, if you have bipolar disorder, it’s important to make healthy choices for yourself. Making healthy choices helps us to keep mood episodes under control and feel more satisfied with our lives. Managing bipolar disorder involves taking responsibility for our level of self awareness about our sensitive disposition, and finding our way to the most helpful information for our particular beliefs.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

bipolar self help

Mindful of Internal Process= Balance?
Bipolar self help led me to manage bipolar disorder without medications after improving my education. After 30 years of bipolar experience I now view bipolar disorder as the natural response of a auto nervous system seeking natural balance, not a mental illness.
Education into my own neurobiology has led me understand the role of my autonomic nervous system in my bipolar experience.
Bipolar self help has led me into a level of self awareness beyond a reliance on medical support.

Friday, June 17, 2011

signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder

Symptoms or Internal Affects?
Signs & Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder.

External behaviors observed by others?

There are only two sub-types of bipolar illness, which have been defined, clearly enough to be given their own DSM categories, Bipolar I and Bipolar II.

Defined by objective external observations that describe behaviors not what bipolar is internally?

Behavioral Symptoms or Internal Affective States?

mental illness stigma a compass of shame

Unconscious Shame Reactions?
Mental Illness Stigma is entwined in the compass of shame which binds us all together. Shame is the emotional force which shapes society. Shame is the glue which keeps us together in structures of social order, underpinning social rank and status.
At the North end of the Compass is Withdrawal. At the East end of the Compass is Attack Self. At the South end of the compass is Avoidance. And at the West end of the compass is the Attack Others pole.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

bipolar mania

A Face - The Mask of Consciousness?
Mania is the signature characteristic of bipolar disorder and, depending on its severity, is how the disorder is classified. Mania is generally characterized by a distinct period of an elevated mood, which can take the form of euphoria. People commonly experience an increase in energy and a decreased need for sleep, with many often getting as little as 3 or 4 hours of sleep per night, while others can go days without sleeping. From Wikipedia.
Recently I have learned to manage mania differently?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Quantum Dreamer?

Objective Reality or Complex Dream State?
Is all a dreaming creation when imagined at these fundamental levels of a universe perceiving its own existence through YOU?
What! You might think?

What does any deeper reality have to do with the daily grind of a labored survival? We need to make a living and help support the family?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

bipolar anger

Bipolar Anger & Moods

Bipolar Anger & Its Muscular Stimulation?

Anger was about Movement before the Mind Evolved?

Anger is Stimulated by Muscular Feedback Signals?

Anger is a Survival Instinct - Rage its most Intense Form?

To Control Anger - Feel the Instinct Stimulating the Mind?

Moods Muscular Actions Affected by Dissociated Mind?

I went for my usual walk yesterday in the early evening, thoughts swirling about people on facebook who's philosophy I disagree with. I felt a familiar tone of combative confrontation in my thinking, as scenario’s of face to face conversations filled my mind. This is an old habit of mine stemming from childhood and emotional identification with my father. Even after several kilometers and close to an hour into my walking, the same anger toned thoughts of confrontation filled my mind.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sensitivity & Psychosis

David Bates 27/12/1951
I was in born in Crumpsall Hospital Manchester, while my dad was watching Man City play football (soccer.) More important than life, birth and death, is football. "You need to get a grip, a sense of perspective our David," he would later tell me. My mom is small and had much trouble delivering it seems, and in those days a harsh life bought less than careful nursing and even less in Doctoring. Dragged out with metal forceps my head so disfigured by the long labor and mechanical delivery, I was whisked away to a mechanical crib. Mom didn't see me for a week, another week later she was back in full time employment again. Who can truly say what affect early life experience has on any child? Certainly nature is kind and allows us to forget, no conscious memory springs to mind.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Fear Filled Mental Anguish

Its not easy to accept the notion of muscular tensions as the primary source of all our mental anguish? The powerful unconsious stimulation of approach & avoidance muscular postures.

Understanding that such approach & avoidance responses apply just as much to our internal enviroment as our external circumstances, allows better awareness of this primary stimulation.

Take the thought of an unconscious animal nature a step further and insensitive responses to the traumatized come into view?

Try relaxing the muscles of your face, your tongue, the tensions of the jaw & around the eyes & be aware of spontaneous shifts in the depth of breathe. As the your focus turns to awareness of body sensations, the grip of intense dissociation eases within the mind & as the muscular system relaxes the minds activity follows?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Affective Psychosis - Mania, Myth & Meaning

Does Bipolar Psychosis have Affective Purpose?

Can we Define What Causes Organic Psychosis?

Is Psychosis a Lucid Dream in Manic Depressive Disorder?

Does the Icarus Myth have Meaning in Mania & Psychosis?

The Practicing Phase of Self Mastery in Self Realization?

How Chaos Seeks Order in Highly Complex Systems?

Friday, June 3, 2011

Catch the Gap & Feel Your Mind

Why does meditation calm the mind?
Mirror neurons & the motor cortex fire the impulses of muscular action.

Muscular tensions & their feedback to the brain fire the instinctual mind. There is no insight in this objective paradigm until you feel the source of your own mind, down amongst those chemical impulses of freeze, avoid or approach reactions.

Study the Golden one's timeless postures, his ageless advice about reality and the genesis impulses of thoughts & mind. Until you feel their source, your thoughts will remain the me that is avoiding I.

Fear is the first impulse in this avoid - approach, objective paradigm.

Catch the gap between the spark & the flame at the bottom of each exhaled breath?

Can you look & see where his hand is? Can you feel it? Until we all do, we are still Monkey mirror neuron See & Monkey mirror neuron Do, in this highly reactive Objectivity. Always remember that chemical impulses are millisecond fast in this FREEZE/FLIGHT/FIGHT reality.

Remembering fear always come first gives way to Maximum Joy:))