What you think when you’re manic When you’re manic you hand things like this to your psychiatrist. I did so five years past. A printout of a webpage you made that explains, clearly, how your brain has been infected by a computer program you wrote years earlier. Your mania is so infectious that you’re sitting on Continue reading MY BRAIN IS RUNNING THIS PROGRAM

“Bipolar Insights” by Dr. Jay

A funny, forward-thinking, insightful presentation on bipolar I found this presentation on bipolar disorder by Dr. Jay Carter, a psychologist, which I think is unusually good. If you have time and interest, watch the video. If not, please consider skimming my notes, below, which quote and summarize some of Dr. Carter’s ideas. Notes “It’s a medical Continue reading “Bipolar Insights” by Dr. Jay

Hi, I’m Matthew, and I have bipolar disorder

A few thoughts for Mental Health Awareness Month Photo by colink. via under CC BY-SA Ok, elizabeth tobey, I will tell you my story. I didn’t know it was Mental Health Awareness Month. I didn’t know there was such a thing. But I support your efforts to help bring awareness to mental illness and mental Continue reading Hi, I’m Matthew, and I have bipolar disorder

Orange glasses help sleep/mania

Blue-blocking glasses improve sleep, reduce mania What? Yes, my friend Berit Ellingsen told me about this. Can Orange Glasses Help You Sleep Better?—“ ‘My girlfriend thinks I look ridiculous in them.’ But Mr. Nicoletti insists that the glasses, which can block certain wavelengths of light emitted by electronic screens, make it easier to sleep.” Bipolar Disorder, Continue reading Orange glasses help sleep/mania