Depending on who you ask, there can be various ways to treat bipolar disorder. Some people believe that bipolar disorder can be treated holistically. Also, people may think that bipolar disorder can be treated through diet, exercise and supplements. Continue reading “Medication & Bipolar Disorder”
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a disorder that is often hard to explain or qualify. Those who suffer from autism fall on a spectrum, with degrees of severity at either end. Autism and its related disorders are qualified with several diagnostic criteria, including a difficulty in communicating, following abstract concepts, and difficulty using language, among others. No two cases of autism are alike, and you will often here people say, “if you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” Essentially, this means that everyone on the spectrum is a bit different from each other. For example, many children and adults who are autistic are non-verbal throughout their life, but those with Asperger’s syndrome (a different part of the autism spectrum), may talk nonstop. Continue reading “Common Comorbidities with Autism”
Going through a pregnancy can be stressful for anyone whether they have bipolar disorder or not. The good news is, is that we can survive and thrive through the process. Also, we can rock through parenthood. My Father has bipolar disorder and he is one of my favorite people. Continue reading “Bipolar Disorder and Handling Stress During Pregnancy”
Very informative video on depression by Dr. Kala Singh Ji.
Dr. Kala Singh is a well-known community, social activist and philanthropist who has contributed to bring awareness of mental health issues in the community as a speaker, presenter on radio, TV and writer in the newspapers. Author of “The Sikh Spiritual Model of Counseling”. My work has been covered by The Courier, Vancouver Sun and CTV.
In early civilizations the site of an epileptic seizure caused humanity to react in either terror or awe. The person living with epilepsy would be thought either possessed by evil spirits or as having the ability to speak with the gods. Continue reading “Putting A Human Face on Epilepsy”
Dance is a performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement.
People have often been heard saying dance your way to life. Dancing is nothing but the movement of human body in selected sequences or in some sort of rhythmic form. Dancing is known to be one of the major stress busters in our ever day life. Continue reading “Dance Away From Stress”
Behavioral therapy is just as effective as antidepressants for a reduction of risk of depression recurrence in individuals that have already been treated successfully for depression in the past as lots of studies suggest.
This is one of my favorite subjects to talk about. Many of us with bipolar disorder can suffer weight gain from medication, bouts of depression or both. Until I got a reduction in medication, I was suffering from extreme food cravings. I literally could not stop eating fried food, chocolate and candy. I packed on thirty pounds in less than a year. It is possible to maintain a healthy weight and take medication. It does take some work and dedication. Continue reading “Bipolar Disorder & Nutrition”