In: Hypomania

Mindfulness: No Gain without Pain?
June 1, 2017

Mindfulness is one of those practices that seems to, quite perversely, be most important to practice at times when it is most…

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Impulsivity – Gina
April 28, 2017

Impulsivity is something everyone has experienced. We have all had moments when we have said something impulsively that we regret or…

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Bipolar Type 4
April 23, 2017

We’ve recently been re-reading some of the works of Hagop Akiskal, one of the most important writers about Bipolar of the…

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Early Intervention Can Prevent Episodes
April 14, 2017

Early intervention can prevent episodes of depression or hypomania or mania. This is not always the case but most of the…

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Mania Warning Signs in the Eyes – Gina
April 5, 2017

Recognizing Mania Warning Signs, Even in the Eyes Knowing and understanding warning signs of depression, hypomania and mania can be crucial…

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Pace Yourself for More Manageable Moods
April 3, 2017

I have been doing a lot of thinking about how to pace yourself so that you can capture some of the…

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Hamster Brain
November 20, 2016

A young woman who has been making good progress tackling the problem of severe depressive episodes suddenly is having trouble managing…

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Hypomania and Success
May 13, 2015

During the 1990s clinical psychologist John Gartner was planning on writing a book about religious movements started by manic profits, but he…

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Through the Looking Glass 4 – a result
January 19, 2015

…The Becks Questionnaire II business continues. What brings it alive are the questions that Dr. Black continues to ask me throughout…

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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: 2 – Depression Assessment
January 18, 2015

…I’m returning to do the test suggested by my therapist in our previous meeting – the Beck Depression Inventory II….

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How Mood Can Influence Events
July 8, 2014

What I do for a living often involves asking dumb questions. For example, we all know our moods are usually affected…

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Hypomania and Sensory Experience
June 12, 2014

More than a decade ago, Dr. Suzanne Black, who occasionally writes posts on this blog, got me interested in the sensory…

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Spring into Summer: Light and Sleep Changes
June 3, 2014

Many people have been noticing the very long days of late Spring and early Summer. There is more energy to get…

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Mood Swings – What Causes Them?
May 9, 2014

What causes mood swings? What do we think about when someone says their mood has been “up and down?”Among the most common…

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Mood Effects of Diet
March 7, 2014

One of our readers wrote to ask – Have you observed an impact of diet on mood? I feel that less…

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But Hypomania is Great!
September 28, 2013

Sometimes I feel like the Grinch. This past week I found myself in the uncomfortable position of suggesting that it might…

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Mood and Reality: Mood’s Ability to Shape Perception and Interactions
August 24, 2012

We have been thinking for a while about how mood powerfully creates our reality. And how hard it is to hold…

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Bipolar Brains
August 12, 2012

After years of trying, a group of researchers down at UCLA (led by Lori Altshuler) may have succeeded in identifying important…

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Watch the Mood Waves
July 26, 2012

One of the best ways of helping people MoodSurfing successfully is to look closely at the shape of their mood waves….

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Kay Jamison
July 15, 2012

If you do much thinking about moods and how they affect us, you eventually run into Kay Jamison. She has dedicated…

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