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Bipolar

When Hyposexuality Kicks In

Hypersexuality and manic episodes are known to go hand-in-hand, but hyposexuality (low or no sex drive) can also be present as part of the bipolar illness. It is a known side effect of bipolar medication, so identifying whether it is the illness or the medication to blame, is not so easy. However, it is also easy for the psychiatrist or doctor to just blame the medication rather than talk about it and try to help with the problem.

Bipolar

Technology Fatigue

  I think I have given myself a dose of it, accidentally; or rather, by over-enthusiasm. I fell in love with blogging almost straight away after writing my first post, and never looked back. From then, I couldn't contain my excitement as I researched topics to write about and thought of stories to tell. Blogs… Continue reading Technology Fatigue

Mental Health

Treating Sleep Deprivation Part 4 – Music Therapy

This final blog in the series covers how I use the power of music alongside the other techniques to treat the effects of sleep deprivation and improve my mood and concentration. Music can stir the soul; it can energise the soul and also arouse emotions. It can create whatever ambience you want to suit your mood at the time using upbeat, downbeat, soothing, thought-provoking or emotion-stirring sound or lyrics.

Sleep

Treating Sleep Deprivation Part 3 – Aromatherapy

I use a variety of techniques to treat the daytime effects of sleep deprivation and reset my circadian rhythm. This blog discusses how I stimulate my brain with smell using Aromatherapy.

Mental Health

Don’t Give up The Fight!

It was a huge day yesterday; my Support Worker took me out. I have been housebound for almost a year due to illness, and I'm only just getting out and about again. My local Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) arranged for a Support Worker to take me out and get used to using busy public transport again.