Anxious & Bipolar? You’re Not Alone.

Bipolar Disorder is a complicated condition that is frequently associated with multiple comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions.  For example, many people diagnosed with bipolar have a coexisting anxiety disorder. These include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social phobia, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I recently came across an excellent article … More Anxious & Bipolar? You’re Not Alone.

Understanding Depression: An Existential Approach

Depression is a complicated phenomenon and often requires a multifaceted approach to ensure optimal recovery.  I’ve reproduced the text of a letter recently published in the Irish Independent from a philosopher/logotherapist that provides much food for thought. I personally am a proponent of existential analysis (and am currently a student of Dr. Costello at the … More Understanding Depression: An Existential Approach

Smoking In Pregnancy & Offspring Bipolar Disorder: Is There A Link?

According to Robert Preidt writing in the Long Island Newsday, research published on 1st Oct in the American Journal of Psychiatry has demonstrated an association between exposure to tobacco smoke in the womb and bipolar disorder development in later life.   According to Preidt, ‘researchers looked at 79 people with bipolar disorder and 654 people without the condition … More Smoking In Pregnancy & Offspring Bipolar Disorder: Is There A Link?