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Hypomania and NREM sleep

I think during hyperactivity or hypomanic phase NREM sleep increases. This is marked by patient not experiencing any dreams during the night. During such a phase a patient often can experience his Thalamus cutting his sense off as he goes … Continue reading

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Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder

Over the years I have accepted Bipolar Disorder as I experienced its highs and lows. Experiencing these stages makes one realize its existence and hence accept it.  Anxiety is one state that I am still perplexed about. For the life … Continue reading

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Continuing friendship

I suffer from Bipolar disorder and I am currently coming out of a “depressive episode”. Whenever life starts becoming normal, we tend to start where we left at. When the depression starts, we stop talking, and when we become normal, … Continue reading

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Being Mentally Ill in India

There is no better or worse place to be mentally ill; everyone suffers the same. But with a little awareness, acceptance, and support a lot of suffering can be decreased. We don’t need more medication, just an acknowledgement that it … Continue reading

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