Men & Clinical Depression: Even the Toughest Hit Tough Times Greg runs a successful high tech company in one of the most upscale, safest suburbs of Los Angeles. His journalist wife and three cheerful children are involved in lots of activities. They have warm family dinners and vacations together with extended family. And yet, anymore when Greg’s kayak or poker friends call to get together, he declines. The effort just doesn’t seem worth it. He’d rather have a drink or two and stay home watching one inane sitcom after another. Some days, he feels the boredom will kill him.
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According to research, bipolar or cyclothymia patients who experience the most positive change once treated take the following steps.
Dear Dr Third Eye aka Dr I don’t want your drama!
Albert Einstein once remarked that ‘insanity was doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results’. I have often thought of the aptness of this quote, as I perpetually visited psychiatrists. The faint waft of hope circling my now cynical heart as I embarked upon yet another encounter with the ‘mind doctors’. Another human being, dressed accordingly in creased suit, hoping to reflect the masterly guise of God. What’s the difference between God and a psychiatrist? God knows he is, a psychiatrist thinks he is!
Dr. Susan C. Maloney has worked as a nurse for 25 years and a Family Nurse Practitioner for 16 years in myriad settings including internal medicine, older adults, college health and women's health/mental health issues.
Cheryl's life perspective is to embrace resiliency while living with bipolar disorder, migraines and fibromyalgia. She and her husband Pete lost their vibrant and kind son Dan, at the young age of 23 to bipolar disorder when he died by suicide in 2011. It is their family's mission to educate and raise awareness about bipolar disorder and in particular in young adults so that no other parent will have to experience such a tragedy.
I will attempt to try to describe it the best way I can. When I am cycling and in a low mood, I become angry as it appears to arrive out of nowhere. One moment I am feeling fine, then boom without any warning it rears its ugly head. I imagine it as a super villain who stands in a corner laughing at the chaos it’s about to cause.
Christine resides in Houston, Texas where she was born and raised. She is employed full time as a Senior Human Resource representative and has worked at the same company for 13 years. She was an accountant for most of her career, but decided she needed a change of pace. Switching to Human Resources allows her to work with people, which is what she loves most about her job. She is fortunate to have an employer who is fully aware of her bipolar diagnosis and works with her during the challenging times of recovery.
This year has been particularly difficult for me. When depression hit, it hit hard. When it rains, it pours → as they say. Right as I thought I was pulling myself through, I hit rock bottom. With sinus infections and chronic migraines all year, it's no wonder that I've struggled. Yet through it all, here I am. Doing my part to better myself, and in turn doing what I can to enlighten those around me.