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Swab of your DNA can help doctors prescribe the best for meds for Mood disorders

Genesight Psychotropic Sample Report

The GeneSight Psychotropic laboratory developed a test that analyzes how your genes affect the way your body may respond to FDA-approved medicines commonly prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, bipolar disease, schizophrenia or other behavioral health conditions. Treatments can involve much trial and error when it comes to medications, as not everyone responds the same way … Read more

This is Expired: Managing bipolar & compulsive eating. Nov 11 2016

BiPolar & compulsive eating

TOPIC: God’s given gifts in managing my human experience with bipolar and compulsive eating. Speaking Engagement at Unity of Tucson 3617 N Camino Blanco, 85718 ANNEX RM 3 6:30 p.m – 8:00 p.m. Nov 11, 2016 Between Swan and Craycroft south off of River Rd. Price: $10.00 per person RSVP Christine Fleisher- 520-260-3479 The wake … Read more

Open Apology to Anyone With Depression

This apology is for all the people with depression I’ve spoken with, written with, worked with and met, and all the lovely souls dedicated to helping us spread the word on depression and mental illness at the University of Colorado Depression Center: I’m sorry. I didn’t get it. I owe you an apology. A huge one. Read … Read more

What a Ketamine infusion is like?

Ketamine

KETAMINE is a medicine developed more than 50 years ago for anesthesia during surgery, and has been used for that purpose since that time in children, adults, and animals. More recently, KETAMINE has been found to be a valuable and highly effective treatment for major depression, bipolar depression, postpartum depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and certain … Read more

When youre asked how youre doing while dealing with depression?

For most people, this is an easy question to answer. For those of us who struggle with mental illnesses, we just put on our masks and attempt to act “normal.” We answer your question with something like “I’m fine,” “I’m good,” or “How are you?” Those of us who struggle with depression may be experiencing … Read more

A film titled A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET

Light Beneath Their Feet

I would like to recommend a movie which I believe DBSA Tucson and the community will be very interested to see. I produced a feature film titled A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET revolving around a family dealing with bipolar disorder that just completed a 25+ city theatrical release and garnered excellent reviews, including this 4-star … Read more

Interview Opportunity for Today.com

Interview Opportunity for Today.com A writer for TODAY/NBC.com is doing a feature on bipolar disorder and is looking for a woman to interview. It’s to be an upbeat, everyman type story which will help people understand bipolar disorder who are completely unfamiliar with it. Note that the interviewee’s must be willing to disclose her full … Read more

Moods-Hypomanic

hypomanic

Hypomanic An abnormality of mood resembling mania. but of lesser intensity. A distinct period of persistently elevated, expansive or irritable mood, lasting throughout 4 days, but is not severe enough to cause marked impairment in social or occupational functioning. Three or more symptoms present to a significant degree: Inflated self-esteem or grandiosity Decreased need for … Read more

Moods-Manic

manic

Mental or physic hyperactivity, disorganization of activity and elevation of mood. Manic episodes typically begin suddenly, with rapid escalation of symptoms over a few days. A distinctive period of abnormally and persistently elevated, or irritable mood, lasting at least 1 week. The disturbance causes marked impairment with occupation, social activities or relationships. Three or more … Read more