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2016 Picnic Success!

Cafe 54, Tucson

Our 2016 Picnic at Reid Park was a success. Nearly 50 members attended, and the food by “Cafe 54” was outstanding. BBQ sliders & vegetarian sliders were fantastic. Cafe 54 Catering Manager, Ruth Christopherson, ( delivered the goods, and setup it all up for us, forks, spoons, knives, napkins, the whole shebang. Great service, great prices, … Read more

“I’m Living with BiPolar disorder,” and other absurd political correctness

2 sides of bipolar

Because bipolar disorder is a serious illness that harms. If I’ve said anything at all in the over a thousand articles I’ve written on bipolar disorder, I’ve said this: bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that harms those who have it. If it didn’t cause harm we wouldn’t call it an illness. If it … Read more

Facebook Q&A on Electroconvulsive Therapy

Despite electroconvulsive therapy’s (ECT) strong efficacy and safety record, many misconceptions still persist among both patients and professionals. ECT is safe and highly effective for severe, treatment-resistant depression, as well as a variety of other serious mental disorders. ECT is a type of brain stimulation therapy, which involves activating or touching the brain directly with … Read more

HealthyPlace Mood Tracker

Healthyplace Mood Journal

The Mood Journal The HealthyPlace Mood Tracker is a unique, easy to use, daily tracking system that enables you to keep track of your moods and the feelings and actions behind them. In addition, the Mood Tracker, using a scientifically validated algorithm, measures when your mood is dangerously depressed or elevated (manic) and will … Read more

Treating Depression With Non-Invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Transcutaneous VNS

Depression can be a devastating and unremitting problem. Researchers of a new study published in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry report successful reduction of depressive symptoms in patients using a novel non-invasive method of vagus nerve stimulation, or VNS. Despite the growing number of medications and neurostimulation approaches available, residual symptoms may be both … Read more

Bipolar Disorder-Terminology differences between Bipolar 1 & 2

Bipolar 1 & 2

Bipolar Terminology Sometimes I get so wrapped up in research, I forget some people are looking for some introductory information like the different between the types of bipolar disorder 1 & 2. Unfortunately, within bipolar terminology resides more bipolar terminology. But don’t be scared, I have information on most terms on my site and I … Read more