Who am I, if not bipolar?

About 5 weeks ago, I completed my transition off psychiatric medication. A few days short of 13 straight years of ~100% medication compliance. I used to hide my disease in shame, and very rarely would say, “I am bipolar.” Then, “I have bipolar.” Then, “I have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.” Sometimes, “I have beenContinue reading “Who am I, if not bipolar?”

Career Background

Published: Feb 23, 2020 Most of this blog is about my own experience with a mood disorder and brain injuries, but my educational and professional background is relevant to how and why I have these insights. This isn’t my full resume, it’s the work/school items most applicable to understanding my neural and physiological patterns andContinue reading “Career Background”

Madness & Genius in Bipolar Disorder: Molecular Neuropsychiatry

“Western cultural notions of ‘mad geniuses’ and ‘artistic temperaments’ date back to Aristotle’s observation that ‘no great genius has ever existed without a strain of madness’” Dr. Tiffany Greenwood at UCSD has put together one of my favorite academic articles about bipolar disorder. Thoughtful, balanced, and highly referenced. Beautiful. I can’t say I hold itContinue reading “Madness & Genius in Bipolar Disorder: Molecular Neuropsychiatry”