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    Lola wrote a new post, Living With Bipolar Disorder 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Living with bipolar disorder can be a challenge. It means taking multiple medications – some to manage depression, others to stabilize moods, and others to manage psychosis. These pills usually have to be taken m […]

    • may i know is it a hereditary disease / illness?
      is it similar to OCD?

    • Yes, taking at a time many pills for medication is dangerous for the health of mind and soul that is why self medication is an other serious problem for the patient. If someone feels such type of problem do these things at once as

      Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day.
      Avoid or minimize napping, especially if it interferes with your sleep at night.
      Avoid exercising or doing other stimulating activities late in the day.
      No caffeine after lunch or alcohol at night.

      You’re not powerless when it comes to bipolar disorder. Beyond the treatment you get from your doctor or therapist, there are many things you can do to reduce your symptoms and stay on track, including educating yourself about bipolar disorder, surrounding yourself with people you can count on, and leading a healthy “wellness” lifestyle.
      With good coping skills and a solid support system, you can live fully and productively and keep the symptoms of bipolar disorder in check.

      Living well with bipolar disorder requires certain adjustments. Like recovering alcoholics who avoid drinking or diabetics who take insulin, if you have bipolar disorder, it’s important to make healthy choices for yourself. Making these healthy choices will help you keep your symptoms under control, minimize mood episodes, and take control of your life.

      Managing bipolar disorder starts with proper treatment, including medication and therapy. But there is so much more you can do to help yourself on a day-to-day basis. These six tips can help you influence the course of your illness, enabling you to take greater control over your symptoms, to stay well longer, and to quickly rebound from any mood episode or relapse:

      Get involved in your treatment
      Monitor your symptoms and moods
      Reach out to others
      Develop a daily routine
      Manage stress
      Watch what you put in your body

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    Lola wrote a new post, Putting Together A Crisis Plan 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    If you are someone who has panic attacks or experiences suicidal feelings, it is important to have a crisis plan in place. A crisis plan can help keep you safe during a time of high stress, decrease your distress, […]

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    Lola wrote a new post, Colin Kaepernick’s Protest 11 months ago

    American football player Colin Kaepernick recently refused to stand for the National Anthem. He says he did it because he refuses to stand for the Anthem when people of color are being beaten and kill and those […]

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    Lola commented on the post, Black Pepper Fried Rice 11 months ago

    In reply to: peachpurple wrote a new post, Black Pepper Fried Rice I had been a fan of fried rice ever since I learned from my mom that it is easy to cook when you are hungry. So far, I had cooked Pattaya Fried Rice, Tuna […] View

    This sounds very yummy – except for the mushrooms. I think I would leave those out! I’m just not a mushroom fan though. I love all types of fried rice. Shrimp fried rice happens to be my favorite because I am a seafood lover. There is a Chinese food place in a very bad part of town which has the most delicious fried rice in the entire city.…[Read more]

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    Lola commented on the post, Reasons why you should give up on certain people 11 months ago

    In reply to: alina wrote a new post, Reasons why you should give up on certain people I’ve always had a hard time giving up on people. what do I mean by that? I’m almost 28 and I must say I was almost never capable of […] View

    I’ve been like this before with toxic relationships. I’m way too forgiving and will give people too many chances. I’m just too nice. It’s gotten me hurt many times and you’d think I’d learn but I don’t. Recently it got me hurt a lot as I had a professional treat me horribly and unprofessionally and I gave them as second chance – only to have…[Read more]

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    Lola commented on the post, Numerology: My Numbers Tell Me of What I Am; It’s Amazing! 11 months ago

    In reply to: Gil Camporazo wrote a new post, Numerology: My Numbers Tell Me of What I Am; It’s Amazing! Occasionally I watch my stars find out what’s at stake for me today. I am referring it to my Horoscope under the Zodiac […] View

    This is very interesting! My mom went through a stage of being interested in numerology when I was young and I’d always steal the books she got from the library and read them. Always found them complex.

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    Lola wrote a new post, From Diagnosis to Living in Recovery 11 months ago

    Doctors make a diagnosis in fifteen minutes that takes years to correct – Russel D. Pierce

    The manner of giving and receiving a diagnosis of a chronic illness can have a profound effect on the course of h […]

    • The problem is that there are people who are afraid of going to the doctor because they are denying that they may be really sick. Then when their sickness gets worse, they’d be in a state where they will never recover. But there are also people who can’t afford going to the doctor because they don’t have any money.

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    Lola wrote a new post, What is Amygdala 11 months ago

    The amygdala are two tonsil shaped groups of cells located deep within the temporal lobes of the brain. They are responsible for regulating emotion, processing memory, and helping with split second decision […]

    • I have read that a roughly almond-shaped mass of grey matter inside each cerebral hemisphere, involved with the experiencing of emotions. Your amygdala are essential to your ability to feel certain emotions and to perceive them in other people. This includes fear and the many changes that it causes in the body.

      If you are being followed at night by a suspect-looking individual and your heart is pounding, chances are that your amygdala are very active!

      In certain studies, researchers have directly stimulated the amygdalae of patients who were undergoing brain surgery, and asked them to report their impressions. The subjective experience that these patients reported most often was one of imminent danger and fear. In studies of the very small number of patients who have had had only their amygdala destroyed (as the result of a stroke, for example), they recognized the facial expressions of every emotion except fear.

      In fact, the amygdala seems to modulate all of our reactions to events that are very important for our survival. Events that warn us of imminent danger are therefore very important stimuli for the amygdala, but so are events that signal the presence of food, sexual partners, rivals, children in distress, and so on.

      That is why the amygdala has so many connections with several other structures in the brain.

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    Lola wrote a new post, Living in Recovery 11 months ago

    Recovering from mental illness? You may never have heard that you can recover, but it is true that you can. Recovery may not mean that you can stop taking medications or going to therapy but you can live a more […]

    • I haven’t met people who experience mental illness. All I know, we need to support them all throughout for the fast recovery. Most of the time, I wanted to reach them out too. However, I wasn’t able tried to have a close contact with people manifesting mental disorder.

    • I have learned someone in our region having a mental illness brought to mental hospital for treatment, but when the patient was out after few months he became mentally insane again.Perhaps you are right, the patient was not surrounded with helpful people.He was triggered by his previous condition.It should be better for the sick person to stay in a peaceful place.

    • I have read quite a few of your blogs. You have determination and that is your trump card. Well done.

    • Recovery from mental illness is next to impossibility if it is too serious. The insane people may seem to forget that he is insane for the exposure and treatment he received from the institution or the mental hospital. That is why they are caged at the said hospital until they die.

      Anyway for the sake of discussion. Let’s assume that the mental patient has recovered and he has shown signs of fully recovered. Well, he may be released from the hospital and be brought home. He may be sane for one year or two or so as we are hoping for. But the possibility of relapse is possible.

      Since we are only human, we are sometimes irritated, felt disgusted, got angry. In short, we couldn’t control ourselves. And I am afraid this would also happen to the recovered mental person. And his family might forget that their member of the family is once an insane. His request wouldn’t be granted. He is maltreated and he is not given much attention anymore. In his state of anger, he would become vengeful and a great relapse of his mental illness would take place. For the second time around, he would be ferocious as the wild animals. He would turn wild and he would kill anyone in his sight or presence.

      That would possible. Believe me.

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    Lola replied to the topic How long does it take for a blog post to be approved? in the forum Group logo of About LiteracyBaseAbout LiteracyBase 11 months ago

    It doesn’t seem to me that they hold back post approvals to keep people from payment.  I think the moderators work daytime jobs so they get on the site at night to do approvals.  I’ve not gotten paid because I don’t spend nearly enough time here but I’ve seen plenty of people get paid.  The normal approval time is 24 hours.

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    Lola commented on the post, 3 Tips to Step up your Metabolism 11 months ago

    In reply to: Rajaraman K wrote a new post, 3 Tips to Step up your Metabolism   If you want to lose weight and also want to speed up this process, you can try these four tips to speed up your metabolism. These tips are […] View

    I have heard about each of these before. I’ve tried the chilli one before and oh boy did it make me ill! I’ve also hear Panax Ginseng can help increase your metabolism also. I am going to try that again soon as I’m wanting to lose weight. Oh, green tea is supposed to help as well!

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    Lola commented on the post, What is Honeymoon? 11 months ago

    In reply to: bestwriter wrote a new post, What is Honeymoon? When a couple decides to marry among the preparations the date and place to go on a honeymoon is discussed and finalised. There will be arguments as perhaps one […] View

    I want to be silly and go to Disney Land on my honeymoon. Actually I’d love to go to Hawaii but that would be so expensive. Or go out of the country to somewhere tropical but that would also cost so much! I will settle for a trip to the magical kingdom.

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    Lola commented on the post, Walnuts the king of Nuts 11 months ago

    In reply to: bestwriter wrote a new post, Walnuts the king of Nuts    We keep receiving conflicting reports about the goodness or otherwise of what we eat but so far walnuts have been spared in that there are only good r […] View

    Walnuts are very good and they happen to be my favorite nut to eat. All other nuts seem to taste the same but they have a distinct flavor to them. They are good for filling you up when you want something healthy to snack on!

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    Lola replied to the topic Who leads your family? in the forum Group logo of Family & RelationshipsFamily & Relationships 11 months ago

    My father always led our family when he was alive as he was the oldest and the male in the family (traditional old style American household).  Now that he’s passed away and it’s just my mother and I we both share responsibility.  My mother does handle the finances though as I don’t have any income coming in at the moment due to being unable to w…[Read more]

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