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Today, I want to share Insomnia Repost from a friend and blogger, Tessa, who blogs on Advocate for Mental and Invisable Illnesses. Her blog describes life as a person with Bipolar Disorder and I asked her if I could share her post, Insomnia. According to NIMH Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness) is a neurobiological disorder that severely affects approximately 5.5 million Americans age 18 or older, or 2.6 percent of the adult population. An estimated 51% of individuals with this condition are untreated in any given year.

Although there is no cure for bipolar disorder, it can be treated effectively. “Proper treatment helps many people with bipolar disorder—even those with the most severe forms of the illness—gain better control of their mood swings and related symptoms,” according to the NIMH. “But because it is a lifelong illness, long-term, continuous treatment is needed to control symptoms. However, even with proper treatment, mood changes can occur. Treatment consists of medication therapy with antidepressants and mood stabilizers as well as psychotherapy and at time electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

if you have further questions, I refer you to http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder-tr-15-3679/tr-15-3679_152248.pdf:

Courtesy of NIMH.NIH.Gov

Thank you, Susan…


Insomnia Repost From Tessa 

Repost I am a night owl. Even as an infant I did not sleep at night. My mom used to wish a baby like me on me. She succeeded. I had 2 non-sleepers and 1 that slept 22 hours out of 24. She only woke…

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