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I Am More than That Label

By |May 26th, 2016|

“The person has bipolar disorder. They are not ‘just’ bipolar. They are more than that.”

These words, spoken by the professor of my undergraduate psychology class, helped me to shake the habit of taking one aspect of a person and projecting it onto their entire being. Think about how you describe people. Do you often […]

Prevention is Possible

By |April 6th, 2016|

Women’s Issues. This simple and well meaning term has made the health and well-being of women an issue for you know, just women. Because it shouldn’t matter to men how healthy, happy, and safe their female loved ones are. It definitely doesn’t affect men when their mothers, sisters, and wives are attacked, depressed, oppressed, and […]

A Bipolar Perspective on Mental Illness

By |December 4th, 2015|

“Doctor, I just want to say that I chose you to be my physician because you have an impressive educational background.”  I hear this statement often from new patients coming in to establish care with me, and while I smile and say thank you in response, internally I shudder and cringe. It is not Stanford […]