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In this week's episode: Well, I got my referral. No appointment for a month, but at least I have a name.
The news this week is, as you might expect, the school shooting in Florida.
"The concept that mental illness is a precursor to violent behavior is nonsense," said Dr. Louis Kraus, forensic psychiatry chief at Chicago's Rush University Medical College. "The vast majority of gun violence is not attributable to mental illness."

In this week's episode:
The dreaded therapist transfer has happened.  Now I wait and see who I'm paired with.  Stay tuned...
In news and reviews this week, I talk about a few articles that focus on risk factors, genetics, and the possibility of individualized treatment.
https://www.bphope.com/can-early-symptoms-predict-bipolar-disorder-evidence-shows-differing-patterns-of-risk-factors/
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/autism-shares-brain-signature-with-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder/
https://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/bipolar-disorder/individualized-care-in-bipolar-disorder/article/741005/
My interview this week is with  Brittany.  She lives with bipolar disorder and shares her journey and her struggles on her own blog,




In this week’s episode: No news this week, but stay tuned for some great interviews coming up! Bipolar Bob joins me on the podcast this week.  As the host of the Bipolar Family Podcast, he’s made an episode on just about every topic you can think of that is related to bipolar disorder.  We talk about family, schizoaffective disorder bipolar type, and the need for more female podcasters!  Plus a lot more. Thanks everyone for

We’re back!  Personal crises have been survived, family issues have been dealt with, and technical difficulties have been resolved.  It’s about time. Becky is solo and guest-free for this edition of the podcast.  I talk about a few topics that have been on my mind lately, including the question “why are you so jumpy?” and the phenomenon of intrusive thoughts. On intrusive thoughts: https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/breakingbipolar/2017/11/coping-with-intrusive-thoughts-in-bipolar-disorder/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6Hvog3D6nc On the startle response: http://www.puckermob.com/fun/14-things-only-jumpy-people-understand http://www.anxietycentre.com/anxiety-symptoms/startle-easily.shtml News

In this week’s episode: I got my 23 and Me results back! It’s mostly things I knew, but there were a few surprises. My Husband, Slye, is with me in the studio today.  He shares some tips about staying mentally healthy during the holidays, and we discuss his family’s history with mental illness. In news, we discuss a recent article about the causes (plural) of bipolar disorder.  http://www.futurity.org/bipolar-disorder-causes-1632792/ Here’s another article on the same study.