Monthly Archives: August 2014

Bipolar Disorder and Creativity

Robin Williams’ suicide has led to a greater public discussion of Bipolar Disorder. This mental illness, which affects 2.4% of the worldwide population, includes many of the most intelligent and creative people in their societies. Last week I promised I … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder: Resources & Reading

Robin Williams’ suicide has brought an outpouring of sorrow and affection for the man and also an abundance of articles–some accurate, some not—about Bipolar Disorder (BPD). A reliable source for information and resources for BPD and other mental disorders is … Continue reading

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RIP, Robin Williams

Since the reports of Robin Williams’suicide, the media is full of tributes to and diagnoses of his extraordinary talents as well as his demons. For people who want to learn more about Williams’ Bipolar Disorder, today’s article on Psych Central … Continue reading

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Home…Again

Home, what it feels like, where it is–in your imagination, in your town, in your heart– means many things. Last week I asked readers to share what Home means to them, and here is what some people wrote: Home is a … Continue reading

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Home Is Where the …What?…Is

  Some people are homebodies; others prefer to spend most of their time traveling, the farther the better. Why are we so different? And what do we get out of staying put or roaming? A couple of weeks ago, a … Continue reading

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