Bipolar Disorder: When You Feel Like You ’re Starting Over
Gabe Howard’s biggest fear is that his bipolar disorder will get worse. “I’m more worried about the symptoms of bipolar disorder coming back than I am about anything else. Literally anything else. I’ll walk through the streets after midnight in New York City and not be a bit concerned about being attacked — but I’ll be terrified of losing everything to bipolar disorder.” Elaina J. Martin also fears getting sicker. “I worry I will get in a depression so dark I will become suicidal because it has happened before.” She, too, worries about the mania returning. “Mania is ‘crazy.’ At first it is fun, but then you get out of control.” Karla Dougherty, a writer who’s penned over 42 books, fears her bipolar II disorder will crush her creativity, because the health of her creativity is related to the health of her mind. “You’re always afraid you’ll lose that flow, that rhythm, that pushed you in a creative direction in the first place.” When you have bipolar disorder — or any chronic condition — it’s understandable to have anxiety about the illness’s impact. And this anxiety may come with a parade of what-ifs and worst-case scenarios. Amy Marlow was recently diagnosed with bipolar II disorder (along with PTSD and generalized anxiety disorder). As she writes in her powerful post, “I feel like every thought begins with what if. What if&n...
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80 something yr old lady with left V1 phn. she failed all neuropathic agents you can think of. also failed capsaicin. i recently did supratrochlear and supraorbital block and got 100% relief for few days and still doing better but obviously block not lasting long. what do u guys do next? RF? pulsed RF? peripheral stim? any thoughts/experience appreciated
This video demonstrates a laparoscopic assisted transverse abdominis plane (TAP) block as an alternative to the traditional anesthesiology-driven ultrasound-guided TAP block to reduce postoperative pain.
To investigate the safety and feasibility of robotic single-site for surgical resection of stage I to IV endometriosis in chronic pelvic pain patients.
To assess impact of abdominal ice packs on opioid use and pain control following laparoscopic hysterectomy.
To compare chronic pelvic pain and quality-of-life outcomes in women undergoing conservative or definitive surgery for pelvic pain.
To showcase a new approach to treatment of chronic pelvic pain after transobturator mesh placement.
To assess associations between perioperative non-opioid pain control adjuncts and postoperative opioid use.