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#Hypocrisy is the best policy in a #unipolar #world, but it wont work in the “multipolar transition” to a “#Tripolar #World with a #multipolar rim”!
The “#Bipolar #World with a #Multipolar #Rim,” is already here. The Russian conflict with Ukraine, wont change this. #High #Tech #Decoupling & #partial #economic #decoupling from China is a necessary for survival of free market, open democracies.
2/hwo The #Hypocritical #World #Order(#HWO): “The very people who want pragmatism on #Afghanistan, don’t want pragmatism on #Myanmar
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After talking about being #bipolar at work, it's clear that other folks want support and guidance on *how* to talk to your manager about your disability.

Mine is mental, and this is *my* advice and experience, YMMV.

Let's get started. 👇

(Inspo @Mimi_Aboubaker ...thank you!)
First, always always always read these policies before you decide to disclose:
- Anti-Harassment
- Anti-Discrimination
- Grievance / Reporting / Policy Enforcement
- Business Code of Conduct

Look for anti-retaliation clauses, at minimum.
These policies won't necessarily guarantee they'll be enforced, but if you don't see them, it's a huge 🚩 for even working at your company.

These policies are the minimum acceptable standard for operation imho.
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While there’s no way to determine if you’ll develop Seasonal Affective Disorder #SAD (or what exactly causes it), there are a few possible causes to be aware of.

Let’s break em down! 👇
1) Distance from the equator

Well, unfortunately you’re a bit out of luck on this one (unless you plan on picking up and moving to Ecuador, in which case more power to you).

Further away = less sunlight = higher chance of developing #SeasonalDepression
2) History of #MentalHealth struggles

History of #depression, #anxiety, #bipolar and other disorders can put you at a higher risk.
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(@manijadegarcia) #Compassion thread here, discussing ideas for survival, stress management, joy & healing using the acronym ACCESS to organize the ideas.

Be back after a break to dig in! 🥰


(@manijadegarcia) #Compassion to me is like creating welcoming, gentle internal space for the things I am #accepting—so I can be curious instead of judgemental about them. I'm reminded of indigenous views of trauma as "wisdom" & a "teacher," that can lead us to healing.

(@manijadegarcia) #compassion & #acceptance are closely related in my experience, like a bi-directional positive correlation, (increasing either can increase the other—try not to get hung up on stats "rules.") & #SelfCompassion is super powerful for general #MentalWellness.

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Happy Saturday, beloved family! I hope your weekend has been off to an excellent start! 🌅☀️❤️
Our focus text for today, comes to us from Romans chapter 8, which focuses on life in the Spirit.

In verse 1, we have THE blessed assurance from God, that there is indeed NO CONDEMNATION FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST JESUS.
To be “in Christ Jesus” means that He dwells within us, & us within Him. We are ONE.
So, by sending His own son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins, God made sure that there is NO CONDEMNATION for us.
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Blessed Friyay morning to you all, beloved children of God! 🌅☀️❤️
Our focus today will be within 1st John , chapter 3. This chapter deals EXCLUSIVELY with our identities as children of God. We are encouraged to strive to be a people of ethical integrity & to live a life that is reflective of our spiritual identity.
In verse 20, we are reminded of the truth that God is actually GREATER THAN OUR HEART. People of God, this is a quite profound assertion! 🤯🤯🤯
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Most doctors are ignorant of #BigPharma psychiatric drugs. @jordanbpeterson spent his #benzo withdrawal in a medically induced coma & I spent mine in a psych hospital, where my withdrawal symptoms were used to diagnose me as #bipolar & dump me on more psychosis producing drugs.
The large majority of psych drugs are prescribed by general practitioners, who have no clue how dangerous these drugs are & how dangerous it can be to come off of them. They get their education on them from the drug reps coming into their office, pushing them to prescribe them.
When I was walking over to hang myself in the psychiatric hospital I looked into the bathroom & saw my dog wearing a blue bonnet & she was saying something to me. That’s drug induced psychosis, but I was made to feel like I was a piece of crap & selfish for trying to kill myself.
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I SO respect & appreciate @ZJAyres sharing this today. There is ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY nothing wrong with taking medication to improve your #mentalhealth . I used to be vehemently opposed to taking psychotropic medication…
because of stigma & my Christian upbringing. NOW, based on my own lived experiences & through seeking out EXTENSIVE knowledge in the #mentalhealth space, I have a VERY different view of #mentalhealth & medications than most followers of Christ do.
Here’s the thing. Often times, people NEED medication to bring back the levels of their brain chemicals to where it needs to be. And that’s totally OK. Everyone’s condition is a little bit different.
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Our third day of virtual Congress and we welcome Alan Young, Prof. Bruno Etain - @BrunoEtain, Dr Monica Aas - @Monica__Aas and Dr Mario F P Juruena - @MarioJuruena to speak on: Early Life Stress In Severe Affective Disorders: From Neuroscience To Treatment #RCPsychIC Image
Heavy medical burden in Bipolar disorder #RCPsychIC Image
Over 40 a significant rise in metabolic syndrome in Bipolar disorder #RCPsychIC #Bipolar Image
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Good afternoon to our speakers this afternoon Professor Julia Sinclair - @drjmas and Sam Chamberlain - @SrCham who will talk about Neurobiology and treatment of addictions: from substances to behaviours #RCPsychIC #Neurobiology #Addictions Image
Welcome to our first speaker Anne Lingford Hughes speaking to us about alcohol use disorder: clinical features, neurobiology and evidence-based treatment

#RCPsychIC #Neurobiology #Addictions Image
Who is in control the user or the drug?

#RCPsychIC #Alcohol #Addictions Image
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I'm fiddling with the content taxonomies on my blog, so I thought I'd post some of the tag pages for the most common themes here.
My articles tagged #ABA
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✓ Muslims with eating disorders that get triggered during #Ramadan, who feel obligated to explain why they’re not fasting to nosey aunties.
#Muslims on psych meds who can’t fast because without medication they can’t function, who feel uncomfortable explaining this to everyone who asks why they aren’t fasting.
✓ Muslims with #ADD who struggle to perform Salah, Taraweeh, read Qur'an, etc.
✓ Muslims with depression who sometimes find it hard to get out of bed and do the obligatory prayers or go to Masjid.

✓ Muslims with #Bipolar who find Islamic obligations easy on some days and impossible on others, who are seen as flaky or flip-floppy about faith.
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1. Has anyone else had problems with @IrregularChoice jewellery? I ❤️ the designs so much, but when my #Kittynaut necklace arrived the clasp came off as soon as I took it out the box! I was annoyed because it was so f* expensive for costume jewellery but thought sod it I’ll just> Image
2. put it back on myself. Then I wore it once and it came apart, but I loved it & there were no more and so I botched it together, wore it once more & it totally fell apart 🤬 Then I fell for the #IrregularChoice Smile necklace in the sale, second time I wore it, it fell apart > Image
3. Again, #IrregularChoice jewellery is damn expensive even in the sale so I thought I’d better complain this time but having had such bad health recently with low mood just couldn’t face it... crazily to cheer myself up I very stupidly ordered their Pink Poodle earrings. Yes, > Image
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We are thrilled to share our #preprint "Atlas of genetic effects in human #microglia transcriptome across brain regions, aging and #disease pathologies"!
Work led by @lopeskp @JackHumphrey_ #Gijsje and others from #deWitte and #Raj Lab (@towfiqueRaj) 1/23
Here, we describe the Microglia Genomic Atlas (#MiGA) project. A genetic and transcriptomic resource of 255 primary human microglia isolated from 4 brain regions of 100 donors with neurodegenerative and psychiatric disease and controls. 2/23 Image
We performed the following analysis: I) age-related (the age of donors range from 21 to 103 y.o! II) brain regional heterogeneity ; III) expression and splicing quantitative trait loci #eQTL & #sQTL. 3/23
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Correlation is not causality. Also, substance abuse is a category all by itself and like other conditions, very often there are comorbid conditions. #Depression is quite often a symptom/accompanies a deeper illness [#BPD, #Bipolar, #SAD/#GAD, #Autism, even psychotic spectrum d/o]
One of the fallouts of the ease w/ which idiots like KR can say anything on serious issues & [mis]influence thousands/millions of minds, will be a general increase in overall ontological & epistemic confusion.

Philosophy spares none, not even those who don't understand it.
As it is there r billions of breathing dead, walking arnd like zombies, unsure of what is real what is not, what is true what is not, what is evil what is not - a dark fog of not knowing anything, not knowing even how to find out. Confused, whimsical, dead.

Philosophical decay.
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.@lancsspectrum from @SpectrumCentre begins today's #TalkBD Live by speaking about how to know when substance use may be a problematic issue that requires some attention @CREST_BD
people with #bipolardisorder use substances for the same reasons as people in the general population do - to relax, to cope, to calm down #TalkBD @lancsspectrum
.@Victoria_BPP notes, however, that people with #bipolardisorder may also be using substances to regain or maintain elevated mood states - she views food a "substance" too #TalkBD
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Read sad story last night about Dr. Bucci, 50 year old Phychology & Brain Sciences Dept. Chairman, at Dartmouth that committed #Suicide 11 months after a lawsuit was filed by graduate #students in his department. He
2/ was NOT accused of sexual misconduct, but named in the suit for knowing about the professors’ inappropriate behavior as the Chair.I share many of the same feelings he expressed to friends and colleagues in his emails before he took his own life like: the case was deeply
3/ personal; reputation had been damaged; physical health diminished; false portrayal of his actions; being blamed unfairly; allegations & process “unfair”; how can they ever undo what they did to me & #wronglyaccused. Similarly, how I had reported the #disability
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@MayorAdler #Homeless fights everyday. Many are #MHMR & spend their mental checks on #drugs . They like this #lifestyle , & it's all by choice. All in the same boat #homeless,
#insecure , #depressed , #stressed , #bipolar , #schizophrenic ; plus, they're #smoking #K2. Their mind isn't right
@MayorAdler Those providing GOVERNMENT services to the homeless like failed accountability @caritasofaustin and those involved in what's dubbed the “ #HomelessIndustrialComplex ," are invested in hiding the truth.
@MayorAdler @caritasofaustin We must ask how misrepresenting or even lying about what is going on, on our streets, might benefit
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I had a follower DM me asking why I was excited and “Celebrating” having the Elite Title IX attorney’s following my story. Not wanting to get in an argument, I thanked her and said I would spend some time thinking about her question & send a message out in the group sharing my
perspective. My reasons are fairly simple! First, this group of attorneys, accused student warriors and their supportive family members following my #twitterfeed are amazing. This group together BLAZED a TRAIL & SHINED a LIGHT on #Colleges & #Universities denial of #DueProcess &
#UnFairHearings. #HigherEd Schools have been denying students #fundamentalfairness for years. So without these attorney’s, brave student warriors & supportive families determined to prove their #innocence there would be very little protections for me now as I take the next step
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Signs of #Depression [not just the temporary blues]:
1. Anhedonia : inability to feel pleasure
2. Grief,Guilt, incessant rumination loop
3. Psychomotor retardation [rare case,PS agitation]
4. Self-injury
5. Disrupted sleep/appetite
6. Social withdrawl
7. Chronic procrastination
Very often the manic phases of #Bipolar are mistaken to be evidence of recovery fm unipolar depression - that is the other thing to watch out for.

The manic [especially hyper] phases are not necessarily about constructive "energy" - quite often what we see is high risk behavior
Irrespective of whether it is Unipolar or Bipolar,this disorder is biopsychosocial. Biology [even at a genetic level], neurochemistry,thoughts,experience,environment all interact to produce a certain state.

It is as much a brain/body/environment issue, as it is a mind issue.
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🧵 de #películas de #cine que mejor refleja trastornos #psiquiátricos y #psicológicos:
"Inside out"(P.Docter y R. del Carmen, 2015) La vida tiene momentos buenos y malos; y estos no se pueden ocultar, hay que experimentarlos, aceptarlos e integrarlos.… Image
"Dirty Filthy Love" (Adrian Shergold, 2004). Trastorno Obsesivo Compulsivo: El #TOC no es algo gracioso que tiene ese amigo que le obsesiona el orden. No. En esta película se muestra hasta que punto este trastorno es incapacitante y arruina tu vida profesional y personal. Image
"The Aviator"(Martin Scorsese,2004); también sobre #TOC, pero más "comercial" y menos centrada en la realidad del trastorno. Lo que es interesante aquí es ver cómo el dinero consigue "ocultar" el trastorno y hasta lo reviste de "genialidad"; hasta que todo rebienta. Image
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Wow. Just wow!

I always say that if you want to help autistic people, empower autistic people. Today, neurodiverse employees at @Square celebrated #Neurodiversity by highlighting voices like @fodderfigure, @aneeman, @singer_judy,
@autselfadvocacy, & @jtknoxroxs.
Seen at @Square HQ:

“The existence of autistic people like me is not a tragedy. If you spend time following hashtags like #ActuallyAutistic and the work of organizations like @autselfadvocacy and @awnnetwork_, a cure is the last thing on any of our minds.”

- @fodderfigure. An image of a slide with a ...
Seen at @Square HQ:

Francie Fiamatta, the autistic owner of Fancy Fidgets. Behind her is a quote from @jtknoxroxs:

“There is heart and soul in the journey that breaks through the stigma of highlighting #AutisticJoy in Black & Brown lives.” An image of a white woman h...
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Between my normal depression/anxiety/bipolar, I was feeling really scary last month &went to my therapist. She said I'm most likely in a manic episode right now, which does explain the hysterical and extreme nature of how I'm feeling. She told me I probably have PPD on top. 😁👌
So, unfortunately, though what would be best for my mental state and reputation would be to stay home until it goes away, I work a lot these days and we need the money. Especially if I'm going to have to pay a psychologist to test me and a psychiatrist to medicate me. It's
frustrating and exhausting to say the least. I'm so tired. I don't sleep much anymore. I can't eat. Lost 30 pounds in two months with zero effort. Trust me, it doesn't sound good if you know how much more weight I can still lose. I'm officially on watch for my weight.
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On old maps, there are places labeled “Here Be Dragons” -- the unfamiliar, the unknown. As humans, our imagination spins fantasies to fill those empty spaces on the map and we are more likely to fill them with cautionary tales than with those of the fantastic.
Don’t do X – you don’t know what’s there; you might get lost, hurt, killed, or thousands of other things which are not pleasant.

But time passes, and as people explore, there are fewer and fewer dragons left on the map.
The unknown becomes familiar and now… we can see and interact with people and places on the other side of the world. The unknown is known and dragons and fear give way to understanding.
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