Margaret Trudeau on Self Forgiving and Bipolar Disorder
While she was married to the Prime Minister of Canada she ran away with the Rolling Stones. Margaret Trudeau knows what is to make terrible mistakes during bouts of mania, and also the importance of forgiving ourselves for our mistakes.
Don’t like Mondays? It may be related to your bipolar disorder, with researchers reporting work stresses and sleep problems as leading causes of a pattern of Monday and Tuesday depression in people with bipolar disorder.
Twitter data is being analyzed to monitor the world’s emotional state. An online tool known as “We Feel” analyzes millions of tweets to provide real time snapshots of our collective joy, fear, anger, sadness and surprise – and to monitor for potential mental health emergencies.
Is cellular energy production the key to bipolar depression?
Australian researchers are trialling N-acetyl cysteine (or NAC) – commonly used to treat overdoses of Tylenol – as a treatment for bipolar depression. NAC has energizing and detoxifying properties. According to researchers: “We know that during bipolar depression, changes happen which affect the body’s ability to detoxify certain compounds. We also know that mitochondria, the cells’ energy producers, don’t work in the usual way”. NAC attacks both these problems and trials are underway.
New research shows people with bipolar disorder are also at high risk for migraine headaches. The researcher is also studying a dietary program she hopes will affect the inflammatory response, improve mood stability, and reduce migraines. She said it would involve changing the intake of fatty acids, but wouldn’t talk about the details. Can’t wait to hear more!