Bipolar Help Understanding Updated 2014-15

Lets start with some of the basic rules and add ingredients as we move along. It's not all that easy to see the early start of bipolarism, its just hidden by too much of our youth activities and body changes. However there are events we can factor in as one might call Observations of a persons character. Younger males and females are trying to locate partners and then adjusting to social ladders which is stressful. All of us can recall school days of trying to fit in. not being bullied, or trying for that matter to blend into the community. Finally after 30 odd years of living and teaching others, I decided to go deeper into the subject to help fellow bipolars and families get rid of the guilt.

First off the disease runs in families and is also a hereditary factor. Ok so know that depression runs in family trees, also alcoholism is the same, and suicide as well. The difference here is bipolarism can skip generations. The next step needs to be realized.....One of the best professors I had and certainly most successful...stated...Bipolars are recognized as the tip of the spear of society. Only the imagination and the energy level of bipolars create huge advances in our society. Over the years I have had quite a number of mensa young adults. In a nutshell bipolarism may form changes in civilizations. I was never gifted as much as great many were, but the things I worked on totally transformed. As a younger kid I sold tires to gas stations, and in just a few years developed programs to sell tires to Kmart and Sears (my energy and mind worked overtime).

Growing up is a tough time for kids and we are overly challenged, move a lot, have lots of stress, the roots of bipolarism can start. This covers a lot of ground but I would just use common sense, if as a kid we can't sleep for days our minds are being harmed. Food appetite can also be factors. I believe the biggest factors are If these relationships are not warm or at least friendly then we have a serious problem here. Generally communication is at the heart of the problem. Fact is my research work has uncovered one of the worst problems with our society.

We have all these new gadgets for communication and even used in the car too. Cell phones, text messages, I-Phones, every type of phone except I will warn every parent and grand parent and fellow bipolar client.Your communication skills are the worse communication ability ever. All of you are teaching your kids and family to fail. Those of us that have worked with communication know that man made sounds won't work with babies. Communication requires the time talk and most of all to listen. A speed text message can't reach the other person. All one needs to do is look at our political mess, right or left its the same. Lot of throwing voices out in the open...but few touching the ones they should. All this equipment and we are still deaf and dumb.

A bipolar gets terribly hurt when there's no communication and as times goes on we see how mania can be a result of so many wires cut or perhaps very few people left to talk with. For some of you that need help with communication you need to learn the times tested ? method. here's a process where you keep asking a stranger plenty of questions and allow the other person to answer and follow up. Done correctly your conversations will be better and you will never feel alone at parties using this simple trick.

Young people as a general rule need to learn about assertive behavior as it can change their worlds from bossy people or people that try to use you.

I spent time talking about growing up as this is where problems start. Identification is who we are and hope to work in. The problem now is where kids get messed up doing drugs, cutting, smoking, drinking, getting tatoos. The idea is to think good of ourselves and see this picture in our mind of the job we really want.  These other things distort the image. What I am trying to point out is that simple vision ....communication...we can defeat any problem ...yeah even bipolarism.

Alcoholism has been known over the years to be home grown method of dealing with bipolarism. Another problem not often mention is when people have a nervous break down. I had three of them and they were terrible. These conditions can be considered as episodes.

Please note that over the past year I have stopped lithium due to its effect on my kidneys and have tried particular Antipsychotic medications. Risperdal was truly the wrong med as I had a million side effects and it didn't treat the mania issue. I later tried Seroquel XR but due to its cost am now on Quetiapine Fumarate which started at app. 250mg and now down to 150 mg at night. This seems to be a good mix of increasing my depakote (valporic acid) to 1250mg from 750mg to add to the security of effect.

This past year I had a problem with a local psychiatrist at a hospital I have used for over 30 years. The issue was very simple he reminded me of some psychiatrists I had years ago that were totally off the mark. I made me start to think how bad it must be for new clients that are intimidated by some of these doctors. In other words it brought back my memories of those 5 years doctors screwed up my life. In case you need to go see a psychiatrist it may be a good idea to get a family member to go with you. This doctor I had was almost manic and constantly going back to 30 odd years ago when I tried to commit suicide twice. Please note it was not me that did this it was the fact that these doctors were treating me for the wrong disease and gave me antidepression medications. Just to give you an idea of how strong I have endured this illness I watched my father die in front of my eyes, and also viewed a family member that shot himself with gun fatally. In other words I am strictly bipolar but also strictly healthy.

Here is my life that proves all I say....

I have been a sales specialist for over 30 years with a specialty to Mass Merchandisers, Chain Stores, Dept. Stores, and thousands of retailers in the US. Previously owned a multi mullion dollar major manufacture that distributed products to all wholesale and distribution markets on the East Coast. My accounts varied from K-Mart, Sears Roebuck, J.C. Penney Co., etc. to single standing discounters and retailers. When time permits I represent clients to chain store retailers and other industries, and also teach business people how to sell to chain stores and other large businesses.

Also a teacher Business, Marketing, Advertising , Business Law, Retailing. and other subjects at one of finest educational schools for adults in New England.

My biggest passion is helping people in regard to help people get better with bipolar disorder, depression, abuse, cutting, incest, and many more issues. Over 20 years ago I formulated a process Positive Imaging that to allow clients to achieve results never seen before. This process permits the use of all types of counseling, including east and west methods.  My work has been conducted all over the USA and overseas. I maintain a helpful web site on this disease, and actively email and chat with others and their families to give them help and encouragement.

Previous I have been working with the Federal Government in conjunction with Senator Joseph Liberman and EPA Chairman Christine Todd Whitman in regard to Greening the Government HR. 13101 which involves reclaiming used products. Projects include the GSA, the USPS, and other government agencies. 

Current work is running a network of search engines and informing business in Connecticut the value  of promoting their business, organization, social event, etc. online. Sites that I personally promote and work on get listed within 2 weeks by all the major search sites like Google, Yahoo, Inktomi. Currently run three spiders that can used on the net to gather site data.

I want you to know the facts so you can lead a good life as I did after this mess.