BipolarCoaster is a blog about the ups and downs of bipolar disorder as well as other neurodivergencies, including autism and ADHD.
Elliot Gavin Keenan, author of On Being Insane (in sane places), is a bipolar and autistic transgender person (he/him pronouns) and a PhD Candidate studying psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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I’ve often experienced loneliness as a toxin. A chemical that corrodes, gnaws through my bones a chasm, a gaping wound in the depths of my ribcage. This characteristic feeling alerts me to the river tide drawing me in, the cosmic forces of mania & depression. It is a fundamental emptiness; it destroys everything, it leaves … Read More
If you’ve heard anything about the term “manic depression”, you might know that it is an older term for bipolar disorder. Here’s my unpopular opinion: “bipolar disorder” is a less accurate and more dehumanizing term than “manic depression”. Why? There are several reasons. The new name “bipolar disorder” was coined for the wrong reasons, and … Read More
About two weeks ago, my cousin’s husband died from SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy). He showed no signs of having experienced a seizure (no biting his tongue, for example); he simply went to bed one night and never woke up. He is bereaved by his daughter, who turned 7 years old a few days … Read More
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