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 search of my missing pieces) is a bipolar and autistic transgender person (he/him pronouns) and a PhD student studying psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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by Elliot Gavin Keenan, 11/29/16 Originally published in gravel magazine in 2017; as of 9/24/21, no longer available on their website. Mozart was crazy. Flat fucking crazy. Batshit, I hear. But his music’s not crazy; it’s balanced, it’s nimble, it’s crystalline clear. There’s harmony, logic. You listen to these, you don’t hear his doubts or … Read More
Ah, lithium; it’s been our gold-standard treatment for bipolar disorder for many years, and can work for people who have failed other drug trials. It is also one of the only drugs known to decrease the risk of suicide1. But how does it work? It’s a bit more complicated to understand than, for example, an … Read More
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