A “Mental (2018)” Update

Bipolar Lifer

These past two weeks, I took a break from promoting “Mental (2018)” because I was hospitalized for a severe depressed episode of Bipolar I.

I found a new hospital in The Woodlands, TX that offers yoga, art and music therapy and intensive psychotherapy in which to pass the time while my doubled dose of Lithium went into effect.

My Lithium levels were originally dropped this past July while I was doing TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) treatments for depression and mania. They appeared to be working, so my neuropsychiatrist dropped my Geodon and Lithium. Perhaps because I stopped six treatments shy of completion due to severe migraines, or perhaps because the treatments actually provided no relief, I have been cycling in an extreme way between mania and depression for at least three months now. Luckily, the doubling of my Lithium levels proved successful and I am feeling optimistic and calm again…

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