Discrimination from one’s manager really hurts

Note: to be marginalized or discriminated at work has a severe impact on all. But on all bipolars and cyclothymics, it generates vivid feelings anger, low self worth, feelings of failure, despair about life, and more. It seems to stop the drive to proceed in one’s career with enthusiasm and interest. Further, for most, it starts the slide into episodes of depression or long periods of mixed state anxiety (energized depression with anxious fearful thoughts). We are posting regularly on stress, ptsd and bullying. You’ll note several articles in the last month discuss the chemistry biological changes caused by stress. There are MANY. Further, these changes in chemistry are the same as those accomplished by PTSD. 10 articles were posted this summer on chemistry changes by PTSD. Stress and PTSD are now known to not just impact the brain in many ways, but also other elements of body chemistry and even the chromosomes. Check them all out. Find out what has been triggering you. Then, look at the many many articles on mindfulness and recovery in this site. Further, good bipolar medications that allow consciousness and thinking are important (see books 1 and 2, Bipolar Questions).

It’s now fall. its, the shift into low blue light in the atmosphere. See many posts on this. Winter SADD is coming. Time to change those light bulbs in the office and home. There are many tips on preparing for both the fall bump down in mood and winter depression. In addition, you are now “armed” to stop the winter weight gain with articles on intervention in hunger and preparation for winter. It’s time NOW to implement that diet and exercise program. Reviews of diets and links were included in 5 September articles. Recommended for you was the high protein healthy oil diet. This reduces some fats from the Mediterranean diet with includes cheeses. We all love cheese, but the concentration of calories cannot be overcome for many bipolars and leads to weight gain. Review the diets and find one for you. Research has shown that for the general population, the top 5 diets have about the same outcome, but it’s just a matter that you do one. Further, three articles were posted this year on eating when not hungry, BID, binge eating disorder. This is a struggle for most bipolars.

Included the last few months are many articles on the soul of the bipolar cyclothymic person. You have a soul. Find it, take care of it, let it flourish in the world. Apart of grandiosity is joy, happiness, plans, and hope. They are not the same, grandiosity of bipolar and drive of a hopeful human. Check those articles out. A quote by Rumi, 13th centry Sufi poet: Unfold your own story. 

Take time to enjoy fall.

Dr. B

ScienceDaily: Anxiety News
Discrimination from one’s manager really hurts
Mental health workers are more likely to be depressed or anxious when they experience discrimination from their managers than when it comes from patients, a study has found.
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Carbohydrates: pushing eating when not hungry and BID: binge eating disorder

Role of Cellular Protein Demonstrated in Regulation of Binge Eating

ScienceDaily (June 20, 2012) — Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have demonstrated in experimental models that blocking the Sigma-1 receptor, a cellular protein, reduced binge eating and caused binge eaters to eat more slowly.

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The research, which is published online in Neuropsychopharmacology, was led by Pietro Cottone, PhD, and Valentina Sabino, PhD, both assistant professors in the pharmacology and psychiatry departments at BUSM.
Binge eating disorder, which affects approximately 15 million Americans, is believed to be the eating disorder that most closely resembles substance dependence. In binge eating subjects, normal regulatory mechanisms that control hunger do not function properly. Binge eaters typically gorge on “junk” foods excessively and compulsively despite knowing the adverse consequences, which are physical, emotional and social in nature. In addition, binge eaters typically experience distress and withdrawal when they abstain from junk food.
The researchers developed an experimental model of compulsive binge eating by providing a sugary, chocolate diet only for one hour a day while the control group was given a standard laboratory diet. Within two weeks, the group exposed to the sugary diet exhibited binge eating behavior and ate four times as much as the controls. In addition, the experimental binge eaters exhibited compulsive behavior by putting themselves in a potentially risky situation in order to get to the sugary food while the control group avoided the risk.
The researchers then tested whether a drug that blocks the Sigma-1 receptor could reduce binge eating of the sugary diet. The experimental data showed the drug successfully reduced binge eating by 40 percent, caused the binge eaters to eat more slowly and blocked the risky behavior.
The abnormal, risky behavior exhibited by the binge eating experimental group suggested to the researchers that there could be something wrong with how decisions were made. Because evaluation of risks and decision making are functions executed in the prefronto-cortical regions of the brain, the researchers tested whether the abundance of Sigma-1 receptors in those regions was abnormal in the binge eaters. They found that Sigma-1 receptor expression was unusually high in those areas, which could explain why blocking its function could decrease both compulsive binge eating and risky behavior.
“These findings suggest that the Sigma-1 receptor may contribute to the neurobiological adaptations that cause compulsive-like eating, opening up a new potential therapeutic treatment target for binge eating disorder,” said Cottone, who also co-directs the Laboratory of Addictive Disorders at BUSM with Sabino.


this idea is supported by the protein diet and carb addicts diet:

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