Although I plan to continue reading about Qigong, my interest in yesterday's post was about Dr. Larry's Dossey. If you recall, the symptoms he was experiencing in medical school included migraine headaches, and recurrent episodes of blindness, nausea, and incapacitation, which was compounded by anxiety, stress, and overwork.
Those symptoms are certainly worse than any I have experienced during a depressive episode. I wonder what label they attached to Dr. Dossey's symptoms. If his medical adviser had labeled him "mentally ill," I wonder how Dr. Dossey's life would have turned out. If his medical adviser had recommended that he leave medical school rather than staying, I wonder what Dr. Dossey would be doing today.
I wonder what effect biofeedback and meditation have on bipolar disorder. I'm sorry that I don't have the answer today. Over the next few weeks, I will research biofeedback and meditation as they relate to bipolar disorder.
If anyone who is bipolar has tried biofeedback or meditation, please let us know. You can write about it in your own blog and I will link to you.
I do know that meditation has been shown to have a impact on depression. Yesterday afternoon, I bought the book The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness by Mark Milliams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon-Kabat Zinn.
In the coming weeks, I will be discussing these topics and others. However, next week I need to edit my Ebook, Bipolar Depression Unplugged: A Survivor Speaks Out , which soon will be coming out as a paperback. So I will only be posting quotes--great ones no doubt--rather than longer posts.
Have a great week!