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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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Thursday, March 3, 2011

shame shame, childhood bipolar illness, mother with alzheimers

shame shame on the naitonal news media taking advantage of 
charlies sheens bout with mental disease and drug and alcohol 
shame shame 
what they wont do to boost their ratings

he obviously has bipolar disease or manic depression and is in a 
manic phase or is on amphetamines (coke or met) or has both 
problems going on 
he is obviously on a road to total destruction
hes missing many of his teeth (met?)

if you have ever had a family member or friend with this disease
who has gone manic you can recognize the symptoms 
this disease is easily managed with medication and mental health 
this allows people with this disease to have a normal life 

add to this the complication of drug and alcohol addiction which 
can be common in uncontrolled bipolar disease then nothing good 
will come to his situation 
dont fan the fire newspeople    try to encourage him to get help
something bad is going to happen to him or his family

sometimes though people with addictions do have to hit bottom 
before they can build themselves back up

hope to read he is in rehab getting help somewhere instead of
doing interviews with the media

speaking of bipolar illness
terri cheney just wrote a book about her bout with bipolar illness
as a child 
she published a best selling book in 2008 called manic about her 
bout with her bipolar illness in adulthood 
she received a lot of questions from parents whose children had 
the disease so after 50 years she decided to write a book about 
her bout with the disease as a child 
she had always been reluctant to talk about it

the name of the book is the dark side of innocence 

you can go to her facebook page to read more
then click like 

new research shows that having a mother with alzheimers disease 
increases the risk that you will get the disease more than if your 
father had the disease

there is twice the gray matter shrinkage in the brain similar to that 
seen in patients with alzheimers  each year as you age than if your 
father had the disease or if neither had the disease according 
to this study

this study was done on a small number of patients and some 
researchers arent sure about the results 
more study will be done on this

the organicgreen doctor 


  1. I couldn't agree with you more on Charlie Sheen. He obviously has major mental issues along with his admitted drug use. This is not entertainment, it is a broken life that needs help, not publicity.

  2. Having lived with a family member w/ Bipolar Disorder I hear what you're saying. Sounds like Charlie is trying to "self-medicate". I feel sorry for him... he's trying to deal with this disease (the way many with it do) w/ drugs and alcohol. I hope he gets help before he self destructs. He is a very talented actor no matter and it is such a waste of a human being. I pray he gets help! I pray for his family too, this is devestating to them I'm sure.