In this episode, Al interviews Gabe Howard, bipolar speaker, writer, and podcaster (recorded 3-11-19). Gabe describes what it was like living with undiagnosed bipolar disorder for many years, as well as life after his diagnosis. From debilitating depressions that included suicidal thoughts and kept him in bed for days at a time, to manias that included hypersexuality and drug use. Gabe also shares his thoughts on managing medications and their possible side effects.
Gabe is a writes for PsychCentral and is the co-host of PsychCentral's two podcasts: 1) The Psych Central Show and, 2) A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast. Gabe is also the author of Mental Illness is an Asshole: And Other Observations.
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