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Bipolar Disorder Can Impact Anyone, Even Celebrities

Bipolar Disorder Can Impact Anyone, Even Celebrities

Over the last few years, several celebrities have opened up about being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder: Mariah Carey, Demi Lovato, Halsey, and Kanye West have all spoken publicly about their mental health struggles. Singer Halsey posted a series of tweets about the illness in July of this year, stating in part, “I have dedicated my career to offering education and insight about bipolar disorder,” and adding, “a lot of people you know probably have bipolar disorder and you aren’t aware of it.” The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance describes Bipolar Disorder as, “a...
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Five Things You Can Do To Help Your Chronic Pain

Five Things You Can Do To Help Your Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be so debilitating it can feel like it dominates every aspect of your life. Here are some steps you can take to deal with your chronic pain. Exercise Although it may seem counterproductive, exercise can help with chronic pain. Exercise produces endorphins, which act on the opiate receptors in our brains. Endorphins help to reduce pain and increase pleasure, causing a feeling of well-being. Ask your doctor about what kinds of exercise might be best for your specific situation. They can give you advice on the best types of physical activities to help...
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Robin Williams’ Final Days And Battle With Lewy Body Dementia Revealed In New Documentary

Robin Williams’ Final Days And Battle With Lewy Body Dementia Revealed In N...

Lewy Body Dementia, a degenerative brain disease, is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, accounting for approximately 10 percent of all diagnosed cases of dementia in Canada. LBD affects every aspect of a person, with symptoms including impaired thinking, memory loss, tremors, difficulty moving, visual hallucinations, paranoia, depression, and changes in autonomic body functions. With no specific test to diagnose Lewy Body Dementia, and with many of the same signs and symptoms as other forms of dementia, LBD is often misdiagnosed, leading...
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Seeing the Beauty in the World: How Dakota Johnson Deals with Depression

Seeing the Beauty in the World: How Dakota Johnson Deals with Depression

In many ways, it’s never been easier to talk about mental health. People from all walks of life have been increasingly candid about their struggles with mental illness, and that, in turn, gives other people the strength they need to share their own experiences.  However, there is still a certain amount of stigma associated with depression. Many people still (wrongly) believe that the condition is in some way a barrier to success as if those with depression will not be able to reach the same heights as those without. Thankfully, it’s getting more difficult to maintain...
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Celebrities Living with Disabilities: IBS

Celebrities Living with Disabilities: IBS

At Share Lawyers, we think it’s important for you to know you’re not alone. In fact, many celebrities have Long-Term Disabilities or Chronic Illnesses, such as IBS. Click here to read other posts in the series, on celebrities with Skin Cancer, Lyme Disease, Lupus and Diabetes. IBS Symptoms Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). Symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, mucus in the stool, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. Symptoms can vary widely case by case and can include some or all of the symptoms possible for...
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Challenges of Living with Hearing Loss during COVID-19

Challenges of Living with Hearing Loss during COVID-19

Written by Samantha Share During these challenging times, it is clear that many individuals and families are suffering, and for that, I am saddened and proud that Share Lawyers can support some people in need (specifically those with disabilities). Today, I want to talk about a new challenge that has come up for the population of people who are hard of hearing or deaf, and I can speak to that because I have a hearing loss.  People who experience hearing loss are faced with a whole new level of challenges now that social distancing and mask-wearing safety precautions...