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Inflammation–Is it Connected to Weight and Depression?

I’ve been on a low-carb diet i.e. Keto…and my wife is seeing significant improvements in my depression. She says she feels loved, by me, again. It’s not that I’ve stopped loving her, but my deep depression made it hard for me to express affection freely. The dark, bleak cloud of depression enveloped me…reigning over my interactions torrentially.

The cloud has lifted and so has my mood. It’s such a relief for me and my family.

My wellness plan always included psych medication. The first few years it was hit or miss until I came off meds for two years. Not a good time in my recovery and not a good time for my family either. Then out of desperation to get well, to find balance again…I knew I needed to go back on medication. So in 2008, I was hospitalized and put back on meds…to save my life and save my family.

The past decade I’ve been medicated and on more than a few occasions over-medicated. My Bipolar II cycle is chaotic but consistent. Bipolar Depression symptoms range from mild to suicidal and it seems to be on a quarterly to every three months type cycle. Until I bottom out into the darkest depths of hopeless depression and other symptoms of anxiety and despair.

To be continued:

IF A Diet Can Fix My Diabetes, then Maybe It Can Help My Mood.

Dig Deeper: Fire in the Mind: The Depression-Inflammation Connection

Chato Stewart

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We’ve talked about taking medication the last few blog posts.  Whether you are for medication or for something stronger and all natural like COFFEE, I feel it’s a personal choice.

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Stewart, Chato. (2018). fire. Psych Central. Retrieved on Dec 5, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2018/11/inflammation-weight-depression/

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Inflammation–Is it Connected to Weight and Depression?

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]


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Stewart, C. (2018). Inflammation–Is it Connected to Weight and Depression?. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 18, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2018/12/inflammation-weight-depression/

 

Last updated: 5 Dec 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 5 Dec 2018
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