Saturday, 27 February 2016

You, Me and Bipolar

It’s been about 10 years since I was first diagnosed with Bipolar disorder and before that from about the age of 16 years old I have suffered from depression. In fact, I believe my many visits to doctors from the age of 16 years old I never got the correct diagnosis; it was always ‘you have depression’ and I was given some medication (antidepressants without mood stabilizers, which was completely wrong)  and that was about it.

Yes, you could say things have changed since then, but have they? Most doctors that I have seen over the years have very little experience or empathy for people suffering with depression or Bipolar disorder; in my opinion. In fact, I wonder how doctors are trained these days because some seem to lack common sense when it comes to being able to assess a patient’s needs. A few years ago, my grandmother was in a residential home for the elderly supposedly being looked after by the care staff, yet, it took three different doctors and three months to diagnose my grandmother had a fractured femur and in that time the doctors and care staff could not recognise why my grandmother would grimace when she was made to move (obvious sign she was in pain) from her chair and before this fracture she was a woman who was very actively walking around the residential home. Now, do you see what I mean, either the doctors don’t care for patients who are elderly or they just lack common sense; in my opinion they (doctors, care staff) lack common sense because someone who is normally active and then becomes reluctant to move and shows signs of in pain when they try to move them should have been enough for any sensible person to figure out. And, all this happened in North Devon, England and the culprits (doctors) were from (Northam Surgery, Bay View Road, Northam, Bideford, North Devon EX39 1AZ, UK). So, do you see what I mean?
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In fact, most people have a simple view about depression they equate it with their experience of day to day living when sometimes they may feel depressed about something, but manic depression now called Bipolar disorder is a completely different ‘kettle of fish’ that has nothing to do with normal depression which most normal people will have from time to time.

There are two schools of thought when it comes to Bipolar disorder some believe that it is a product of environmental (childhood abuse or similar stresses occurring through the patient’s life) factors or some form of genetic factors (chemical imbalance in the brain) playing a part. In my opinion it’s most likely to be a combination of the two factors of inherited genes (or chemical imbalance) and the patient’s childhood stresses.

In my case, I have suffered from both because in my childhood I experienced a lot of grief and I most likely inherited (from my grandfather who hung himself) and my dad who suffered from severe black depression the defective genes or chemical imbalance in the brain. I chose to write this article to highlight some of the issues regarding Bipolar disorder and how it affects me and possibly you.

My second bookIt’s Never Too Late’ is not just about how I have coped over the years with Bipolar disorder; it’s written using a series of true stories that I have experienced from childhood to the present day to help explain and help other people understand Bipolar and perhaps help them cope with this debilitating disease. I sincerely hope the book helps; because you, me and bipolar need all the help we can get.

You will find other articles and stories that I have written concerning how Bipolar has affected me on this website and on my other website  ‘Never Late But Sorry,’ please search them out and read them and perhaps they will help you; I sincerely hope so.

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Thursday, 25 February 2016

The Economic Triangle of Europe, China, and America


The global recession that is now about to show its hand started when Germany insisted on austerity for most of Europe more than three years ago. In a sense, Germany shot itself in the foot by insisting on this austerity policy for Europe which caused a slowdown in demand not just in Europe, but also in China. Its taken about three years of depressed demand to fully show up in China’s economy but now it has taken hold with many ghost towns where literally every factory is deserted and unfinished building projects resemble some sort of nuclear accident. What people fail to understand is the level of unemployment is rising in China and there is no state aid and the Chinese are natural savers and not spenders, so the move to a consumer led economy will be hard to achieve given these facts. 

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With many American companies relying on trade with China and Europe the feedback loop equally affects the American economy which hadn’t really recovered from the 2008 financial  crisis with many Americans on low wages and unable to spend. The commodities downturn which is ultimately dependent on demand has been savage and affects many emerging economies again adding to weak demand for export led economies such as Germany and so the feedback loop feeds the global recession. 

With negative interest rates in Europe and Japan this shows that these policies are not working and the only reasonable policy is to spend money on infrastructure and increase the level of wages for the low paid to a living wage and watch as their respective economies grow. Without this type of policy that serves the greatest majority (the low paid) and interest rates between 2 and 4% we will have more unrealistic asset bubbles that will only create a greater inequality in society and lead eventually to a breakdown of social cohesion. 

I believe governments around the world can avoid the worst of a global recession by seizing the moment by spending money on new innovation and technology that provides solutions to climate change such as Solar Power Stations, All Electric Vehicles, Wind and Wave Power, and Environmental Schemes to Clean up Pollution. 

It doesn’t make any sense for countries such as Brazil to be spending billions on hosting the Olympics yet they pour raw sewage into the sea. 

Anthony Fox MSc BSc Hons


Remember: Electric Vehicles = No Waste Technology = Clean Air 


Are you listening,  what are you dreaming?

As Jesus said, “belief is everything.”

In my latest book “It’s Never Too Late” read how dreams do come true, but be careful what you wish for. Understand the secret of greed and you will attain one of the secrets of prosperity. The book will also take you on a journey and explores love, money, luck, and much more.

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Hey, Chuck. Did you bring any spending money? Viva la vida loca.

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Which would you prefer half-price digital or paperback?

 Read my latest book "It's Never Too Late" by Anthony Fox,  published by Chipmunka Publishing