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Is this supposed to be - Apr 15, 2007 at 1:19AM
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Jennifer Nalley
Texas State San Ma...
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therapy for nerds?
Won't work. Learn to repair drywall on your own, avoid stupid twits, and supress any urge to engage in conversations with those who can't think. Get over it....or engage in a rough sport.

a.k.a.- Pixie Tourette # i (imaginary number) Hotrod Honeys Texas Rollergirls

A Lifetime With Anger: An Overview - Nov 9, 2006 at 10:10AM
Ron Price
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I don't hold any bitterness or anger over my inability to do physics at the age of 18. This fact prevented me from going into medicine at university and, in fact, determined a critical career change for me back in the 1960s. The following prose-poem deals with anger more generally diffused in my life and I hope my comments are of use to some readers.

Recently I have been thinking about the anger component of my bi-polar disorder. Various studies on the subject indicate that some 40 to 60 per cent of sufferers from bi-polar disorder experience anger attacks.  Sometimes the anger is seen in the context of a quite separate illness called "intermittent explosive disorder."  Sometimes, too, it is seen as related to, a part of, bipolar disorder; sometimes it is seen as a normal part of life, everyone's life.  My intention here is not so much to analyze anger and its several typical expressions, but to get an overview of it in my own life.

The first time I remember getting angry was just before my 20th birthday in the spring of 1964, just before finishing my first year of university.  The last time anger found a niche in my psyche was in 2002, three years after retiring from full-time work. I was 58.  Although by the age of 58, I was not able to mindfully dissolve my worst thoughts, I was able to successfully release the tiger of anger from its cage by buying a few precious seconds, recognizing the destructive potential of angry feelings as they emerged and bringing them down to manageable portions.   It has now been more than 40 years from the ostensible onset of bi-polar disorder in 1964 to its final treatment with a second medication, fluvoxamine and now four years of peace.  I can say with some pleasure and a degree of contentment I never had before: "peace at last, peace at last, thank god-almighty, it's peace at last,"  -Ron Price, Pioneering Over Four Epochs, July 26th 2006.

Such a long, long story
punctuated by slices of
a bad dream on a stony,
tortuous road, never felt
like a message from the
gods, perhaps it was!!  
A too-conscious memory
now leaving in its wake
unease, fears, anxieties,
hopes, resource for poets
and electrophysiological
recordings in confusion.

Part of a cobweb, semblance
of reality in the theatre of life,
I am left now with feelings,
pictures and meaning looking
back in reflection, with gathered
associations by that remarkable
mechanism the brain and that
gentle and delightful tyrant,
memory which dominates us
softly and ethereally until we die.
              ---Ron Price  July 26th 2006

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