Mr. Joe returns after an extended absence to discuss overwhelming physical ailments that have clearly impacted his mental health. He gives advice on the best approach to starting the bipolar diagnosis through self and life examination.
Mr. Joe discusses some physical ailments along with his mental condition that have taken a turn for the worse. He reviews his latest psychiatric appointment and the potential changes that have been suggested.
Mr. Joe reviews his recent business trip and his past weekend. He touches on the importance of sleep, over-whelming depressive symptoms, and the unfortunate rage that still exists. Mr. Joe also discuses the negative effects of time change and turning back the clock.
As Mr. Joe prepares for another business trip, he once again battles extreme drug cravings. He speaks to his audience on the concept behind triggers and cravings and also offers ways for us to control our impulses.
Mr. Joe experiences a weekend of events and mood swings that cause him to question his ability to prevent manic rages. While Mr. Joe remains on track with his sobriety, cravings continue to occur during vulnerable moments.
Mr. Joe swings into mania and speaks about his symptoms and lack of sleep. He reflects on a previous episode of his podcast and speaks about the guilt embedded within him based on his state on mind during that particular production.
Mr. Joe analyzes his unique sleep experience last evening, assuming that a manic episode is on the horizon. He discusses how bipolar disorder will impact sleep, while also identifying sleep problems and patterns.
Mr. Joe reveals some new thoughts on his mother's borderline personality disorder characteristics. He describes traveling in the past when substance abuse was an issue. Mr. Joe then explains his plans for this business trip that will ultimately allow him to remain stress free.
Mr. Joe is once again experiencing a controlled manic episode that includes a number of symptoms, primarily pressured speech. He shares his ongoing symptoms, mindset, hallucinations, and racing thoughts in real time during his podcast.
Mr. Joe discusses his new morning routine which he believes will allow him to gain more control over his mood swings. Mr. Joe offers some night time and daily strategies to provide a sense of stability.
Mr. Joe updates his audience on his job, children, ex-wife, and current state of mind. He speaks of specific medication side effects currently impacting his life. Mr. Joe provides insight on the ever changing levels of mania, in which he will progress from hypomanic symptoms to full mania.