Bipolar Patients Have Toxic Blood – Or Do They Really?


Do bipolar patients really have toxic blood?

Meaning… were they (and me) born with some genetic variation that creates at some point in their life formation of blood cells and blood plasma that has a negative effect on the ability of neurons to connect with other neurons like normal neurons should?

Bipolar Patients Have Toxic Blood
Our Brains are a Magical and Brilliant Place – That Function Best Without Toxic Exposures.

Is it even possible to study this hypothesis… when blood samples used are from test subjects who have been exposed to large doses of toxic psychotropic medications?

Medications that are known to adversely affect neural connectivity?

Researchers Claim Bipolar Patients Have Toxic Blood But Fail to Account for Toxic Meds. Click To Tweet

The below is from a study on SSRI antidepressants and neural connectivity by Max Planck from the Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences:

“The study detailed the fact that just one dose of an antidepressant can cause significant functional changes within the human brain.”

Just one dose! And the psychotropic medication affects neural functioning in the brain. Nothing to do with the test subjects genetic profile, or proven to be related. And it’s complicated.

The results of the study showed that taking an SSRI essentially reduces the amount of neural connectivity within the brain – with the notable exception of two specific parts: the cerebellum and the thalamus. The team of researchers observed decrease in connectivity throughout most areas of the brain.

“However, they did find that in the cerebellum and thalamus, the opposite effect occurred and connectivity actually increased.”

Source: One Dose of SSRI Antidepressat Changes Brain Connectivity In 3 Hours.

More Bipolar Research Indicating Damage from Medications, Not Genetic Susceptability

The heading for this article on Science piqued my interest: “Ever-changing Moods May be Toxic to the Brain of Bipolar Patients“.

First off, ever-changing moods are not necessarily bipolar disorder. In general, the illness is episodic in nature with periods of normal functioning in-between illness states.

From my understanding, contantly-changing moods, daily mood instability that is persistent and causes difficulties in a person’s life is more characteristic of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). In the UK, BPD is actually called “Bipolar Affective Disorder“.

Adding yet more confusion to the understanding of, targeted research for and development of new, non-harmful treatment modalities for actual Manic Depressive illness – now called “Bipolar 1 Disorder”.

But drug companies, universities, physicians and researchers like the below do get to make a lot of money.

Related post: Brief History of Bipolar Disorder Diagnoses – From Rare to Common.

Research Does Not Show Any Genetically Defective Toxic Blood

So what did this study supposedly show?

“The brain of bipolar patients shows changes such as reduction in volume and neuroprogression. The latter is a pathological version of an otherwise normal mechanism by which the brain re-writes its neuronal connections, a process that is associated to learning, memory and even recovery from brain damage.”

“In bipolar patients, the process is associated with loss of neuron connections and clinical and neurocognitive deterioration.”

Source: Ever-changing Moods May Be Toxic to the Brain of Bipolar Patients.

Yes… brain damage from psych meds.

No – it is not the patient (and therefore an inherent vulnerability in their genetic profile) that is causing this ‘pathological version’ – it is the MEDICATIONS they have been prescribed. Most likely.

Either way, you cannot in any way make the claim these unethcial and my guess – paid for by Big Pharma funds – researchers are claiming to make. So that Big Pharma – and the physicians who prescribe them – do not get held accountable for the damage the meds have caused.

Bipolar Research Often Deceptive Big Pharma Propaganda

What did the researchers do to come up with such a ‘discovery’?

“…exposed differentiated neurons to blood serum from either healthy normal individuals or bipolar patients. The group then observed that neurons exposed to serum from bipolar patients had a significant loss in the density of neurites, which is used to estimate the number of neuron connections, if compared to neurite density of neurons exposed to serum from healthy individuals.”

Using Patients Damaged by Medications to Support a Lie

The researchers left out some really, really important stuff – like… how many psychotropic medications have these bipolar patients been put on? And, what are the known effects of thse meds on neural connectivity and functioning in the brain?

How many meds? For how long? Years, months… they obviously have been in treatment if they’ve been identified as ‘patients’ and were selected for the study.

I gave you one current study above, that shows changes with just ONE DOSE of an antideprssant. What do you think would be seen with chronic use of one or multiple psychotropic meds? Any guesses?

Are These Results Valid? When the Changes Are Most Likely Due to Toxic Medications?

I’d love to believe in this scientific hokey pokey, if I didn’t already know better.

This entire study should be thrown out, as it does not indicate ANY inclusion of the effects from toxic psychotropic medications the bipolar patient study group was on, or had been on.

And the research is unethical. But that’s me. Let’s read their final claims and get more clues about the agenda behind the research.

“Future studies should focus on finding drugs that can protect BD brain cells from the toxic effects of their own blood.”

Develop more drugs, but of course. And here’s what they claim they’ve discovered:

“Our results indicate that the blood of BD patients is toxic to brain cells and affects the connectivity ability of neurons.”

“Considering our previous knowledge on the association between mood episodes and blood toxicity, we believe that the more episodes a patient has, the more cellular components are produced that impair the brain’s ability to deal with environmental changes, inflammation and stress,” says Klamt.

Another way to look at the proposed results? That a person who has more episodes, will have been exposed to more toxic drugs. That in many cases they never needed in the first place. Sickening.

And again – the researchers never clarified whether the bipolar subjects in the study were ON MEDICATIONS at the time the blood was drawn that was examined.

Two Gold Stars for Trying, Let’s Try Harder

I’m stingy in gold star ratings – but trying to be nice.

Maybe this study could be re-evaluated with accurate information about medications in the body then used to understand how these meds work i.e. making bipolar patients blood sick and toxic. That’d be ethical and honest.

To accurately study the blood and make distinctions between normal people and bipolar folks you would have to have comparative samples – meaning, similar or without enough differentiation that could account for the end results in and of itself.

Or you would have to somehow account for the reality of toxic medications in the system of the patient study group.

This study did neither. Is simply more Big Pharma-funded science that gets more money devoted to creating more toxic drugs.

And more brain damaged ‘patients’. Hopefully this will stop at some point.

The new research going on about the gut, salmon oil, inflammation from underlying undiagnosed disease process (autoimmune illness, thyroid condition, etc.) is incredibly exciting.

Related post: Will Turmeric Help Your Depression?

I’d rather focus on that. Cheers.



  1. Ann said:

    ‘”…we believe that the more episodes a patient has, the more cellular components are produced that impair the brain’s ability to deal with environmental changes, inflammation and stress,” says Klamt.’

    This echoes the “chemical imbalance” theory. As a young person I was told that I possessed a brain that could not recover from adverse experiences. The explanation was that every time something bad happened in my life, my “brain chemicals” took a hit and were unable to recover, at which point I became permanently depressed and requires medications to “balance” the chemicals. Which was nonsense straight from a marketing department of course. But a scary thing to be told as a young person.

    In reality I was anemic, hypothyroid, and living in an abusive environment.

    May 7, 2017
    • Molly said:

      Exactly – the above has nothing to do with ‘bipolar’ really, as the damage is from psych meds given to someone who exhibits those symptoms. Not the other way around. And like you mention, trying to coverup the damage psychotropic medications do to the body is a lie like the chemical imbalance theory is at this time.

      It was an interesting concept, that ended-up proving nothing, but is still used to drug and harm those who are suffering from emotional-phsyical-mental symptoms of distress. Or have physical illnesses that are causing the symptoms i.e. depression from an underactive thyroid (whether shows up in testing or not) as opposed to depression as a normal part of a grieving process from a significant loss or trauma.

      They both may exhibit as ‘depression’ but have different underlying causes.

      So glad you were able to get away from the ‘propaganda’ and find ways to heal and move forward in life.

      best to you, Molly

      May 10, 2017

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