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TSM16-45 The Voices within of Bipolar & How to change the Channel

Their Story Matters with Sara Troy and her guest Jeffrey Fidel MD, on air from November 8th 


The diagnosis of Bipolar 1 Disorder– by medical decree and societal perception— is a lifelong sentence: unless you take and stay on prescription medicine you cannot function as a “normal, sane member of society.”

But Jeffrey R Fidel, an MD himself, is proof that is not true. 

And he got there by turning off the voices in his head and listening to the one voice that counts—the one in his heart.

Jeffrey R. Fidel, MD refuses to live his life medicated for Bipolar I disorder. In near complete solitude, he endured nearly a full year of intense mental anguish. Utilizing mainly the ancient teachings of Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching, he learned how to connect to a voice originating from his heart. The “voice within” teaches him that our true identity is “beyond thought” and that we and the universe are I(One)… Dr. Fidel is now sharing these ancient teachings to help others discover their answer inside. He says, “By quieting the constant chattering of our minds, we begin to hear the inner voice that originates from our hearts. By surrendering the ‘thought of who we are,’ we can begin to accept this inner voice as our teacher. This inner voice teaches us that we are one.” Jeffrey R. Fidel graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. He earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Fidel is a board certified-MRI fellowship trained diagnostic radiologist who completed both his residency and fellowship training at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. His hobbies include classical piano, snow skiing, math, and science. He currently resides in Florida with his son Andrew.



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He has authored I: One M.D.’s Inward Journey to Liberate Himself from Mental Suffering—And The Help It Offers for Those Diagnosed Bipolar, Mentally Ill or Depressed to share his story and show people a new way to lead a fulfilling, peaceful and productive life. He is also a speaker and workshop leader.


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