Hi - sorry just getting back to a reply from your comment. Yes, I do have a loss in libido and have emotionally suffered from this side effect. I understand your feelings toward ending your life and your counter feeling of not wanting/can't end your life. I often wish that the ground would just open up and suck me in, that a strong breeze would blow me away or on some desparate occasions I think if I just pulled out in front of this oncoming truck....but those thoughts, thank goodness are fleeting. I have thought of going off all medications but talked to my psychiatrist the other day and they confirmed what I thought, not a good idea for going off them would just create more issues that are far worse then the numbnesss and lack of enjoyment I now experience. The worst thing is I can vividly remember the person I was before this illness, almost like remembering how fun it was as a child catching fireflies in the heat of a summer night. For now it stays in my mind though out of reach but this is what I will hope for again and maybe, just maybe through research they will find a way to help. I hope going off your medications proves fruitful and you get the relief you seek. I hope with your bipolar you can manage without medication. Good luck.
Building on both the monetary hypothesis of Milton Friedman and Anna Schwartz as well as the debt deflation hypothesis of Irving Fisher, Ben Bernanke developed an alternative way in which the financial crisis affected output. He builds on Fisher's argument that dramatic declines in the price level and nominal incomes lead to increasing real debt burdens which in turn leads to debtor insolvency and consequently leads to lowered aggregate demand , a further decline in the price level then results in a debt deflationary spiral. According to Bernanke, a small decline in the price level simply reallocates wealth from debtors to creditors without doing damage to the economy. But when the deflation is severe falling asset prices along with debtor bankruptcies lead to a decline in the nominal value of assets on bank balance sheets. Banks will react by tightening their credit conditions, that in turn leads to a credit crunch which does serious harm to the economy. A credit crunch lowers investment and consumption and results in declining aggregate demand which additionally contributes to the deflationary spiral.