bipolar

Bipolar disorder; understanding the highs, the lows and the in between.

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Cierra Cooper2 days ago
A Life with Bipolar Depression
Let me just start by saying I am not a psychologist, nor do I claim to be. Ever. I am just someone that has lived with and around bipolar depression all my life. Growing up, I watched my father battle...
Mars Joma4 days ago
Diagnosed with Bipolar
I always knew my mind worked differently. I could see things most people would not even notice. I observe everything, from the way a person breathes to the emotion behind their words. For a minute the...
The Struggles of an Empathetic Bipolar
Close your eyes, now imagine you are extremely on top of the world happy, like that feeling when you have accomplished something that you worked your ass off for. Maybe it is a job promotion? Or a top...
Abby Kedwell9 days ago
Mental Illness — The Truth
Mental Illness seems to be on everyone lips at the moment, like it's a new word, or something that is "on trend." The harsh reality is that it has been around for centuries but because we are afraid o...
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Kiley Roberts14 days ago
Living With BPD and Multiple Sclerosis
No one wants any diagnosis. Hell, when I heard “multiple sclerosis,” I was stunned because of all of my research and my being over-dramatic attitude, I thought I had a brain tumor or something. I coul...
Ashlee Coreson15 days ago
Maureen and Lucia
When Maureen comes to visit, she doesn't knock, she bursts through the doors making her presence known. Her clothes are always bright, her hair and makeup perfect. She comes it and immediately you can...
Kim Kohl20 days ago
Being Bipolar
Growing up, I remember being sad, anxious, and always wanting to cry. Hell, I always was crying. Whenever I was asked what was wrong, I didn't know how to respond. The fear of upsetting people left me...
Alyssa Lactin20 days ago
Mental Illness: The Demons Within
The next illness that I suffer from is bipolar disorder. The symptoms of bi-polar are the same as depression but with bipolar, you have extreme highs and extreme lows and manic episodes. In addition t...
Kiera Beck23 days ago
Two Faced
I knew as a teenager that I had bipolar disorder. Begging my parents to take me to see someone, my father insisted I was just a moody teenager and I would grow out of it. Instead of self-medicating li...
Jocelyn Woehlera month ago
Living with Bipolar Type 2
Bipolar, by definition, is a disorder defined by mood swings, depressive and raging manic episodes. I’ve been living with bipolar since I was 3-years-old. I was only recently diagnosed by a profession...
BPD: How It Can Destroy Your Relationship
BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) is, as the name suggests, a personality disorder that manifests itself in many different ways. I have been diagnosed with it myself and let me tell you this: it's...
Kristina Hedley2 months ago
Living with Bipolar Disorder
My dog has been my comfort ever since I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about 3 years ago. She always knows when something's up with me, and she'll come lie on my bed with me, sit with me like she...
Brittany Stengel2 months ago
What It's like to Have Rapid-Cycling Bi-Polar Disorder
If you know me, or have read some of my older blogs, you probably know that I suffer from bipolar disorder. Specifically rapid-cycling bipolar disorder. Let's get technical for a second. What is rapid...
Amanda Brueckner2 months ago
Falling Down the Rabbit Hole
Hi, I'm Amanda, and I have manic-depressive disorder and general anxiety with mild OCD. It has taken me a long time to get to this point, where I can be matter of fact about it, where I can be like th...
David McCleary2 months ago
Signs You Might Have Bipolar Affective Disorder
Most people know about depression, but don't realize that there are certain kinds of mental illnesses that can have depression appearing in cyclical ways. The vicious cycle in question is known for it...
Andrew Wilson2 months ago
Bipolar Disorder
In March 2015, I experienced, very unexpectedly and suddenly, some form of nervous breakdown, having earlier in the day felt highly elated, for no apparent reason. This came over me suddenly and witho...
Dorn Simon2 months ago
A Polarizing View of Bipolar
At 49, after many a Dark Night of The Soul or a Howling at the Moon had brought me to study Psychology, delve deeply into Spirituality, analyze myself thoroughly, learn my anomalies, my personal trigg...
Ossiana Tepfenhart2 months ago
Recognizable Symptoms of Bipolar Depression
Prior to being diagnosed with a hormone disorder, doctors who I went to were completely and totally convinced that I was bipolar. I can totally see why they thought I was; the hormone disorder I had m...