bipolar

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

Bipolar 2
Bipolar 1 is different from bipolar 2 because bipolar 1 is characterized by mania. Bipolar 2 causes depression. Bipolar 2 also has mania though but is mostly depression-based. High moods never descend...
Mary Prougha month ago
Bipolar Psychosis
I do not recall a time in my life when my emotions were "norma.l" My moods have always ranged from empty, hopeless, isolated to excited, untouchable, and godlike. I couldn't feel pain that I caused to...
Amanda Bruecknera month ago
Mania and the Pit
I'm a mother, a girlfriend, a daughter, sister, photographer, blogger, coffee addict and I have bipolar depression. What does that mean? To be honest not much, I mean I'm like everyone else out there....
Nicola P. Younga month ago
10 Myths About Bipolar Disorder You Probably Believe
Bipolar disorder affects as many as three percent of adults in the United States, yet it's still a highly misunderstood illness, both by those who suffer from it and those who do not. That's why it's ...
Denise Willisa month ago
My Manic Personality and Depression
I have been diagnosed as bipolar. My father was a paranoid schizophrenic and also bipolar, but so far I have had no schizo problems. I have had bipolar problems however, and when I was drinking, that ...
Amanda Caton2 months ago
My Love/Hate Relationship with Mania
Welcome to my life. I live my life vicariously through my ritualistic manic episodes. These manic episodes usually start out with a vicious cycle of absolutely dreadful depression, that progresses to ...
Iria Vasquez-Paez2 months ago
What Is Mania?
Mania is an obvious bipolar 1 and 2 symptom although bipolar 2s are more the depressed sorts. Caffeine triggers mania for me, so I have to be careful with how much I have. Mania is brought on by mood ...
Jane Smith2 months ago
Unmedicated
I still have bipolar. But it’s nothing to be scared of! They label you and tell you you need to be medicated forever—forever? That takes a lot of getting used to, believe me, and I did, I believed the...
Kathryn Lile2 months ago
Growing up with Bipolar
Growing up I didn't know what was wrong with me. I didn't know there was anything wrong with me, I was just...me. My name is Katie Lile, born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. When I was five I was diag...
Eg Laf2 months ago
Bipolar Badass
Ever since my childhood, society told me that mental illness was a shame, a burden to carry secretly. My younger self was fed with the bad depiction in movies. I associated mental health with hospital...
Scott Head2 months ago
Bipolar Type 2
The Beginning
Thomas May3 months ago
My Own Personal Hell
I was 20 when it first happened. I had just started my second year of being at a four-year university, living with a few roommates that I had lived with the previous year. I was studying political sci...
LeAnn Murch3 months ago
Being Bipolar
It's so difficult to explain, doesn't matter how much a person wants to understand you they just don't quite get it. I watched my mom suffer from it, she freaked me out and I would constantly yell at ...
Sierra Lynn3 months ago
I Have Bipolar Disorder, This Is Why I'm Unashamed
Mental health has long been a factor in many peoples lives, but it has long been ignored. It isn't uncommon to hear someone say their diagnosis now a days. You can hear people from all around the worl...
Chuck Hinson3 months ago
Lessons from a Bipolar Angel
Bipolar disorder, aka “Manic Depression”. In courtroom dramas, they're words often brought into play to describe a defendant's criminal behavior; in real life, I've heard them used as a crude verbal s...
Nancy D4 months ago
Living With My Bi-Polar Mother
My mother recently got worse mentally. It happened so fast that I felt like the ground was taken from beneath my feet. Just two days after my mother went into crisis, I had a disturbing dream: I dream...
A M5 months ago
Being in Love When You're Bipolar
The world of dating is an anxiety-provoking experience, even with the most seasoned of serial daters, but what do you do when your mental illness feels like an uninvited third guest? I've only been wi...
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Emily R.6 months ago
Beginning My Journey
"Fantastic! I feel fantastic, honestly! I've never felt better. I can do everything, I want to do everything—my tablets must be working. They must be." Yet they weren't. Looking back, it seems so obvi...