I am so bipolar, and I am unashamed. This blog is dedicated to those living with bipolar disorder and learning how to live their best lives. Bringing some order to our disorder.
The last post on http://www.SoBipolar.com covered the manic symptom of heightened energy and creativity. Now we are moving onto the symptom that I think is one of the worst parts of mania. Loss of Sleep Have you ever gone without sleep for three nights in a row? A person with bipolar disorder probably has, and … Continue reading What Is It Like To Have Bipolar Disorder? (Exploring Mania, Part 2)
Textbooks don’t come close to describing the day-in and day-out life someone with bipolar disorder lives. It seems that the general public has the misconception that people with bipolar disorder merely have “mood swings,” or are just “crazy.” What the general public might not know is that yes, people with bipolar disorder do have mood swings, … Continue reading What Is It Like To Have Bipolar Disorder? (Exploring Mania, Part 1)
The average person who has not lived with the effects of bipolar disorder will tell you that medication is the lazy man’s solution and that they’re “against” all medications. Insinuating that those who take medications are somehow weaker or less intelligent than they are. Some from the anti-medication camp believe that by taking medication you … Continue reading Bipolar Stigma or Medication Stigma?
“I have breast cancer.” “Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry. I’ll enter a cause for the cure race for you, I’ll pray for you. “I have Celiac disease.” “That must be so difficult, what foods should I cook for you when you come to my house for dinner?” “I have Bipolar disorder.” “Oh. Really?” (Pregnant, … Continue reading Hope For People Living with Bipolar Disorder