In continuation of the “What Is It Like to Have Bipolar Disorder?” series, the next several posts will explore the various depressive symptoms people with bipolar disorder experience. Beginning now with the depressive symptom I believe to be the most… annoying, if you will….
Crying For No Reason
What is the longest time you have spent crying? Ten minutes? An hour? Once I cried for a whole week for no reason at all. I literally cried from morning until evening, with nothing I was particularly sad about. I tried tirelessly to figure out if there was an underlying cause for my tears, but could not find one. I was just sad and crying for no reason.
Crying for no reason is one symptom/side effect of bipolar depression that makes every day life next to impossible.
One particular time I needed to call my bank, and halfway through the minute-long conversation I had to excuse myself because I had burst into tears. I could not stop the flood of tears from falling down my cheeks for even a quick call to my bank! This is thankfully, no longer my norm. That was when my bipolar depression was very, very out of control. Thankfully, I got help.
Next post we will discuss the depressive symptom of low energy.
** As always, please remember, I am not a doctor. Just a so bipolar lady with a computer. 🙂 So if you suspect you or someone you know has bipolar disorder, always consult with your physician or psychiatrist first.
I am so bipolar, and unashamed.
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