Others who have long breaks between mood swings may even forget the symptoms even existed.
This is why we must have a management plan that can recognize the dangerous, aggressive and violent behavior, psychosis and cognitive impairment as soon as it begins.
Mine got worse after [intense therapy I had for severe depression.] It’s something I find distressing, but it’s easy to manage. A perfect example of this- I am supposed to put this blog up by midnight the day of my blog slot.
I reminded myself all day yesterday to put it up, but still managed to go to sleep without posting it on time. This means we are STABLE when we are not in a mood swing.
This is only an opinion of course, but I’m truly interested to know if you feel the same.
I work with parents and partners of those with bipolar disorder.
I’ve had hallucinations and delusions all of my adult life.
What scares me is that no one and I mean no one educated me about psychosis when I was diagnosed. When I learned the extent of my psychosis, I was appalled that I had lived with it for so long.
I know we want to protect our reputations around this illness. But I ask that within our community, we get brutally honest about what really happens to those of us with the illness.
It’s the ONLY way to stop the symptoms and make them stay away forever! Fast is the author of Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder, Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder, Get it Done When You’re Depressed and The Health Cards Treatment System for Bipolar Disorder.