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That's what some of us in the bipolar community call those of you who don't have a mental illness (or haven't been diagnosed with one yet). You'd really like to treat us well, but let's face it: we can be hard to understand. And in the hopes of establishing better relations between our two worlds, I'll offer you some insider's tips. Don't subject a bipolar person to the dregs of your intellect.You're reasonably sane, enviably average, relatively predictable. Here are a few things you should avoid doing at all costs: 1) Never Throw Platitudes At Us When I first started practicing law, I noticed that a great many lawyers relied on boilerplate: phrases or even whole documents that had been used before, so many times they weren't even looked at anymore, just skimmed over in a brief. If he's going through an episode, don't tell him, "It's all in your head," or "Everything will look better in the morning," or "Time heals all wounds" or "Try making lemonade out of lemons" (my brother actually said that!Being bipolar doesn't define me any more than, say, my passion for Sherlock Holmes does.That's why stereotyping a bipolar person is sure to lead to misunderstanding and mistakes.That said, I am so much more than my diagnosis, and so are all the other bipolar people I know.I accept the illness as a large part of my identity—it's the lens through which I see the world, and for a writer that's essential—but a slice is not the whole. Maybe we're your best friend, your employee, your boss, your child, your sibling, your lover. It's not always easy dealing with a bipolar person. So first let me say, on behalf of all the bipolar people I've met, thanks for making the effort. Sometimes you run across those of us who aren't considered normal, and you just can't figure us out.
They drive me to the doctor and they read about the illness and they know how much I hate the pills but they make me take them anyway. I am 39 , I have had anger issues for years, I also have bad back pain and been on pain meds for years. I had got a couple pills for pain and guy had put cocaine in the capsules and I felt like I was gonna have a heart attack. We are al damaged in one way or another, to some degree or other. Of course that would be difficult because physical realities are so much harder to lose sight of.
Been reading all the info and I feel so blue I dont want to but sometimes I feel things would be better if I were not around,but then again it would be so hard on those I love. I hide in my bedroom so people can't see me and won't judge me. They tell me I'm intelligent, but if I am, why can't I function like normal person? I pretend to be someone I'm not because people don't want to know. I keep pretending Im fine but those closest to me see through the cracks.
The mental Health care people are just going through the motion with me, they are employees who see us at our appointments, then go home. I give away my things to make people like me, only to find those people don't want to have anything to do with me. My wife even gets frustrated, like when an antibiotic or flonase (the damn nasal spray) triggered a manic episode in me.
Mania have very serious symptom that impact the health of the patient indirectly.
I have seen my father too hyper and active to finish a simple bowl of oatmeal or even remember to take it out of the microwave. I agree with you, though the depression is more easily spotted, my husband has done far more damage to himself and others during his manic phase. They are all adults but do not want to have anything to do with me.
Bipolar people have been subjected to so many clichés in place of concern, they'll appreciate any effort on your part to express what you're really feeling.