Bipolar disorder is one of the more challenging mental health concerns to live with day-to-day. And because the disorder covers a wide range of behaviors, it actually is divided into two distinct disorders — Bipolar I and Bipolar II.
The primary difference between the two disorders is the presence or history of manic episodes (Bipolar I) versus the presence or history of hypomanic episodes (Bipolar II).
How does one live with this disorder? What are the unique challenges faced? What kinds of coping skills can be used to help make it easier?
That’s why I’m pleased to introduce, Tales of Manic Depression with Erica Loberg. Erica was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She attended Columbia University in New York and graduated with a BA in English.
She is a published poet and author of Inside the Insane. Her book is a memoir that takes an in-depth look at her own struggles with Bipolar II coupled with a look at inpatient psychiatric wards in Los Angeles County, California.
Tales of Manic Depression will cover all aspects of living with manic depression (also known as bipolar disorder).
“I was diagnosed with Bipolar II in 2006 and find little education on living with bipolar II versus Bipolar I,” says Erica. “Often times I try to hone in on that experiences since it is less understood or discussed in our culture than bipolar I disease. I also work with the mentally ill so glean material from that experience to further advocate for mental illness awareness.”
Please give Erica a warm Psych Central welcome!
Photo by Ted Soqui.
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