2 thoughts on “Breaking Down Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder: Mania

  • March 18, 2016 at 7:25 am

    As a bipolar sufferer I appreciate your explanations. I believe that mania is really hard to diagnose or identify unless severe, especially when you are more BP2 than BP1.

    I know you have to say it, and this is not meant disrespectfully and probably reflects where my head is at, but even fully medicated if I were to call my doctor or check myself into hospital each time I go near going off the rails,want to get money out of our savings account which my other controls, want to jump in the car and drive until my bankcard was full.(cannot use without others authorization) etc, I’d have my own carpark at the hospital.

    Honestly. It urks me that you get told to go to the doctors all the time. Somehow we all need to, properly medicated, find it within ourselves to control it. Why, two reasons. First, the mental health system us a joke and if you think its going to help your more crazy than you think. Second, only we can setup a safe environment with a support network. Hospital, was in there a few months ago. But guess what, came out and within a few weeks was the same because the new meds stopped working. Yes, med change required, but my point, ultimately you can only rely on your immediate support team.

    And my experience is that the mental health system is way too slow, too inefficient and lacks the resources to really help. So whilst yes, call your doctor or Hospital in an emergency, I wouldn’t bother having them on speed dial

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    • March 20, 2016 at 4:28 am

      Agree with comment about mental health. I think sufferers of hi polar should research other ways to go. In recovery this disorder as it’s named, sounds and feels similar to a meth addiction.Only been diagnosed as borderline with BP tendacies I can’t comment further than my own experience.

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