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Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder: What A Bipolar Mood Swing Looks Like

Depressed MOOD downer Swing: Life is Hopeless!!
Manic MOOD Twisted Swing: What a Ride!! It’s Awesome!! Make it Stop!!
Negativity MOOD broken Swing:  I HaTe  You BOTH!!!
Caption: Bipolar Mood Swing

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Bipolar Disorder

When I was young, I experienced bipolar differently then I do now:…Now, that I’ve been medicated and have it in a manageable place in my life.  That is not to say, I don’t deal with the symptoms.  I deal with it every day – some days more than others.  While I try to keep to a schedule to maintain a balance, that is not always  practical.

My odd hours of sleep make it sometimes impossible.  What I find is that when I withdraw… then I know, I’m in for a symptomatic day.  My mood swing falls into the  characterized high levels of positivity mood – I love this period of time – I get more done, I have more ideas and I can write amazing blog posts… today is not one of those days.

This blog post will not be amazing trust me.  The other type of mood that tends to fill my mind more often is high levels of negativity this is like food for depression or vice versa; I can’t remember.

I thought I would have some fun with the Mental Health Humor cartoons and draw Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder.  Starting the:

#1 Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder: What A Bipolar Mood Swing 1474 Mental Health Humor by Chato Stewart bipolar mood swing

 

Bipolar Disorder

By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Bipolar disorder, also known by its older name “manic depression,” is a mental disorder that is characterized by serious mood swings. A person with bipolar disorder experiences alternating “highs” (what clinicians call “mania“) and “lows” (also known as depression). Both the manic and depressive periods can be brief, from just a few hours to a few days, or longer, lasting up to several weeks or even months. The periods of mania and depression vary from person to person — many people may only experience very brief periods of these intense moods, and may not even be aware that they have bipolar disorder. http://psychcentral.com/disorders/bipolar/

 

 

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Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder: What A Bipolar Mood Swing Looks Like


Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). info@mentalhealthhumor.com


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APA Reference
Stewart, C. (2014). Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder: What A Bipolar Mood Swing Looks Like. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 18, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2014/09/symptoms-of-bipolar-disorder-what-a-bipolar-mood-swing-looks-like/

 

Last updated: 20 Oct 2014
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