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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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:
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/