Would love to start a thread in regards to bipolar as there seems to a lot of preconcieved ideas floating around due to media coverage and tv shows.
I'm proud to say that YES i have bipolar and im still a funcutioning member of society. I say stand up stop being ashamed of it. People that judge you on it are not worth your time.
Just dispell common myths
We do not have split personalities
we a not crazy
some of us do not experience lows and only get the highs(hypermania)
not all of us hear voices
some of us do self medicate due to the unavailibilty of proper support services eg. government support.We do this through drugs , alchohol etc
My common symtems when on a high are
spending large amount of money on silly things
high sex drive
being happy ,very excited regardless of current circumstances eg. my grandad passed away while I was in a hypermania phase and I went out to the valley to party and have fun. not the right reaction to someone that i was very close to.
not sleeping at all for days
these are just the things that I experience other get some of these or more.
On the plus side people tend to say that im very outgoing and bright and happy.
Would love to answer any more questions you may have on this subject.