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Spring Has Arrived! by I Am Bipolar .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Spring has arrived once again and like most years I am beginning to return to a temperament/mood that I enjoy and that I look forward to. I am always surprised at how much i ... Read on »
Dark Winter Days by I Am Bipolar .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder A period of stability has passed and I have fallen into a late winter depression once again. Damn these cold dark days and the misery they bring on. The doctor has shaken up ... Read on »
Self Awareness - Keeping an eye on yourself by I Am Bipolar .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder There is an active role that we can play as people afflicted with bipolar disorder that will help lessen the negative effects that bipolar disorder has on our lives and this ... Read on »
Diagnosis - A Positive Wake-Up Call by I Am Bipolar .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I’ve had many discussions over the past year on bipolar disorder forums with newly diagnosed members searching for answers as to why they ended up getting bipolar disorder i ... Read on »
Diagnosis - A Positive Wake-Up Call by I Am Bipolar .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I’ve had many discussions over the past year on bipolar disorder forums with newly diagnosed members searching for answers as to why they ended up getting bipolar disorder i ... Read on »
I’ve had one of those terr ... by I Am Bipolar .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I’ve had one of those terrible days again. It began with mild depression and quickly slipped into an intense irritable rage. These types of days are the worst because ... Read on »
Since being diagnosed with bipol ... by I Am Bipolar .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Since being diagnosed with bipolar I’ve tried my hardest to keep my condition private and function as normal as I can without telling people. I guess on some level I’ ... Read on »
It’s amazing how different ... by I Am Bipolar .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder It’s amazing how different life becomes depending on what mood you are in. You don’t realize the influence either mood has on you until it levels out and you realize h ... Read on »
Nothing distorts my mind more th ... by I Am Bipolar .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Nothing distorts my mind more than depression. Like a virus infecting my body, depression enters and spreads into every living cell. Everything falls prey to its clutc ... Read on »
Since I have been diagnosed with ... by I Am Bipolar .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Since I have been diagnosed with Bipolar II I’ve become completely obsessed with understanding how this illness is affecting and has affected my life. I’m retracing th ... Read on »
I was having a conversation with ... by I Am Bipolar .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I was having a conversation with someone a few days ago about my reoccurring hypomania that happens every spring. They asked me what happens and if there were trigger ... Read on »
It happens at the end of every s ... by I Am Bipolar .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder It happens at the end of every summer, the great slide into solitude and emptiness. It comes over me like a shadow drowning out light. I wake up one morning and everyt ... Read on »
Looking back on my up phases usu ... by I Am Bipolar .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Looking back on my up phases usually leaves me feeling confused, regretful and ashamed. It honestly feels like I’m looking back on a person who isn’t me, the me that ... Read on »
Since I was about 17 years old I ... by I Am Bipolar .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Since I was about 17 years old I’ve known that there was something a little different with me, but I never thought for a second that it was Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar p ... Read on »
One of the books that I asked fo ... by I Am Bipolar .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder One of the books that I asked for and received as a gift for Christmas is called “Too Good To Be True? Nutrients Quiet the Unquiet Brain” by David Moyer, LCSW, B.C.D. ... Read on »
My depression appears to have li ... by I Am Bipolar .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder My depression appears to have lifted and I’ve been feeling pretty stable for the past week or so. It has been great. I’m not sure if it’s just part of a cycle that I’m ... Read on »
I was driving home late last nig ... by I Am Bipolar .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I was driving home late last night on the dark winter highway. The car’s headlights were cast out like fishing nets, capturing a large v-shaped portion of the road as ... Read on »
Over the past few months I&rsquo ... by I Am Bipolar .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Over the past few months I’ve been looking up famous people touched with bipolar disorder and I’ve been amazed by the number of well known people that have been or who ... Read on »
I stood in the falling snow last ... by I Am Bipolar .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I stood in the falling snow last night and felt the cold air press up against my face. I love nights like these where the world comes to a stop and a deep natural sile ... Read on »
My last post “Poisonous Mi ... by I Am Bipolar .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder My last post “Poisonous Mind” received a few comments about identifying with thoughts and the influence this identification can have on our perception of things, and m ... Read on »