Perfect Description of Bipolar

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    “There is a particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness, and terror involved in this kind of madness. When you’re high it’s tremendous. The ideas and feelings are fast and frequent like shooting stars, and you follow them until you find better and brighter ones. Shyness goes, the right words and gestures are suddenly there, the power to captivate others a felt certainty. There are interests found in uninteresting people. Sensuality is pervasive and the desire to seduce and be seduced irresistible. Feelings of ease, intensity, power, well-being, financial omnipotence, and euphoria pervade one’s marrow. But, somewhere, this changes. The fast ideas are far too fast, and there are far too many; overwhelming confusion replaces clarity. Memory goes. Humor and absorption on friends’ faces are replaced by fear and concern. Everything previously moving with the grain is now against— you are irritable, angry, frightened, uncontrollable, and enmeshed totally in the blackest caves of the mind. You never knew those caves were there. It will never end, for madness carves its own reality.”

    Written by :- Kay Redfield Jamison

    She Is a clinical psychologist and writer whose work has centered on bipolar disorder which she has suffered from since her early adulthood. I honestly can't think of any better way of describing the emotional Roller-coaster that Is Bipolar. Pure genius In my eye's. 🙄

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Thank you for bringing more attention towards this condition and for helping to educate us by sharing this information.


    Tommy ToXen
    ✘ Not a client

    Blimey, she just described the last 6 years of my life LOL


    ✘ Not a client

    That's beautifully written, I wonder if there's one on D.I.D out there lol I've always found it so interesting to read a out your own mental illness, it's probably not healthy tho haha


    ✘ Not a client

    with my sleep issues, anxiety and depression, bipolar was suggested but ruled out. my father was bipolar and died at an early age, he was 47years old!!

    i really dont know which way to look at things.. does the insomnia lead to the anxiety/depression or does the anxiety/depression lead to insomnia?????

    the chicken and the egg syndrome???


    ✘ Not a client

    I think my insomnia leads to anxiety and depression, cuz when I'm not able to sleep, all I focus on is sleeping, way to get to sleep easier, thinking each passing day, will get me to sleep easier, then I just end up laying in bed, and nothing, I just lay there, unable to sleep despite how exhausted I've become, I don't feel like talking to people, I isolate myself from others, I become frustrated by the smallest things, I'm irritable, then this isloation I put myself into probably leads to depression, I haven't been officially diagnosed, I wouldn't even know if I feel depressed, I just keep clinging onto hope of just being able to sleep, when I had my worst series of sleeplessness, it was over a 4week period of time, well 4weeks and 2days and in this time period I slept only 12hrs,I was going crazy, felt alone in this, like why does it seem like I'm the only 1 not able to sleep?? Every1 seems to just fall asleep in minutes, here I am awake for 8days,(this being the first wk), and I'm getting even angrier I can't sleep, then start getting little suicidal thoughts, actually acted out on them twice, luckily nothing happened, I mean I just wanted to sleep, I didn't care hoow, if I ever woke up, I got so sick of being awake so much that 4week time period I actually filled my tub with water and stood there as the tub filled with an electrical appliance plugged into the socket, and I just kept thinking, what am I doing?? Then dropped it into the water, nothing happened, then I did it again another day, and got lucky a 2nd time nothing happened, I eventually was able to finally sleep and it never got that bad again, but being up for 2 or 3days is kinda normal for me, I'm more surprised when I actually get sleep then being up for a series of days, so guess my insomnia did kinda lead to anxiety, depression, then into something much worse, glad those days are over 🙂


    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Thanks for sharing, brayan – and I am glad to hear that these issues and thoughts are now behind you.


    ✘ Not a client

    I have BiPolar. It is awful. I have rapid cycle moods.

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