From what I have gathered from others that deal with cyclothymia is that depressive episodes are mild and never go into full-blown depressive episodes. On the mania side, the manic episodes are considered symptomatic of hypomania which a milder form of mania.
The title is not a rhetorical question… Bipolar folks: what do you do when you feel the depression is returning? I always thought I was a naturally upbeat, productive person, … Continue reading What Do You Do When You Feel the Depression Returning?
This is the first part of a series that will be featured on my blog that describes what bipolar disorder feels like to me. In each post I will explore … Continue reading Bipolar Disorder Described in a Word: Engrossing
Ever get so caught up in the day to day crap-you-have-to-do that you lose sight of what you actually need to do… or what might actually enrich your life? Of … Continue reading Challenge Yourself! – Find 5 Meaningful Things To Do
Who, me? This was my honest response to my psychiatrist’s diagnosis of bipolar. Not only did I not accept it, I thought she had my file confused with someone else’s. … Continue reading Who, Me?
I wrote this about a year and a half ago. I hope it helps you better understand what it’s like to live with bipolar 1 disorder with ultradian rapid cycling … Continue reading How Having Bipolar Disorder is Like Running a Marathon