You might not know what to say to someone who has just come out of a depression episode. No need to be awkward, do this.
What you can do if a friend who is has depression or is bipolar and has been out of contact for a while.
I cope well with failed activities and tasks, but it is awkward when they come up in conversations with others. Things I can do and things family and friends can do to deal with this.
Why it's difficult for us when we are coming out of a depression episode. Useful for family and friends as well as bipolar / depressed persons.
My experience has been that when psychiatrists prescribe a new drug to deal with the mood swings, they don't provide quite as much information as they should. In the early days just after my diagnosis, this was a problem since the implicit message from the doctors was "If you take this antidepressant, then you'll stop... Continue Reading →
I get by... When I'm depressed, I need help in order to prevent myself from staying home and hiding. Yeah, I do that . It turns out there is nothing I can do to stop this from happening. Once the depression kicks in, I'm pretty much caught in its patterns, and I can't get out... Continue Reading →
You really can't. You need help from others. I used to think that I could manage the mood swings by myself. You know - I'm strong and capable and mood swings are a solvable problem, so once I developed the proper systems to manage being manic depressive, this would take care of itself. Mind you,... Continue Reading →