Emily Dickinson got us bipolar persons right frequently. Check this one out. She's one of my favourite poets evah!
A Depression episode is NOT fun. We are unable to do things, and we watch helplessly as projects we are doing fail. We can't even do personal or home maintenance. We stop going out and meeting people because we can't get out of the house and because we become afraid of people. During the depression... Continue Reading →
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.
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 →