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Response to graywarrior (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:15 AM

75. that a big problem for mental illness in general, and bipolar in particular

when in the hypomanic state, apparently you feel super capable. your mind is racing but not out of control. if you're a functional bipolar, you can actually accomplish a lot very quickly. i suspect that famous bipolar executives like ted turner must be hypomanic most of the time. even if you're completely dysfunctional, you THINK you're accomplishing a lot. bipolar people hate to give that up.

in any event, un-medicated just feels "normal" and eventually they just want to feel normal. or they think they might be cured so they stop the meds. then the bipolar takes over and you're back to square one.

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