I think all humans; not just manic humans, need a manageable framework to make good decisions. In our home, if we must HALT if we are… Hurt Angry Lonely Tired It may sound simple, but if you have ever regretted firing off that heated email, or posted something you later cringe over; I assure you,… Read more “Making good decisions while manic”
Marriage can be complicated at the best of times. Imagine throwing bipolar II disorder into the mix! Don’t feel too sorry for my wife, as you will see, she can handle me 🙂 When I am hypomanic, everything is on overdrive. I need less sleep, more conversation, am easily irritated, and expect perfection. As a… Read more “Marriage and Mania”
In John 9:2, Jesus disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” They were trying to figure out the cause of the ailment, but their question reflected a pagan understanding of healing and sickness. Underpinning this question is the heretical idea of retribution theology Retribution theology says that there is a… Read more “Mental illness is NOT the result of sin”
One of the reason’s I cannot write off Bipolar as entirely corrupt or demonic is that sometimes, there are incredible benefits to a well-timed bout of hypomania. As a lecturer, there are many times during the teaching year where I will speak or lecture 6 times/week. Several times during the semester, I will lecture from… Read more “Bipolar! You beautiful beast!”
Most people with bipolar disorder experience periods of depression. These periods of depression can occur soon after hypomania subsides, or much later. Some people cycle back and forth between hypomania and depression, while others have long periods of regulated mood in between episodes. Mania and hypomania To be diagnosed with bipolar disorder (according to the… Read more “How to get through depression”
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