Do they have fears about giving up certain aspects of the illness (like mania/hypomania)?
Learning About Bipolar Disorder Talking With Your Loved One Supporting Your Loved One Community Q&A Bipolar Disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is a disorder of the brain that results in shifts in mood, activity, energy, and day-to-day functionality.
There are actually several types of bipolar disorder.
People almost always need medication to get stabilized before getting off meds is even an option.
For people with bipolar who simply refuse to take their meds Dr.
During this phase, people feel super-charged and think they can do anything.
Their self-esteem soars out of control and it’s hard for them to sit still.
In my experience recovering from a manic episode takes time.
It’s been four months since the peak started to wane and I’m just now able to see and feel more clearly and easily without the devastating mania monster driving my thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I am surprised at how long it takes for clear-headed thinking to return. I’m able to be in the present and enjoy people and things around me without that awful pressured feeling.People who have it may spend weeks feeling like they're on top of the world before plunging into a deep depression.The length of each high and low varies greatly from person to person.However, children can ask many different questions about family situations. Many people with bipolar disorder do not have suicidal thoughts.Once a conversation starts, it is difficult to know exactly what children might ask. This is why we do not include this material in question-and-answer format.Although nearly 6 million American adults have bipolar disorder, like many mental illnesses, it is often misunderstood.