Please tell me what bi-polar is like. I believe someone I am close to may be bi-polar but I have no idea. I know I can google it and I probably will but I wanted to hear first-hand stories first. What is like for the one who has it? What are the effects on those around that person? What does it do? etc, etc.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:31 PM on Oct. 17, 2009 in Health
Answer by Anonymous at 1:30 PM on Oct. 17, 2009
Answer by Gailll at 12:50 PM on Oct. 17, 2009
Answer by Gailll at 12:58 PM on Oct. 17, 2009
It is a label that is often assigned to people who don't have it. I myself was once diagnosed as being bi-polar which has to do medically with a chemical imbalance in the brain. I am now perfectly normal without any medications and was never bi-polar. What was happening to me at the time was that I was going through a very stressful period in my life and was trying very hard to behave as if nothing was wrong. Most of the time, I was able to maintain that facade, but then there were the times when I pretty much lost control, cried, and was terribly depressed about it all. Since I a normally an upbeat, very happy person, I was handed the diagnosis of bi-polar. I believe that there are some people who truly are bi-polar, but I believe that other avenues should be explored and worked on before one submits to that diagnosis and the ensuing medications, which are really horrible so far as side effects are concerned.
Answer by NannyB. at 1:02 PM on Oct. 17, 2009
Answer by Gailll at 1:06 PM on Oct. 17, 2009
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