Tales of Terror

Read other's tales about the experience of being bipolar and some of the incredible things they've done while suffering various moodswings.


What's de- personalisation?

Learn what it means to "depersonalise."

Guide to Terminology

Am I Bipolar?

You may see yourself reflected in the following. If you do, take heed to the inner voice that nudges you to do something. The longer a bipolar disorder goes undiagnosed and untreated the more intractable the condition is likely to become. In this case at least, the old adage about "He who hesitates is lost" is depressingly true. Please don't be lost....read on.

Hypomania

Gimme more, gimme more! Oh if we could all just experience this mood and let all the nasties go bother someone else, but alas, we can't. Read what it is like to be mildly hypomanic. It's every bipolar person's favourite place to be, even if we can't stop the clock and stay there. But beware this enticing place because it can quickly escalate to a full-blown manic state.

Mania

  • Euphoria
  • Rage and Violence
  • Dysphoria
  • Psychosis

Mixed States

Rapid Cycling

Rapid-cycling is part of the bipolar spectrum and can be the most difficult to treat as the moods can change many times over during the space of days or even hours.

Self-medication

What counts as self-medicating behaviour and what do I need to know about them? Lots of information to be found here.

Triggers

Learn how to spot triggers and some advice on how to deal with those well-spotted.

Depression

Seasonal Affective Disorder

 

What is mental pain? 


List of things NOT to say to a depressed person.