I, who have never liked TV, started watching hours of it with her every night.Infatuated with cleaning products, Sara taught me the joys of repetitive household maintenance.You should available for emotional support, but also understand that you are not obligated to say yes.
If you or a loved one you know battles with Bipolar Disorder or any Mental Health Issues, please do get the help you need.
From a distance, I'd seen how much energy it took Nyla to keep her episodes under control: weekly doctor's visits, blood tests, complicated regimens of medications.
And yet for all their problems, my bipolar buddies had always kept things interesting.
It's easy to confuse love with mania, Jamison says. Most of us may have been unhappy enough at one time or another to recognize a fit of depression, but the other half of the disease (the mania that leads to everything from religious fervor to shopaholism to insatiable libido) is much harder to fathom.
For instance, hypomania, which is a mild form of mania characterized by enviable productivity, can lead to what is called a "mixed state," in which the bipolar individual is both miserable and energetic enough to do something about it.