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Bipolar II Disorder

Postby Selene Alexander » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:52 pm

Hey everyone, just bit curious, what do you think when you heard about bipolar II disorder and what do you think about people with this disorder? Last, is there any of you/ someone you know who suffer from this disorder? Thank you.
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Re: Bipolar II Disorder

Postby Singular » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:32 pm

I know that bipolar disorder can be very difficult to live with if not managed correctly. I know a couple people you suffer from it. There is actually an artist on these forums by the name of Nigel who has bipolar disorder. He went through a tough phase where he lashed out and became argumentative. But since he got help with it, he has been nothing short of pleasant.
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Re: Bipolar II Disorder

Postby ehoeveler » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:08 am

Yes, I think there are those who don't believe
in the existence of the disorder but I believe that it does exist.
There are several effective medications that can be used to fight
bipolarism - it may take some getting used to a certain brand but
once you do find what works, you'll 'feel like a human being again', lol!
I'm also a big proponent of one-on-one counseling in addition to the medication.
Trust me, I know all about it (wink). E.
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Re: Bipolar II Disorder

Postby Menolly » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:55 pm

I know about bipolar disorder from my psychology studies, no personal experience... as I recall, it's a cyclical condition rather than a chronic illness, in that it tends to be a period of alternating highs and lows rather than a constant state... as for my personal opinion of people with the condition, I don't particularly have one. Every once in a while, you'll hear a news report about someone going off the deep end because they weren't taking their medication, but that comes down to a personal responsibility and/or access-to-appropriate-mental-health-care situation, not something to judge an entire group by.
... sorry, no one ever gets a short answer when they ask me what i think about something, lol
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Re: Bipolar II Disorder

Postby ehoeveler » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:46 am

Lol, Menolly!
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Re: Bipolar II Disorder

Postby Amigone » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:22 am

I have quite a few friends that are bipolor in varying degress. I don't think anything of it. It's something that needs to be managed. It doesn't define who they are.
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Re: Bipolar II Disorder

Postby www-ksart-se » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:02 am

I have Bipolar (type II) Disorder.

Got it under control now days. (as good as it can be controled)
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Re: Bipolar II Disorder

Postby ehoeveler » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:56 pm

Thanks for sharing this, Ksart-se. I appreciate everyone who
has the courage to step up and admit they have this disorder.
Yes, there is medication that can really help us all!
Not sure if I'm Bi-polar but I do suffer from depression and
severe anxiety. One of the reasons I love color so much is that
the right blend of colors can really lift me out of that funk.
I like to think that, with the negative effects of an illness you have
the positive ones, also. For me, it's the depression that drives me
into my 'painting cave' to create and ultimately, feel better!
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think Bi-polars are extremely creative
and do get into a 'Zone', which can have positive creative results!
Ksart-se, if you're from Sweden I would imagine that you have to deal
with being snow-bound and without sunlight for a good period of
time. I wonder if using lamps or bright lighting helps?
Thanks again for sharing. ehoeveler
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Re: Bipolar II Disorder

Postby www-ksart-se » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:46 am

Hi E!
I Just love the winter! =) Im from Finland, moved to sweden a loong time ago. And in Finland it even more snow and cold.
If its a good winter, much snow and around -5c. Its just lovely! And the snow reflexts all of the light. So thats not a problem =).
The days get a bit short tho.
The one thing that is helping me in my Bipolar Disorter is realy hard traing (pumpin iron) =) Always returns me to a good level when feeling down.
I wold not trade or nether wold i wanna get cured of my Bipolar Disorder for any thing in the earth! =) Sure its been a hard 15 years whit stuff i dont even wanna get in on.
But when you feel good its worth it! =) OMG Its like faling in love whit the whole wild world, and every thing and every one in it is so importent and intresting.

The one thing im trying to work on atm is to finish things, and not to have so much going on all the time, at the same time.
I will stop typing here... Culd go at it for ages.

All the best! =)
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Re: Bipolar II Disorder

Postby ehoeveler » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:13 am

"But when you feel good its worth it! =) OMG Its like faling in love whit the whole wild world, and every thing and every one in it is so importent and intresting. "
OMG, really? I would need drugs to get to THAT point, LOL! E.
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Re: Bipolar II Disorder

Postby www-ksart-se » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:24 pm

Yes really! =] And no drugs needed for that.
I dont even drink any more.
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Re: Bipolar II Disorder

Postby ehoeveler » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:08 pm

So good for you, Kristian!!! E.
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