Truth about Bipolar Disorder
What is the truth about bipolar disorder?
- Bipolar disorder is Genetic.
- You are born with BPD, this is your normal.
- Bipolar disorder is what you have, not who you are.
- It is not your fault.
- No cure (Yet).
- Bipolar disorder is progressive.
- Bipolar disorder has definite symptoms.
- Behaviors are not symptoms.
- Medications will control symptoms.
- An episode is extreme high movement in mania or low into depression.
- When in episode the individual has lost control.
- Bipolar disorder has cycles, and patterns.
- A Cycle is movements between mania and depression.
- A Pattern is when your movements have a pattern to it.
- Other mental or physical illnesses do not cycle.
- Bipolar disorder is not dysfunction behavior.
- Bipolar disorder is not about your illness, but rather about how you deal with it!