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Top 11 Terrific Things About Bipolar Disorder

1 – Creativity. Visual arts, performance, writing, music; in all the arts bipolar talent is common and sometimes exceptional. Patty Duke, Ernest Hemingway, Trent Reznor, Sylvia Plath, many more. The link between bipolar disorder and creativity is well-established, though further study is needed. One research finding: as many as 60% of people with bipolar disorders are writers.
2 – Energy. Not sleeping for two or three days without feeling effects is even better than modafanil (Provigil). People take all sorts of stimulants attempting to experience similar energy; if you could bottle this symptom of mania and hypomania, you’d make a mint.
3 – Exuberance. Kay Redfield Jamison, prominent psychiatrist who studies and has bipolar, wrote the book Exuberance: The Passion For Life in celebration of the passion and joy in mania and hypomania. “Exuberance,” Jamison says, “is an abounding, ebullient, effervescent emotion.” And it’s contagious. Bipolar disorder spreads happiness; think Mary Poppins.
4 – Unlike Mary (well, we don’t know for sure), lust a.k.a. “hypersexuality” is also a prominent feature of hypomania. People with bipolar disorders tend to be dazzling, passionate and adventurous lovers.
5 – Perspective on emotions. What goes up, must come down, and back up again. Viewing life and issues from both ends makes you more philosophical about the meaning of things. Would this matter when not depressed? Would that seem a good idea when stable? Emotions become illusory flavourings.
6 – Proof of the biological basis of mental illness, especially this one but it disproves dualism in general. More scientific evidence and ongoing research plus personal anecdotes asserting internal causes and correlates of depression and hypo/mania (as well as some environmental interactions, it’s not totally reductionist) than you could ever hope to read. Hands down, no debate here, it’s physical.
7 – Lots of bipolar celebrities. “Did you know so-and-so had bipolar disorder?” is an easy conversation starter, raising an eyebrow, implicitly comparing yourself to Marilyn Monroe, Florence Nightingale or Winston Churchill.
8 – Depth of experience. You’ll not meet more experienced, well-travelled, multi-dimensional people. Exceptional and often unusual stories to share. Could be because people with bipolar disorders, so often adventurous, tend to be high-achievers and leaders with above average intelligence.
9 – Courage. Tied in with bravado and gradiosity, at its most severe it can be dangerous risk-taking, but at its best it’s inspiring and heroic.
10 – Depression. What’s good about depression, you ask? Light needs shadow, and the most profound understanding includes both. It illuminates the whole human experience.

11 – Having someone you’ve never met from the other side of the World reading your Blog and you becoming very good friend’s to the point where as you can openly chat to eachother about anything and everything without feeling awkward or judged.. No doubt the certain person I’m talking about will read this and have a cheeky smile on their face. Well that’s the Intention anyway..

It’s been quite a while since my last post and If I’m honest there’s good reason, My head, mind and thought’s simply havn’t been upto It.

This Is going to be a brief post asking whoever read’s this to consider joining my FACEBOOK Group..

It’s called ” Why the F@@k am I awake ” It’s not just about Insomnia It’s a place where I hope we can all share our Experience’s, Whether It be Bipolar, Hypermania or any other Mental health Issue. I want us all to be able to talk freely with each other possibly help each other out..

https://www.facebook.com/groups/am.i.awake/

or

am.i.awake@groups.facebook.com

You can also add me personally by searching for  :–

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Hope to hear from you soon..

Kind Regard’s

BRIAN aka MANICMACCA

“Creativity is closely associated with bipolar disorder. This condition is unique . Many famous historical figures and artists have had this. Yet they have led a full life and contributed so much to the society and world at large. See, you have a gift. People with bipolar disorder are very very sensitive. Much more than ordinary people. They are able to experience emotions in a very deep and intense way. It gives them a very different perspective of the world. It is not that they lose touch with reality. But the feelings of extreme intensity are manifested in creative things. They pour their emotions into either writing or whatever field they have chosen”.

I found this on the Web but I couldn’t find who actually wrote it..

Oh an while I’m here I’d like to thank the people who have decided to follow me or have past comments. It’s much appreciated..     😉

Just feeling bored so I thought id try an describe some of the feelings and emotions I go through on a regular basis,,  Hope I don’t bore you to death. 🙂  
 
Have you ever felt like things have piled up on your shoulders to the point you will never, ever get out from under it all? It all starts without you really noticing – a few unmet obligations, a few letters or e-mails or phone calls that need to be returned, a couple of bills that you have put off because it seems like there is plenty of time to complete them, and BAM! Before you know it, you are so overwhelmed, the tasks that MUST be done  are completely insurmountable, and all you can do is go from the bed to the couch, eat junk food and walk around aimlessly without hardly any sleep, then you start debating which task you should begin first, only to immediately question your decision and remind yourself of all the reasons why you won’t be able to complete it to yours, or anyone else’s, satisfaction. 
All I can do is DEAL with the matter at hand and take 1 step at a time, any progress is good progress when your dealing with bipolar….
Well that’s about all your getting from me tonight even though my heads booming I think It may be the best  thing to do..   

Will be back some time soon no doubt,  chow for now an take care.

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This is my 1st Blog using WordPress so apologies for being a bit miss mashed..
Just feeling bored so I thought id try an describe some of the feelings and emotions I go through on a regular basis,,  Hope I don’t bore you to death. 🙂
Have you ever felt like things have piled up on your shoulders to the point you will never, ever get out from under it all? It all starts without you really noticing – a few unmet obligations, a few letters or e-mails or phone calls that need to be returned, a couple of bills that you have put off because it seems like there is plenty of time to complete them, and BAM! Before you know it, you are so overwhelmed, the tasks that MUST be done  are completely insurmountable, and all you can do is go from the bed to the couch, eat junk food and walk around aimlessly without hardly any sleep, then you start debating which task you should begin first, only to immediately question your decision and remind yourself of all the reasons why you won’t be able to complete it to yours, or anyone else’s, satisfaction.
All I can do is DEAL with the matter at hand and take 1 step at a time, any progress is good progress when your dealing with any kind of mental health issue. So I’ve been told.
Feel free to comment or leave your own thoughts here as It’d be nice to hear from others with the same issue’s as myself.
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