Once upon a time there was a woman who created beautiful and unique jewelry…or maybe she was just manic.
Once upon a time there was a woman who thoroughly enjoyed bread baking…or maybe she was just manic.
Once upon a time there was a woman who had a passion for life…or maybe she was just manic.
Jewelry designs flutter around my brain, a sourdough starter is bubbling away on my counter, poetry and stories dash in and out of my imagination…is it just mania?
A person who does not have bipolar disorder might say “Who cares what it is, go with it.” But a person who has experienced the pain of a manic episode would understand my fear. Mania isn’t just creative bursts of energy. Mania can be physical pain, embarrassment, humiliation, sleepless nights, financial ruin, ad nauseam. Mania is often followed by a horrific crash back into depression.
Questioning enthusiasm: Things I hate about bipolar disorder #362