I am a 65 year old woman who thought she had it all together but I don't after a powerful trigger. I have diagnosed bipolar 1, C-PTSD, DID and traits of BPD. Trying to understand what label is causing the most trouble is rarely easy. I was recently triggered or re-traumatized over a line in a story someone close to me was writing. It is supposed to be a science fiction novel, but I saw a line where a female child playing a doctor role for a couple having difficulty conceiving was really a 7 year old girl and she was saying she did not know what a specific sexual act was or how to perform it. I feel physically sick and can't get this line out of my heard because in reality, my father began sexually abusing me at 6 or 7 years old, and it began with the specific sexual act written into the story. Is the writer sick for even thinking these things let alone writing it down? I am having difficulty functioning right now but a will be seeing my psychologist in 5 days.
Hi, I was diagnosed with Bipolar Spectrum Disorder a couple of weeks ago. I don't have Bipolar 1 or 2 or Cyclothymia as my symptoms don't meet the diagnostic criteria. Rather my psychiatrist described bipolar as being on a spectrum and my mood swings fall on this spectrum, albeit not to the extent that would carry a Bipolar Disorder diagnosis. It is a bit confusing as some articles uses the terms Bipolar Disorder and Bipolar Spectrum Disorder interchangeably. Has anyone else been diagnosed with this? Thanks in advance #BipolarDisorder
At present there’s no cure for Bipolar Disorder, only remedies to control the severity of the highs and lows. So, is this the way it is or is there a cure out there that we are yet to find? They say nothing is eternal but at moment it seems Bipolar is. Are the cycles it presents itself in a depiction of itself? Is it a constant, revolving phenomenon that is cycling around again and again, never stopping or starting but continuing? With its repetitive originality that makes it different every time it rears its head, it renders you to be branded insane as you try to battle it or understand it.