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Just A Short But Important Entry September 16, 2010

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Living Your Life in Advantage Even with Bipolar

Are you suffering from manic-depressive disorder? This is an illness that not all people can easily overcome. Oftentimes, people who don’t seek professional help end up committing suicide. If you don’t want this to happen to you or any of your family members, then you must learn about the illness and the possible things to undertake in order to take control of the situation and live life normally.

The illness is better known as bipolar disorder. People suffering from this disease can compare their lives to a roller coaster ride. They experience tremendous highs and extreme lows. Presently, there is no known cure for this disease, but it doesn’t mean that it can’t be controlled. There are many treatments available to address intense mood swings. If you can find the right treatment, you can actually start to live your life normally even if you have bipolar.

If you constantly experience inability to do things well as if your mind has burned out and slowed down until such point that you feel virtually useless and hopeless, your humor ceases, you become irritable, uncontrollable, angry, and frightened; then you’re probably suffering from bipolar disorder. Others experience a tremendous surge of ideas, their shyness disappears, they become intensely interested in sensuality/seduction, and they feel a strong sense of power, ease, omnipotence, and euphoria. Though many people disregard such occurrences and say that it will soon be over, it doesn’t hurt to seek proper medical attention. Addressing illnesses such as bipolar should start at an early stage to prevent unwanted things to happen.

If one of your family member, or yourself, is diagnosed with bipolar, there’s no reason to despair. There are many resources that you can use to help you in your situation.

?    Purchase a book entitled Bipolar Advantage

This is a book written by Tom Wootton; it recognizes all aspects of bipolar disorder. Bipolar is not interpreted as an advantage, but after a two years’ seminar on Bipolar, he came up with this book that positively approaches the condition. The book is all about accepting oneself and striving to be a better individual. It teaches you about Introspection, how to change certain habits to accentuate all positive aspects, and how to minimize negative ones.

How can you do this? You can actually turn bipolar into an advantage by creating and accomplishing a vision of what you really want. After that, you need to come up with a plan that you should follow in order to achieve your goal. Wootton personally experienced both good and bad sides of bipolar because he was misdiagnosed, and for many years he learned how to cope with such situation. He conducts seminars for bipolar patients; thereby gaining personal stories from actual sufferers. He then put all these things together and came up with a book which provides a positive approach to bipolar, the right tools, and skills to improve life for the patient and his/her family.

?    Utilize various bipolar websites

There is this popular website called the Bipolar Advantage that deals with all the good and bad things about bipolar. You can log on to their site and access all the needed information in order to understand your situation and how you can cope with it.

You can also check other sites that provide useful information about bipolar. There are many search engines that you can try; all it takes is a bit of research and time.

?    In Audio

You can make use of today’s new technology. If you have a computer at home and an Internet connection, you can access Bipolar Advantage through audio. If you have a flash player, then you can readily have access to different sites.

Most of the time, it depends on the bipolar patient whether he can control his condition or not. If he doesn’t make a move now, his situation will only become worse. But if the individual tries to utilize different resources, and seek proper medical attention, then he is on his way to controlling his condition. With the support of family and friends, a bipolar patient can effectively overcome his condition and live a happy and normal life like any other individual. Know the different resources that can help you in your struggle and live life to the fullest.


Bi Polar Video September 14, 2010

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Bi Polar Disorder September 14, 2010

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Different Scenarios of Bipolar Disease Symptom

If someone asks you to describe a bipolar disorder, you should manage to explain to him or her without any confusion. Bipolar disorder is always associated with mood alterations from depression to mania or vice versa.  But the truth is that the main characteristic and symptoms of a bipolar disorder lies in its ability to bend times in ways wherein even Einstein never comprehends.

The scenario of such mental disorder is similar to a traffic situation wherein cars are stuck bumper to bumper. The world becomes slow moving and people are dull-witted from accommodating you. If another person takes advantage of the situation, you might feel very frustrated and burst out an occasional rage.

At the beginning, you are sure to experience getting in and out of the traffic as you manage to leave the cars behind you. However, you can see more cars so close with each other on the other end also having difficulty to move. Although you are starting your engine so hard, still you end up banging your head on the dashboard in desperation because you cannot run the highway freely.

The situation can also be the exact opposite. You are currently standing still. Then your mind becomes occupied with a particular activity, later on you will find out that switching off to another activity became very impossible. You can see yourself standing under a shower and waiting till the waters run cold or just staring off into space. In some cases, leaving your bed when you wake up is very difficult.

The ratio of the time between the affected and normal person is 1:2, provided that everything is right. A person with bipolar disorder can produce faster, and react faster. If you were the battler facing the pitcher, you can picture out in your mind the ball that is approaching you, from there, you can already calculate the ball’s trajectory. Then during the actual batting, you can successfully give the ball a rewarding smack.

However, these things don’t stay constant. Certainly, the clock will speed up or wind down. During the speedy mode, you swing towards the ball too early, but still you have time to cope up with missed bats doing the batting over and over again. Then you burst out your rage thinking that the ball is taking so long to approach you. Now, your focus is not anymore on the ball but on your anger. You can release it on the bat, on the ground, and worse on the person closest to you.

Nothing is going right into your mind. Every tree, every rock, and every thing God has put on earth have completely turned against you. People around you have plot something in making your life miserable. Computers already developed new methods of throwing up numbers, error codes, and changes its values right before your eyes. And because you cannot get hold of what you think is happening you end up just crying.

You still never forget those moments of standing still, those times under your covers and showers as well as during your most energetic activity. In your mind everything is possible, thus space are not enough to accommodate everything you have planned to do. The sun may take its leave, hot coffee may turn stone cold, or booming music may turn mute. Thus you could experience a new world you completely owned.

These characteristics or symptoms can be specifically called as bichronicity instead of bipolar disorder or manic depression. A bichronic person can experience time in its full spectrum from standing still to warp speed. Time never moves in a directed path making the life of a person very unpredictable. There are instances that you can outsmart even the slickest person in town but in some situation failed to answer even a simple question. You can become the star one day and on the next day a total embarrassment. Sometimes you are hyper productive then becomes too lazy. You can start something big then later dropped it. 

No matter how worse the scenes may become, don’t lose hope because treatment can alleviate symptoms of a bipolar disorder. However, it is a slow process that needs your cooperation. You need to adjust so that alarming warp speed and standing still times can be reduced.

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