Bipolar ‘Lite’? Oh really?

Thank you, DrHeckle MrJibe…

The Bipolar Bum

#bipolar #manicdepression #stigma

Oh, its only Bipolar II. Oh, its only Bipolar II.

I may be slightly more irritable than is often the case, but seeing Bipolar II and Cyclothymia spoken about in the diminuitive has begun to massively irritate me.

I learned that I suffered from bipolar II disorder, a less serious variant of bipolar I, which was once known as manic depression. The information was naturally frightening; up to 1 in 5 people with bipolar disorder will commit suicide, and rates may even be higher for those suffering from bipolar II.

Ayelet Waldman

The risk of suicide is far greater with Bipolar II especially, due to the difficulty in diagnosing the condition.  Usually victims of BPII only seek help whilst depressed and their mania is less stereotypical and pronounced.  This often leads to a misdiagnosis of unipolar depression.  This was true in my case, and I was given an antidepressant which hugely…

View original post 351 more words

2 thoughts on “Bipolar ‘Lite’? Oh really?

What are your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s