The fluctuating moods that are part of your disorder can lead to various communication issues. However, with some thought and effort, you can work towards being a better communicator.
Being on the bipolar spectrum is hard to come to terms with and hard to deal with on a long-term basis. Add in substance and/or alcohol abuse to this diagnosis and life can become increasingly difficult.
Bipolar disorder can be miserable, but no matter what the mood or episode, we’re in it for life. It’s not going away — so we’ve got to learn to accept it, to own it, to make it our own unique tool.
Opening the doors to intense feeling, creativity and understanding leads to a world of overwhelming beauty — but at the same time can bring uncontrollable worry, anxiety and emotions.
Mania is a core component of bipolar disorder, and can be a damaging and emotionally difficult experience to go through. It is important to understand how to recognize a manic episode in the early stages in order to limit its negative impact.