Dating a manic depressive person dating women from all over the world
“It's VERY important for me to take my medication so I can start slowing down.
If I wasn't medicated, I would not be able to survive.” – Cynthia B.
“Be understanding when I talk too fast and say things that sound off the wall.
Know that my brain is running so fast I don't have time to really understand what I am saying.” – Joy P.
Both manic episodes and hypomania are characterized by increased amounts of self-esteem and grandiosity, racing thoughts, irritability, and goal-directed behaviors or activity. Avoid patronizing or combative words “Don't make presumptions and say off the cuff remarks like, ‘are you drunk! “I mean, there are things to not do like don't tell me to calm down, don't tell me to relax.” – Joy P.
Given that mania or hypomania are shared experiences for all those living with bipolar disorder, we reached out to our Facebook audience and asked them for tips on how loved ones, friends, and others can help them during these manic times. “Don't assume I'm manic just because I'm upbeat or exaggerated, I might just be in a great mood.
I’ll make one suggestion which is to look into & practice mindfulness & mindful meditation & there are plenty of peer videos online.
I cannot be left alone because I don't know what I would even do, I am very unpredictable.” – Cynthia B.
“The best advice I can give to anyone who's loved one is going through mania is to watch their behavior, spend more time with them, try to let them get out all their hyped-up feelings and listen to them, don't make faces that they’re crazy or anything.” – Karen R.
“Unconditional love is what you can do to help me the most.” – Rachel S.
My daughter is currently in hospital and is slowly being told she could be in for several months which during a lengthy manic and delusional episode feels like the worst thing in that could happen to her.