When do you apologize and when don't you?
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What are the biggest regrets that people with bipolar disorder have? Not recognizing the mania sooner.
Recovering from a Manic Episode. Posted in Bipolar Disorder, Mania, Mood Stability on December 2.
In my experience recovering from a manic episode takes time. It’s been four months since the peak started to wane and I’m just now able to see and feel more clearly and easily without the devastating mania monster driving my thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. What a relief! I am surprised at how long it takes for clear- headed thinking to return. The racing thoughts are finally receding. I’m able to be in the present and enjoy people and things around me without that awful pressured feeling. I don’t know how to describe that pressure – it’s almost like you have to keep moving, going, doing, running, racing.
It’s exhausting. Reminders: Mania can manifest as euphoria, anger, or anxiety, or all three combined together. During manic episodes, you will often not be able to see the havoc you are wreaking, and how you are hurting yourself, your family, and friends. So, you are often reluctant to stop doing what you are doing because you are convinced that it is the “right” thing to be doing. I’ve found that it takes weeks even months for the brain to start functioning correctly again, so that you can review what you’ve been through and realize the effects of your actions.
Early mania feels wonderful, at least to me, and it is very seductive and easy to run with it. Unfortunately, it usually leads to impulsive decisions and actions that end up in disaster.
Considering ending a relationship because bipolar disorder has become too. Romantic Relationships: When to Say Goodbye. Facebook posts of Bipolar patients to be studied.