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Learning more about bipolar disorder. 
26th-Jun-2008 09:45 pm
I have the worst type. Rapid-cycling.

28% of patients with rapid-cycling bipolar I disorder kill themselves. That is a scary number.

Rapid-cycling is characterized by 4 episodes in a 12 month period. I have had more than four in ONE day before. I am lucky to say that I only have one seriously depressed episode in a year, usually, maybe two. It's the manic episodes that come on all of the time. I have had more than I can count in the last 6 months.

The more I read about this illness, the more I realize how bad it is, and what I thought once was mild (I thought I would be less mild than II), I am finding out more and more that I am classified as extremely hard to treat, and that I require regular therapy to live a normal life.

This isn't fair.

What did I do to deserve this disease?!
27th-Jun-2008 07:35 am (UTC)
wow. I'm so sorry hon. I have a few friends who deal with this also. You didn't do anything to deserve this at all and I don't know why you have to be one of the ones that have it :( I agree with you it isn't fair at all.
27th-Jun-2008 10:49 am (UTC)
I wish that more effort was being put into research and cures for chemical imbalances. Having said that, I lived with someone who was undiagnosed, but I am sure who was bipolar (probably among other things). It breaks my heart to know that you struggle with this...
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