BiPolar is NOT a Sexual Confused Bear
Recently, I've been diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder (sometimes called Manic/Depressive Disorder). It explains a lot about my early adulthood. Bipolar has several different types. Mine is called "rapid-cycling" meaning I can change moods very quickly (sometimes in the course of the day). These mood swings are very drastic and confusing.
At first I was very embarrassed, but I've grown to appreciate this as a liveable health problem (as one would view diabetes or hypertension).
There are two POLES a persons mood can swing violently into. One is Depression. This is marked by worry, oversleeping, and sometimes severe depression. I become very pensive, embarrass easily, shy, fearful and sad.
The other pole is Mania. This is marked by hyperactivity, excessive behaviors (worry, spending, sex) with little regard of the consequences. I become creative, overtly sexual, and easily angered and irritable.
Rarely do I find myself at peace. I generally feel rather discombobulated and fractured. Although mental illness is no joking matter, I find humor is the best medicine (besides the Lithium - ha ha) and I believe others should feel free to ask questions and join in the fun with me. I keep a sense of humor, stay hopeful and try to stay positive about the things to come.