Posted by colin wallace on May 2, 2002, at 16:01:19
In reply to Re: A budding bipolar ?? » colin wallace, posted by Ron Hill on May 2, 2002, at 15:25:57
Ron, your a great guy.
What you advocate here makes a lot of sense too.The screening test is actually very good I feel-the fact that bipolar type 11 (and even bipolar disorder itself!) is often missed by primary care physicians, and even psychiatrists allows me to forgive the authors of an online screening test!
As for my mood crashes/bouts of rage, they seem to be very 'introspective'- I have never in my (adult) life lapsed into an open display of aggression/anger-I seldom even raise my voice.
(I did brawl occasionally in my youth though!?)
When these creashes happen, my mood becomes erratic, and I simply have to 'withdraw' and deal with it.Those around me would simply attribute this to 'depression', but have no comprehension of the sense of 'rage'or even suicidiality I would be grappling with.I have, ordinarily, near consummate self-control.(maybe that's bad too!?)
The fact that I am, for the most part, well-adjusted and well on the road to recovery has set me on the BP11 trail.I'll chat to my doc. about this tomorrow, but as he's an aussie, he'll most likely tell me to crack open a beer and go grab meself a Sheila!! And maybe I'll succumb...
oh, and as far as meditation/prayer are concerned, neither would I dismiss.Seen too much positive evidence for both.
Ps.... Ican feel a PBC (or worse!)looming- ah well, too late now......