Posted by SLS on December 15, 2009, at 6:03:02
In reply to Re: Atypical Depression versus Bipolar Depression, posted by morganator on December 15, 2009, at 4:43:41
> > Atypical depression and bipolar depression look very similar. Anergia and reverse vegetative symptoms predominate (hypersomnia, hyperphagia, and leaden paralysis). However, mood-reactivity seems to be a feature specific to atypical depression, although it does not always manifest. This is still being debated. It may be that there is a great deal of misunderstanding between posting members of Psycho-Babble when an atypical compares themself to a bipolar and doesn't understand why the bipolar is not reactive to the same things that they are. Perhaps this includes psychotherapy and exercise
> It appears that you may be generalizing that bipolars to do not respond to these things, when in fact it is you that does not respond. I'm not trying to be harsh I am telling you how I see it. I just think you tend to believe that because it does not work for your bipolar depression it must not work on bipolar depression in general.
Irony. Pot. Kettle. You know?
It was a proposition and not a definitive statement.
What symptoms or features of your illness suggests that you are bipolar?
What symptoms or features of your depression do you think might help one differentiate it from unipolar depression?