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Re: Manic Defence and therapy Bookgurl99

Posted by milahra on March 28, 2004, at 12:46:32

In reply to Re: Manic Defence and therapy, posted by Bookgurl99 on June 11, 2002, at 17:15:33

> I went through a really stressful event recently and had manic-type symptoms for about a month.
>
> I think it MAY have been a response to stress, but it felt very physical. I couldn't sleep and wanted to!


I can't begin to say how grateful I am that someone is actually TALKING about "manic defence" as an entity in itself. I *know* that it is true of me, for all the reasons that others here seems familiar with - triggered by stress, particularly stress related to previous trauma. As someone else who has posted in this thread, I *also* experience dissociation, and between the seductive highs (which are *so* unreal) of my manic defence (they occur daily) and the experience of "other people" vying for executive control of my life, my struggle to maintain function and relationships takes all my time and my work!

Glad to have finally said that to someone who, I expect, will actually understand (maybe!??)

I would dearly like to come back to this subject.

Thanks

(This is my first post to Psycho-Babble. I'd have to say however, that I am an "old hand" at both being "psycho" :) and at "babbling" :)

For now,

milahra


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