I’m manic today and as usual I love it. The bad part, however, is Maurice wants to chill on his day off. As a result I want to bounce, bounce, bounce all around the house and he wants to watch the tube. In our tiny apartment that is not a good combination.
I always love my mania. I don’t get it very often so I like that it brings me out of my depressive state that I generally lean towards. It also helps that I’m bipolar II and therefore have been lucky enough that I haven’t had a severe manic episode recently. Oh, hell, I’m not lucky because of the shitty lows I get, but my manic episodes feels good but is mild enough not to be dangerous. A severe episode, more likely associated with those who are bipolar I may result in dangerous behavior, such as shopping too much, sexual behavior and normal interaction with people. Not dangerous to others, per se, but dangerous to oneself.
It’s interesting because most people it seems I’ve spoken with perceive bipolar I as being worse than bipolar II. So, what do I read today in MedWire News? That those with bipolar II are more likely to commit suicide.
How come bipolar II are more likely to kill themselves? Well, according to the study it’s because suicide is more likely to occur while in a depressive state. Well, there’s a big DUH if I ever heard one. Who could possibly have come up with the thought that depressed people are more likely to kill themselves? Gee, I always wonder how much these studies cost.
This is not a contest. In fact, I think it’s time for the contest to end. Whether bipolar I or bipolar II, one has a mental disorder that needs to be taken seriously.