Generally people are not aware that Bipolar II exists or that there is much of a difference in between it and Bipolar I. Since I’m in the early stages of this blog I want to go over the basics of the disorder.
To get started head to the following link and it gives a brief general overview of the types of the disorder and the differences. http://www.webmd.com/hw-popup/types-of-bipolar-disorder Yes that was brief, impersonal and boring. However, I wanted to give you a reliable source before saying too much more.
Bipolar II is filled with up’s and down’s. In my case, more down’s than up’s and thats true for most. It’s filled with moments, days or even months of depression. Some only experience mild depression and some severe and then again it can vary. This disorder loves to throw you curveballs to keep you on your toes!
It also has its manic side. Usually when people picture Bipolar mania they see the most extreme version of it. Being awake for days, promiscuity, gambling, spending sprees and other irratic behaviour. But this is not the case with Bipolar II, it is a milder version yet still extremely inconvenient. As I describe this mania, keep in mind the this disorder is not cookie cutter material. It can differ greatly from person to person. My mania only visits me every so often. I start to require less sleep, everything in my house is always caught up (due to an abundance of energy), I can’t sit still without moving a leg or something constantly in order to get the energy out of my body. I start to reach a point to where my thoughts constantly race, my speech is rapid, there is a constant need to move, colors seem extremely vivid, lack of focus and much more!
I’ve just touched on a few of the sympyoms that I have had. There are many more and like I said no person is the same so there are plenty of other syptoms that ones experience. What symptoms have you or someone you know experienced?
This is a jist of the basics so that I could lay a foundation for this blog. There is a lot to talk about. I hope you stay tuned!