As someone whose primary diagnosis is bipolar disorder, that’s usually what I’m focused on stabilizing– and I’m really good at it.
I recognize my early warning signs, reach out to my treatment team for help and am extremely honest about my symptoms. However, being so focused on one disorder and thinking the others are “cured” or won’t be problematic again due to being in remission for so long can lead me to trouble.
The instance I’m talking about this time refers to how obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, snuck up on me. I thought I was just going through a bipolar depressive episode for an extended duration of time.Read more on themighty.com