...when you're up you're up
and when you're down you're down
and when you're only halfway up,
you're neither up nor down.
Okay, I will admit that it would be nice not to go straight from "Everything is fanTAStic!" to "i will never be able to accomplish what i set out to do so why even try. i'm going to bed." within a matter of seconds. And sometimes I do.
How do you tell when emotional response/activity level/reactivity are part of a person's temperament and personality and when they are a pathology?
Maybe when they start interfereing with your life,
or endangering your health.
I am terrified of being boring. Normal. A carbon copy. Doing things the same way as everyone else. I am afraid to lose the way my brain skips from one thing to the next and arrives at amazing conclusions that I didn't see coming.
I am not going to worry about what the doc may or may not say because I bet you a dollar that she will say I have atypical depression that is somewhere on the spectrum in between regular unipolar Depression and Bipolar. I even might bet you two dollars.
And hopefully she will say I can continue to stay on just my antidepressants as long as I am regularly monitered to make sure that the hypomania does not bloom into mania. Because that would just suck.
Grateful Crap: I don't know.
Quaker, teacher, parent,