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  • Bipolar Disorder with Obsessive Thoughts & Behavior | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    and do it ive resorted to mind numbing drugs just so i can function i have literally sat in the same spot in my bed for months unable to focus on anything productive Heather February 5 2016 I can totally relate to this So many things get started but never finished The guilt feeling when you do obsess and contrate on one thing qhilst forgetting about another i want to loose weight but feel guilty if i excercise as i need to get household chores done A vicious circle kgbb February 5 2016 I m the same way But recently I decided I want to finish all the unfinished projects I ve started around my house I make lists of all the things I need to buy to finish them but I can t bring myself to DO any of it I have absolutely no motivation and actually feel a huge sense of dread just thinking about doing anything I pretty much sit behind my computer all day and watch tv getting nothing done I feel SO guilty and lazy but it s my latest obsession and it s ALL I want to do I ll be glad when it gets old and my brain comes up with something else to focus on instead Faith February 5 2016 I can identify with you Sandra I have been obsessed with someone and to my detriment I have driven him away as he says I am harassing him I never realised it is part of my bipolar condition Should I text him and tell him it is part of my condition so he might understand I feel I have lost him forever faith February 5 2016 Trying to stop obsessing over someone can anyone help Karma J February 5 2016 I do not seem to have one thing I m obsessing over But obsession is a part of my life I do seem to have one argument in my head I m replaying now The silent discussion goes on in there constantly the discussion becomes vocal when I am by myself I have a day maybe two every couple of years where the inner dialogue stops I always journal it I feels like a burden lifted It s not the voices in my head kind of voices it s just me obsessing over some conversation or situation that I feel went awry But I lays know when there is something pulling at me because I cannot settle down to any of the things that usually sooth me knitting crochet tatting some art reading nothing not even the ability to escape into sleep I keep organizing stuff to start a project or art piece something changing bags to carry it in but Then can settle to nothing I m pretty sure there is som obsessing going on somewhere that I m subconsciously squashing I just haven t caught hold of it yet Thanks for the clue Beth February 5 2016 I obsess over writing fiction When I m writing editing a story I feel as if that is my actual real life Whenever I m not writing it I feel as if something bad is about to happen or at best I just can t focus Since my job is writing nonfiction from home it can really affect my ability to work It definitely affects my family because I spend all my time at the computer My coping mechanisms I leave a few weeks empty between books and play lots of games with the kids and get out and do things during that time I never write fiction on my work computer and I m not allowed to open my laptop until my day s work is done I disengage from the story and clean the kitchen every night because it makes me feel better in the mornings and because the routine is helpful Also of course I keep working with my doctor on the medication combination that helps me maintain balance Suz February 5 2016 I m new on here i have bipola stage 2 im told It took me a long time for my DR to see it i am very open about itand will not hide it from any one i wish i could find a group where i live my DR did try to get me to a group called time to talk but when they new what i had they would not let me go I struggle with reading and spelling im hard of hearing so at times i find it hard to mix but coming on here has been good to see how other people deal with things Im sorry for any speling mistakes Karen February 9 2016 This is my first time on here too A little nervous but hopefully I can get through it Already analyzing what I am saying to you I was diagnosed bp2 about 8 years ago It was a very difficult thing to hear because the diagnosis came at the wrong time I didn t want to believe it and I believed that my diagnosis gave family an excuse for their bad behavior saying that all was my fault because I was mentally ill My niece and nephew were not allowed to be around me I was pretty much left out of all things Luckily my husband is the perfect one to deal with this He is patient and kind I know this illness is devastating not only for me to deal with but also people around me I just don t like the stigmatism that goes hand and foot with it Hang in there and I hope and pray that you have a great support system The medicine does not work for me I am on meds but this year the depression has been the hardest yet Faith gets me through the most I know that sounds like a cliche but it works God created me and he loves me

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  • Bipolar Disorder with Obsessive Thoughts & Behavior | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    I have written I usually look forward to writing and sharing my experiences with you But today my mind is in another place I know I am obsessing in the garden when I keep having the same thoughts over and over again I will go from one thing to another and then come full circle I will do this over and over because I want to keep gardening even though there is nothing left to do I find myself just sitting looking at the plants for a long while Then I see a stem that needs trimmed and I do it Then I look for more stems Then I check the water for the fourth time I am being pulled to stay there So I sit 5 I try to distract myself and pick up that book that I started reading six months ago and am only on chapter 3 However I can t concentrate My mind drifts back to the garden and I am drawn to it again I like watching basketball on TV Usually I have no problem sitting down to watch a game After the game starts I am into it Until the first time out and commercial Then my mind goes back to the garden It is not that I have to do something specific It is just that I can t stop thinking about it At this point the obsession doesn t feel good It feels like a flaw and I feel guilty 5 for the things I have neglected But still I can t do these things At half time of the game I am back in the garden I am looking at plants for the tenth time today Today is my blog day so I set my alarm with two reminders I wanted

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  • Bipolar Disorder & Anxiety: Suffering in Silence | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    them around with me all the time I managed to work as a professor the ideal place for me I eventually catch it just before the listener excuses herself or just after When I m depressed I try to talk myself out of it when I m manic I just talk The best I can say after 50 years of this 25 after diagnosis I try to be watchful but too often I fail cptbp December 8 2015 Reply I m with you Instead of causing me to hide anxiety has caused me to blither on say inappropriate things especially when manic and generally embarrass myself Like you I now have a few friends who understand and can give me a signal when it is too much Krissy December 8 2015 Reply Yes I can say too much and wish I hadn t A reason possibly I should not go But that s me I ve thought about just saying I ll show up later Ha When everyone is tipsy Laurie December 9 2015 Reply I go on and on and am inappropriate at times too But do you find that people turn away from you and walk away I don t seem to be able to understand when I ve given enough information about a topic to the point that the conversation is boring to someone and they wish to escape For instance a story about how I fell and broke my hand Does anyone really want to hear the specifics of me laying in the rain how I dialed for the ambulance laying on my back orb how I held up my arms as I rode in the ambulance Needed surgery after it was partially healed after 5 weeks because the local ER missed the fracture NO Apparently not All they wanted to hear was that I tripped over a rock as I was walking from the mailbox while looking through the mail I do this constantly and it breaks my heart I want to run and hide because I m so embarrassed Then I might babble on a second time about it if someone sees my cast and the same thing will happen I can see it in their eyes that sometimes they stay because they are so polite but they want to escape and then they get away from me at the first possible moment I end up being a pariah at the social gathering rather quickly and I retreat into a corner with my eyes tearing Any chance this happens to you after a bout of babbling on and on in social gatherings Am I alone in this Alex December 8 2015 Reply I am the same way Oh my verbal diarrhea But I do have the anxiety when people look me directly in the eyes too Thanks for your comment It gives me hope and ideas And by the way as long as we re watchful we don t fail we try Only those who don t try fail Krissy December 8 2015 Reply I don t want to go to the party because the conversation is all superficial bs Hi how are your migraines How are you feeling They don t really want to know the truth That I chose to spend my birthday and thanksgiving alone in my car by the lake listening to music And I am not going to lie either I m honest and not smoothing it over I was ok my choice rather that the superficial talk over the table then too If they could really handle the truth I d go I like parties even tho I can t drink due to migraines I m fun too but I m me and I ve got bipolar and I m not lying and I m tired of being an actress Which I am excellent at l k Tucker December 8 2015 Reply Those who have anxiety depression bipolar disorder or other psychiatric symptoms should eliminate a problem engineers discovered to cause mental breaks for office workers in 1964 Simple free precautions will avoid visual Subliminal Distraction I began a 14 year psychology investigation of Subliminal Distraction when my wife had a psychotic break after her office was changed eliminating Cubicle Level Protection Engineers designed the cubicle to block peripheral vision for concentrating workers to stop believed harmless episodes of psychotic like confusion by 1968 Today open plan offices use Systems Furniture so that no one sits moves in another worker s peripheral vision Anyone with a computer at home or a child in school should understand what Subliminal Distraction is and how to avoid it without cost or treatment Bequi December 8 2015 Reply I thank you for this article Dave I don t have bipolar disorder but I have a young adult son who was diagnosed with it at age 18 This was like a huge shock to him At times he feels cheated at times he is in denial And very few times I see him enjoy life I really look up to people like you who have accepted the challenge and found ways to manage it Your article gives me hope that my son will also learn to handle such a difficult emotional condition He is a very caring and bright individual I love him dearly and I wish I could do more to help him dirk December 8 2015 Reply I appeciate this article and everyone s comments This describes exactly how I feel bipolar indeed December 8 2015 Reply Yes I truly understand Cheryl D December 8 2015 Reply I also have what I call panic attacks My last therapist quite good in every other way insisted they were only anxiety attacks Along with Bipolar which causes some of the panic I have an anxiety disorder called Obsessive Compulsive Disorder which plays a big role in my history of panic attacks The double whammy has me gasping for breath and the more I

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  • Dave Mowry | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    d s All Articles Diagnosis Family Stories Genetics Living Well Support Symptoms Treatment Blog Most Recent Posts Meet Our Bloggers Comment Policy Forum Log In Forum Home Topics Discussions Partners Page Members Forum Rules Community Blog Forum Associations Letter to the Editor SOUNDOFF Talk to bp Writers Magazine Current Issue Archived Issues Customer Service Print Digital Subscription Buy Past Issues Frequently Asked Questions Digital Subscriber Access Page Subscribe Home Dave Mowry Bipolar Disorder with Obsessive Thoughts Behavior By Dave Mowry February 4 2016 12 01 am Bipolar disorder is recognized by mania and depression and usually anxiety One area of bipolar disorder not usually talked about is obsessive thoughts and behavior Read more Bipolar Disorder and Bad Memories By Dave Mowry January 18 2016 12 14 am I have lots and lots of bad memories And I have 18 years of good memories I wonder why I seem to only to be Read more Bipolar Disorder and Oversharing By Dave Mowry January 4 2016 12 01 am It is beneficial to talk about our illness sometimes with family with peers with friend with counselors and doctors But for many people oversharing with Read more Bipolar Disorder and Flashbacks By Dave Mowry December 21 2015 12 01 am For the past few years it seemed as though my triggers and constant flashbacks from my bipolar disorder were under control I started thinking about Read more Bipolar Disorder and Identity Theft Take Mine Take Mine By Dave Mowry December 7 2015 12 01 am For years I did not know who was going to wake up in the morning The bipolar manic me the depressed me or the stable Read more Bipolar Disorder My Low Points By Dave Mowry November 23 2015 12 01 am As a person with bipolar disorder I fight my illness daily There were a some good days mixed in with the bad sad and humiliating Read more Bipolar Disorder and Panic Attacks By Dave Mowry November 9 2015 2 25 am My bipolar panic attacks are short lived but crippling In the middle of one I feel fear anxiety and helplessness My heart pounds my breathing Read more Bipolar Disorder My Lost Years By Dave Mowry October 26 2015 12 01 am One of the things that bothers me the most about having bipolar disorder are the lost years When I was well and happy I did Read more Bipolar Disorder A Balanced View By Dave Mowry October 12 2015 12 01 am I was on a panel discussion this weekend at a conference about different treatments for bipolar disorder This was one of the best panels I Read more We Are Beautiful People By Dave Mowry September 14 2015 12 01 am The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat known suffering known struggle known loss and have found their way out Read more 1 2 NEXT CURRENT ISSUE Recent Issues October 1 2015 11 50 am Fall 2015 BIPOLAR DEPRESSION

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  • Guilt | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Meet Our Bloggers Comment Policy Forum Log In Forum Home Topics Discussions Partners Page Members Forum Rules Community Blog Forum Associations Letter to the Editor SOUNDOFF Talk to bp Writers Magazine Current Issue Archived Issues Customer Service Print Digital Subscription Buy Past Issues Frequently Asked Questions Digital Subscriber Access Page Subscribe Home guilt Bipolar Disorder with Obsessive Thoughts Behavior By Dave Mowry February 4 2016 12 01 am Bipolar disorder is recognized by mania and depression and usually anxiety One area of bipolar disorder not usually talked about is obsessive thoughts and behavior Read more Bipolar Disorder a Parent s Perspective The Mask of a Smile By Julie Joyce October 19 2015 8 57 am I think I have developed a split personality Not the clinical type The type where I am living two different lives at the same time Read more Bipolar trying to be a supportive parent from afar By bp Magazine August 24 2015 2 08 pm My son has been living away from home for 8 months now I can t believe how much time has passed Although I have found my Read more Hope and Harmony Headlines Letting Go of Guilt bphope Awarded Best of Blogs 2015 By bp Magazine July 14 2015 12 34 pm There s plenty that s bad about guilt when it s allowed to run unchecked That s why Letting Go of Guilt in our new Summer 15 issue is Read more Bipolar and letting go of guilt By Robin L Flanigan July 9 2015 4 48 am There s a reason people talk about being weighed down by guilt Check out these healthy ways to lighten your spirits and move yourself forward Read more From journaling about bipolar depression and anxiety to promise and hope By Dave Mowry April 27 2015 12 01 am I recently re read journal entries from a journal I kept for 30 years I was struck that I wrote the same things over and over Read more Its always my fault By Julie Joyce March 10 2015 8 00 am Someone needs to help me figure this out There is a really ugly side to this bipolar thing The anger and blaming Although they are Read more Flight of ideas A guilt free diet By Melody Moezzi August 7 2014 5 41 am By Melody Moezzi I ve yet to meet anyone living with a mental illness who hasn t at one time or another experienced some level of Read more Recognizing Mental Exhaustion By Beth Brownsberger Mader April 19 2014 12 04 am Being a go get em kind of person it is hard for me to know or accept when it s time to just slow down Add to Read more Guilt An Excuse to Stop Moving Forward By Beth Brownsberger Mader January 28 2012 8 00 am If you saw the purple black bruises running from my ankles to my buttocks on the backs of my legs you might conclude I

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  • Hypomania | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Genetics Living Well Support Symptoms Treatment Blog Most Recent Posts Meet Our Bloggers Comment Policy Forum Log In Forum Home Topics Discussions Partners Page Members Forum Rules Community Blog Forum Associations Letter to the Editor SOUNDOFF Talk to bp Writers Magazine Current Issue Archived Issues Customer Service Print Digital Subscription Buy Past Issues Frequently Asked Questions Digital Subscriber Access Page Subscribe Home hypomania Bipolar Disorder with Obsessive Thoughts Behavior By Dave Mowry February 4 2016 12 01 am Bipolar disorder is recognized by mania and depression and usually anxiety One area of bipolar disorder not usually talked about is obsessive thoughts and behavior Read more The Stigma of Hypomania By Sally Buchanan Hagen January 15 2016 2 00 pm I have been hypomanic for the past few months This may come as a surprise to people who are not close to me since I Read more Hypomania Is it worth it By Sally Buchanan Hagen November 21 2015 11 36 am The other day I was going over past achievements These achievements involved my intellect so they re ones I m particularly proud of However in hindsight most Read more My World Tricked by Mania By Julie A Fast November 10 2015 1 18 pm No matter how good it feels euphoric mania is destructive Learn to identify and manage your warning signs to stay on track By Julie A Read more Mixed Mood Need Spending By Beth Brownsberger Mader October 31 2015 1 01 am This fall has been a bit odd my husband has a major kind of scary surgery coming up in two weeks the socio political climate is Read more Meds Slowing Down By Brianne LaPelusa July 27 2015 12 42 pm A few months ago I was put on a new med among the class of atypical antipsychotics Earlier in the year I experienced an extended hypomanic Read more Life as a University Student With Bipolar Disorder Part 1 By Sally Buchanan Hagen June 19 2015 12 01 am Six years ago I started university It was a time full of excitement anticipation growth and although I didn t know it at the time bipolar Read more The Bells Whistles of Hypomania Noise Pollution By Victoria Maxwell November 11 2014 10 30 am I had a light bulb moment I should give myself more credit I have had several over my lifetime But this is one of the Read more Faster Than a Speeding Bullet By Karl Shallowhorn October 31 2014 12 01 am I like to think of myself as a reasonably patient person There are times however when this quality is put to the test For instance Read more My Beautiful Bipolar Brain By Victoria Maxwell September 30 2014 12 01 am My brain is wired differently Like yours When you ve got bipolar disorder you ve got a bipolar brain Now I m not saying there is anything wrong Read more 1 2 3 NEXT CURRENT ISSUE Recent Issues October 1 2015

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  • Mania | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Symptoms Treatment Blog Most Recent Posts Meet Our Bloggers Comment Policy Forum Log In Forum Home Topics Discussions Partners Page Members Forum Rules Community Blog Forum Associations Letter to the Editor SOUNDOFF Talk to bp Writers Magazine Current Issue Archived Issues Customer Service Print Digital Subscription Buy Past Issues Frequently Asked Questions Digital Subscriber Access Page Subscribe Home mania Bipolar Disorder with Obsessive Thoughts Behavior By Dave Mowry February 4 2016 12 01 am Bipolar disorder is recognized by mania and depression and usually anxiety One area of bipolar disorder not usually talked about is obsessive thoughts and behavior Read more Clinical Pearls Self Care and Managing Bipolar Disorder By Dr Christina Girgis February 3 2016 12 01 am One of the things I have been focused on in the last few months has been really trying to take care of myself This has Read more Bipolar Letting Love In By April Southworth February 2 2016 12 01 am Several years ago I made the decision to choose God in my life I accepted Jesus had a water baptism and felt ready to put Read more Living With Bipolar Disorder How I Got to Not Meet Oprah By Sharon Chisholm January 29 2016 2 59 pm For the last 12 years I have sporadically gone through periods of outstanding clarity and positivity In those moments days weeks I was invincible and Read more The Stigma of Hypomania By Sally Buchanan Hagen January 15 2016 2 00 pm I have been hypomanic for the past few months This may come as a surprise to people who are not close to me since I Read more Discovering Your Healthy Self in 2016 By Dr Christina Girgis January 6 2016 12 01 am Another year another resolution Was your new year s resolution this year to lose weight If so you find yourself in a similar predicament to many Read more Mania or Depression Signs Things May Be Breaking Down By April Southworth December 22 2015 12 01 am I saw this sign the other day and it really resonated with me Personally I know that an unmade bed is definitely a sign of Read more When Christmas means mania instead of depression By Sally Buchanan Hagen December 18 2015 12 00 pm December the first month of summer and my happiest time of year The weather becomes warmer the days get longer jumpers get swapped for tee shirts Read more My Quirky Bipolar By Liza Brock December 9 2015 12 01 am Hi all how s the season treating you We re in Summer Down Under and the festive season has begun So full on with all the events Read more Is Bipolar Mania as Destructive as Bipolar Depression By Gabe Howard December 1 2015 12 01 am Now that Thanksgiving is over I can say with certainty that the way my family and friends remember some of my bipolar manic moments and Read more 1 2 18 19 NEXT CURRENT ISSUE

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