If we’re criticized at work we must be getting fired.
It’s not that we don’t necessarily understand these things aren’t reasonable; it’s just that we can’t help the way our brain thinks, the way it leaps.
This is a page I have wanted to write for a long time because it is SUCH an important topic, and because it is the issue I get the most questions and requests about.
However, it is a difficult subject for me personally because this was the main way my bipolar symptoms became obvious, and my most serious manic episode manifested.
After 6 years of a good marriage, my wife started acting very different and had an affair last summer which I found out about in August.
We went to see our priest, who recommended us to a marriage councelor/psychologist.
It seems to me that simply by the virtue of extreme emotional experience, people with bipolar disorder think in the extreme quite frequently. If our boyfriend looks at another girl he must be cheating.
So in fairness to all of us with bipolar disorder, the issue could be more fairly cast as “do people with bipolar disorder tell EXTRA lies? In my opinion, bipolar and lying go together with bipolar grandiosity, diminished need for sleep, racing thoughts and overall impulsivity and impaired judgment.The site was established in 2004 and since then has been operated by a single individual with a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder.This is not a faceless corporation but instead a kind community with a leader passionate about improving the lot of its users.After a few sessions, he diagnosed my wife as BP and sent her to a psychyatrist who agreed and put her on Depakote.I thought things were getting better, but found out in February that she had continued to see “Dom” on occassion and spoke with him on the phone several times a day. He felt bad for me, but told me that she was addicted to the self-medication, that being the fantasy life with “Dom.” She promised no more contact.