Anonymous asked: I was just diagnosed with ultra-rapid-cycling type II bipolar disorder. Do you have any advice on the best way to prevent manic and hypomanic episodes?
As I don’t have bipolar disorder, I don’t feel all too qualified to comment on this. There’s a great article on this very topic here, written by someone much more qualified in personal experience than me, but as I understand it this may be largely something that you’ll learn to navigate yourself through experience: everyone’s experience of mania is different, and you will hopefully come to notice triggers or warning signs within yourself and subsequent prevention strategies that work best for you.
I’d like to open this question up to followers: what works for you?
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- yellowkitchendreams said: Try to sleep. Don’t over-do the caffeine. Make time & space to practice calm behaviors. Ignore the lie that the more you do & the faster you do it, the better you are - society rewards hypomanic behavior, to some extent & I sometimes buy the lie.
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- occult-symmetry said: trigger are different for everyone but my biggest ones are making sure I have regular sleep NO all-nighters
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