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My experience of living with bipolar disorder.

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My experience of living with bipolar disorder.

 mania and depression changed me stole my dreams & who I believed I could be I lost myself. I was afraid of myself, let alone other people’s judgment.  I feared that there wouldn’t be opportunities for me to be “somebody”.  And if there were opportunities, I feared I wouldn’t be able to handle it. My hopes and dreams crumbled away. In all that rubble and anger, I discovered an opportunity to prove fear wrong and that is my story. I trust that I am living with Bipolar Disorder for three reasons: 1. My genetic vulnerability (I...

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My mother’s story: her experience of witnessing my first major episodes of bipolar disorder

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My mother’s story: her experience of witnessing my first major episodes of bipolar disorder

Written by Robin Mohilner in collaboration with her mother   I never saw Bipolar Disorder coming into my daughter’s life. I believed I was seeing adolescence finally kick in as she began to be more moody, distant, and stay up late. She had the typical problems with boys, friends, and the freedoms that come with turning sixteen.   “Bipolar Disorder? What’s that?”   Robin was such a happy child.  She was a very good student.  She wasn’t angry.  She wasn’t even rebellious. She never kept secrets from...

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My experience with lithium: medication for bipolar disorder. Robin Mohilner’s experience of lithium

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My experience with lithium: medication for bipolar disorder.  Robin Mohilner’s experience of lithium

I can’t remember the first time I took lithium. I know that I didn’t put up a fight. I could barely lift my head, let alone protest. My ability to think and feel was depleted by mania and depression. Therefore, I did not choose to be on lithium. I was fortunate to have my family by my side to listen and understand the risks and benefits. They made the best decision they could with the resources they had on my behalf. Choice was not an option for me.   However, I definitely resented them later for it. I felt betrayed and hurt. The...

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