l am so touched and humbled to be learning all these, discovering all this and eventually hoping to understand me and mine better. l empathize with all those already diagnosed and striving to cope, and l know l am voluntarily going for some sort of a diagnose soon. l will rather get one sooner than later. l really want to stigmatize the stigma of treating mental health like a contagious disease, death sentence or very shameful illness. l now realize that mental illness is maybe the most painful and delicate of all illnesses. But as usual, what man can’t seem to grasp, he either quickly attributes to ‘Faith, fate, bad luck, or sorcery’
per-say. At first glance and maybe several, it is possibly never seen. Unless the symptoms manifest in other ways. We look like you, speak as you do. Love, hate, hurt, feel just like you. But the filter of emotions are not the same.
You can’t take an X-ray or MRI to find it.
In most cases its never diagnosed properly nor by the first evaluation. It may take several doctors, evaluations before getting properly diagnosed. This is frustrating for someone suffering with bipolar. Especially if given the wrong medicine. AntidepressantsIn most cases will induce mania.
Statistically speaking it has the highest suicide rate than any other mental illness. If left untreated, the repercussions can be detrimental both for the sufferer and those who encounter them. Between 30% to 50% of those diagnosed attempt suicide.
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