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Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Grace Callaway
#1. The black devil and the blue devil: that was how he'd come to think of the two opposing sides of his nature. Since his early adolescence, the bloodthirsty pair had staked his mind as their battleground, and even now he could feel their presence, lurking, waiting to make their next move. #Quote by Grace Callaway
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Allen Frances
#2. To become a fad, a psychiatric diagnosis requires 3 preconditions: a pressing need, an engaging story, and influential prophets. The pressing need arises from the fact that disturbed and disturbing kids are very often encountered in clinical, school, and correctional settings. They suffered and cause suffering to those around them - making themselves noticeable to families, doctors, and teachers. Everyone feels enormous pressure to do something. Previous diagnoses (especially conduct or oppositional disorder) provided little hope and no call to action. In contrast, a diagnosis or childhood Bipolar Disorder creates a justification for medication and for expanded school services. The medications have broad and nonspecific effects that are often helpful in reducing anger, even if the diagnosis is inaccurate. #Quote by Allen Frances
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Alistair McHarg
#3. Everything is, the way it is, for a reason. Or it isn't. Or neither. Or both. It's so hard to tell. It's so hard to tell you're a mile away by the Luke in your eye. #Quote by Alistair McHarg
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Marya Hornbacher
#4. I get absolutely shitfaced. I am shitfaced and hyper and ten years old. I am having the time of my life. #Quote by Marya Hornbacher
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Carrie Fisher
#5. One of the things that baffles me (and there are quite a few) is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. In my opinion, living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls. Not unlike a tour of Afghanistan (though the bombs and bullets, in this case, come from the inside). At times, being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you're living with this illness and functioning at all, it's something to be proud of, not ashamed of.
They should issue medals along with the steady stream of medication. #Quote by Carrie Fisher
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Janine Crowley Haynes
#6. embrace this thing called bipolar disorder is not an easy task. You live day to day with the realization that you can lose your mind at any given moment. It's not my intention to minimize other physical ailments, because they are truly hardships as well. However, losing control of your sanity brings along with it a fear that can only be understood through the experience. #Quote by Janine Crowley Haynes
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Kangana Ranaut
#7. I don't find anything upsetting or gross or degrading about fighting with a mental illness: Bipolar or Schizophrenia. #Quote by Kangana Ranaut
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Neel Burton
#8. Other pressing problems with the current medical model [of mental disorder] is that it encourages false epidemics, most glaringly in bipolar disorder and ADHD, and the wholesale exportation of Western mental disorders and Western accounts of mental disorder. Taken together, this is leading to a pandemic of Western disease categories and treatments, while undermining the variety and richness of the human experience. #Quote by Neel Burton
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Allen Frances
#9. 20 years, we have experienced three unanticipated fads partly precipitated by DSM-IV: a 20-fold increase in Autism Spectrum Disorder,7 a tripling of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),8 and a doubling of Bipolar Disorders.9 The most dangerous fad is a 40-fold increase in childhood Bipolar Disorders,10 stimulated, not by DSM-IV, but instead by reckless and misleading drug company marketing. Twenty percent of the U.S. population11 is taking a psychotropic drug; 7% is addicted to one; and overdoses with legal drugs now cause more emergency room visits than overdoses with illegal drugs. #Quote by Allen Frances
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Alice Weaver Flaherty
#10. The scientist in me worries that my happiness is nothing more than a symptom of bipolar disease, hypergraphia from a postpartum disorder. The rest of me thinks that artificially splitting off the scientist in me from the writer in me is actually a kind of cultural bipolar disorder, one that too many of us have. The scientist asks how I can call my writing vocation and not addiction. I no longer see why I should have to make that distinction. I am addicted to breathing in the same way. I write because when I don't, it is suffocating. I write because something much larger than myself comes into me that suffuses the page, the world, with meaning. Although I constantly fear that what I am writing teeters at the edge of being false, this force that drives me cannot be anything but real, or nothing will ever be real for me again. #Quote by Alice Weaver Flaherty
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Shannon Mullen
#11. The west coast is a mecca for wild hearts, wild minds, wild spirits and I'm a WMD - I've got so much energy I'm about to explode. #Quote by Shannon Mullen
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Timothy Pina
#12. A person who gossips & talks too much may not suffer from Bipolar Disorder but may suffer from Verbal Diarrhea. #Quote by Timothy Pina
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Stanley Victor Paskavich
#13. Saying I don't take my meds because they make me feel funny. Is like cannibals saying they don't eat clowns because the taste funny #Quote by Stanley Victor Paskavich
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Diriye Osman
#14. Manic depression - or bipolar disorder - is like racing up to a clifftop before diving headfirst into a cavity. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the psychic equivalent of an extreme sport. The manic highs - that exhilarating rush to the top of the cliff - make you feel bionic in your hyper-energized capacity for generosity, sexiness and soulfulness. You feel like you have ingested stars and are now glowing from within. It's unearned confidence-in-extremis - with an emphasis on the con, because you feel cheated once you inevitably crash into that cavity. I sometimes joke that mania is the worst kind of pyramid scheme, one that the bipolar individual doesn't even know they're building, only to find out, too late, that they're also its biggest casualty. #Quote by Diriye Osman
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Stanley Victor Paskavich
#15. Why do they always prescribe thyroid medicine to go with the mental illness cocktails they whip up? #Quote by Stanley Victor Paskavich
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Demi Lovato
#16. Bipolar depression really got my life off track, but today I'm proud to say I am living proof that someone can live, love, and be well with bipolar disorder when they get the education, support and treatment they need. #Quote by Demi Lovato
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Hannah Blum
#17. Beautiful soul, do not give up. What we believe to be the end is usually just the beginning. #Quote by Hannah Blum
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Marya Hornbacher
#18. When you are mad, mad like this, you don't know it. Reality is what you see. When what you see shifts, departing from anyone else's reality, it's still reality to you. #Quote by Marya Hornbacher
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Virginia Petrucci
#19. Here's to adrenaline.
Here's to dramatic abandon of protocol.
Here's to treasured pain and purple rain.
Here's to chasing our souls,

burning across to sky.

Here's to drinking the ash as it falls,
and not asking why. #Quote by Virginia Petrucci
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Stanley Victor Paskavich
#20. I feel sorry for every Therapist, Psychologist, and Psychiatrist I've ever met. I know I've put thoughts in their mind they will never forget. #Quote by Stanley Victor Paskavich
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Julie A. Fast
#21. It turns out that up to 35 percent of people with bipolar disorder also have ADHD. #Quote by Julie A. Fast
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Kay Redfield Jamison
#22. It was as if my father had given me, by way of temperament, an impossibly wild, dark, and unbroken horse. It was a horse without a name, and a horse with no experience of a bit between its teeth. My mother taught me to gentle it; gave me the discipline and love to break it; and- as Alexander had known so intuitively with Bucephalus- she understood, and taught me, that the beast was best handled by turning it toward the sun. #Quote by Kay Redfield Jamison
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Eric Millegan
#23. If you know people who are suicidal, or if you know people who are bipolar, depressed, have panic attack disorder, just be there for them. They're going through something that's very, very hard. #Quote by Eric Millegan
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Adam Ant
#24. Bipolar disorder, manic depression, depression, black dog, whatever you want to call it, is inherent in our society. It's a product of stress and in my case over-work. #Quote by Adam Ant
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Jennifer Stephan
#25. Truehope EMPowerplus is the only natural therapy studied and published in 25 medical journals for bipolar disorder. #Quote by Jennifer Stephan
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Ayelet Waldman
#26. Because of my bipolar disorder, I tend to these mixed states, which are depressed but loud and agitated. So I can be terribly irritable. I go to cognitive behavioral therapy in order not to yell at my children. #Quote by Ayelet Waldman
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Jeannine Garsee
#27. Psychosis can happen out of the blue, to anyone, and no one knows why. Not even the best doctors on the planet.
And that's why Mom is always so afraid. If we don't know what made me sick in the first place, how can anyone guarantee I won't flip out again? #Quote by Jeannine Garsee
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Stanley Victor Paskavich
#28. I admit I'm bipolar but if you think I'm stupid you're crazy #Quote by Stanley Victor Paskavich
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Sandra Balzo
#29. Goody. That must be why they were looking for a 22-caliber anything when they came by with their search warrant this morning.'

'They didn't!'

'They did.'


'Oddly enough, right before I upped my meds. #Quote by Sandra Balzo
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Hannah Blum
#30. The light you are searching for can be found in your reflection. #Quote by Hannah Blum
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Stephen Fry
#31. I used to think it utterly normal that I suffered from "suicidal ideation" on an almost daily basis. In other words, for as long as I can remember, the thought of ending my life came to me frequently and obsessively. #Quote by Stephen Fry
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by David J. Miklowitz
#32. Losing even a single night's sleep can precipitate a manic episode in people with bipolar disorder who have otherwise been stable (Malkoff-Schwartz et al. 1998). In parallel, sleep deprivation can improve the mood of a person with depression, although only briefly (Harvey, 2008). #Quote by David J. Miklowitz
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Marya Hornbacher
#33. I am mad. The thought calms me. I don't have to try to be sane anymore. It's over. I sleep #Quote by Marya Hornbacher
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Ka Hancock
#34. I want to be more productive, funnier, better, and I can do all that while I'm climbing. But I can't sustain it. I have to crash. And I know the crash is coming, I can taste it, but I can't stop it. Well actually I can, but I always think I have more time to stop it, until I don't. And then I fall-fast and hard-and disappoint just about everybody. #Quote by Ka Hancock
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Elissa Washuta
#35. Call it dysphoric mania, agitated depression, or a mixed state: nobody will understand anyway. Mania and depression at once mean the will to die and the motivation to make it happen. This is why mixed states are the most dangerous periods of mood disorders. Tearfulness and racing thoughts happen. So do agitation and guilt, fatigue and morbidity and dread. Walking late at night, trying to get murdered, happens. Trying to explain a bipolar mixed state is like trying to explain the Holy Trinity, three persons in one God: you just have to take it on faith when I tell you that the poles bend, cross, never snapping. #Quote by Elissa Washuta
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Christina Garner
#36. What was that bit about fish sticks?" he asked, climbing back into the SUV.
"Oh, pretty clever of her actually, though I thought it ridiculous at the time. Sometimes Mom gets paranoid, thinks people might be out to get her, out to get me." I laughed nervously at how close that hit to home. "Anyway, one night she was really freaked out and came up with a code. If I was ever
kidnapped or something, she would say something about me liking fish sticks. If I said I wanted fish sticks, that meant I was in danger and needed help, no matter what else I'd said to her that I was fine." "So by you saying you hate fish sticks…""She knows I'm fine and she doesn't need to further involve the police. Who says bipolar disorder can't be useful? #Quote by Christina Garner
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Maddy Kobar
#37. I had assumed that a boy who loved me so intensely was full of happiness, love, and light so that he was free of his own demons and pain.

My assumption was entirely wrong. #Quote by Maddy Kobar
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Kristan Higgins
#38. It wasn't uncommon. Treated, bipolar disorder could be managed quite well in most cases. Two of my med school professors had talked openly about having it. But for some people, the medication made them feel flat. Gray. The mood swings and mania were the price they paid for a life full of color. #Quote by Kristan Higgins
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Ross W. Greene
#39. If the only time a child looks as if he has bipolar disorder is when he's frustrated, that's not bipolar disorder; that's a learning disability in the domains of flexibility and frustration tolerance. #Quote by Ross W. Greene
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Kay Redfield Jamison
#40. But if love is not the cure, it certainly can act as a very strong medicine. #Quote by Kay Redfield Jamison
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Stephen Rodrick
#41. There are 316 million people in the United States of America. About six million of them watch 'Homeland,' Showtime's thriller about world terror, paranoia, and bipolar disorder. That's about 2 percent of the population; roughly what the guy with the beard running on the Libertarian Party ticket gets when he runs for Congress. #Quote by Stephen Rodrick
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Andy Behrman
#42. In total, I was diagnosed with depression by eight psychotherapists and psychiatrists over a period of thirteen years. Diagnosed wrong. Absolutely wrong. My accurate diagnosis was manic depression, or what we call bipolar disorder today. #Quote by Andy Behrman
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Stanley Victor Paskavich
#43. I'm heavily medicated yet happily manic, I've been stuck on hypo mania for years. #Quote by Stanley Victor Paskavich
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Kay Redfield Jamison
#44. Depression, somehow, is much more in line with society's notions of what women are all about: passive, sensitive, hopeless, helpless, stricken, dependent, confused, rather tiresome, and with limited aspirations. Manic states, on the other hand, seem to be more the provenance of men: restless, fiery, aggressive, volatile, energetic, risk taking, grandiose and visionary, and impatient with the status quo. Anger or irritability in men, under such circumstances, is more tolerated and understandable; leaders or takers of voyages are permitted a wider latitude for being temperamental. Journalists and other writers, quite understandably, have tended to focus on women and depression, rather than women and mania. This is not surprising: depression is twice as common in women as men. But manic-depressive illness occurs equally often in women and men, and, being a relatively common condition, mania ends up affecting a large number of women. They, in turn, often are misdiagnosed, receive poor, if any, psychiatric treatment, and are at high risk for suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, and violence. But they, like men who have manic-depressive illness, also often contribute a great deal of energy, fire, enthusiasm, and imagination to the people and world around them. #Quote by Kay Redfield Jamison
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Ruth C. White
#45. You may have also experienced the damaged relationships, job loss, poor school performance, substance use, and other negative outcomes that can result from having bipolar disorder. Perhaps #Quote by Ruth C. White
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Gordon Parker
#46. Evidence is strongly suggesting Bipolar Disorder - previously known as Manic Depression - may be dramatically increasing in modern society. #Quote by Gordon Parker
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Kay Redfield Jamison
#47. Lithium remains the gold standard, but many drugs now treat bipolar disorder. Medication is critical and should be combined with psychotherapy. Compliance is a major problem. Patients believe that once they're better, they no longer need the medication. It doesn't work that way. #Quote by Kay Redfield Jamison
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Mark Vonnegut
#48. Until we come up with an unequivocal blood test or the equivalent, we're all blowing smoke and don't know if what we call schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are one disorder or a dozen. #Quote by Mark Vonnegut
Fighting Bipolar Disorder quotes by Roger Kahn
#49. Worse, Roger erupted into outbursts of uncontrollable rage, without apparent cause. In time I learned that this was one symptom of what therapists formerly described as a manic-depressive personality. Now they call the condition bipolar disorder. Roger sometimes telephoned and began the conversation, "You better listen to me, Dad, or you are one dead man." Then, half an hour later, "Dad, can we go to the Yankee game tonight?" Bipolar disorder is terrifying, perhaps most of all for the person suffering from it. #Quote by Roger Kahn

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