In response to this post:
Myth #1: Mania is the “good part” of bipolar disorder.
I can see why that’s a myth, but sometimes it is. Last August I was fucking elated for about a week for no reason at all. But usually I feel pretty awful, yeah.
Myth #3: Everyone with bipolar is violent.
Word. I am probably the most nonviolent person I have ever met. Toward living things, anyway; I beat the fuck out of inanimate objects sometimes.
Myth #5: People with bipolar disorder cannot maintain healthy relationships.
Some can, some can’t. I think the evidence points toward me being one of the people who aren’t able to, though, but I understand why other people would dislike this idea.
Myth #9: People with bipolar disorder are just being dramatic.
I have been accused of this one pretty much since childhood.
Myth #11: When you start taking medication for bipolar disorder, you’re “cured.”
Hahahaha. No. Meds have never have any positive effect on me.
Myth #12: People with bipolar disorder can’t be successful.
I’m sure plenty of people can, but I am still struggling with attempting to have any sort of success in life, and I am not very hopeful about it.