Martin asked in HealthMental Health · 4 weeks ago

I manage my bipolar disorder without medication or therapy. Ask me anything.?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Do you feel lucky? Well do you?

  • 4 weeks ago

    Did you also diagnose yourself?

    • Nurse Jacki
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Yes, but a psychologist would also adhere to the suggested medical protocol- including medications.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Are you feeling okay?

    • Martin4 weeks agoReport

      I feel great. The trick is to constantly be aware of your mood and if you are overestimating your abilities. For me, mania came when I would bite off more then I could chew and then the disappointment would turn my mood into a downward spiral. Awareness is key, I think.

  • 4 weeks ago

    How are you managing that without medication or therapy?

    Do you have a job?

    • Martin4 weeks agoReport

      I do have a job.
      I manage it in a variety of ways.
      The most effective tools consist of mindfulness, physical exercise and something I call 'energy management', which is basically being aware of potential up or downswings and then taking precautions to avoid mania and depression.

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