I was in high school when my family noticed I was different, more extreme then others.  I was a kid, I thought that was “n...
She told me I was “bipolar,” that my extreme moods were a disorder, but I was a teenager, we have moods.  <br />
What did she mean by “bipolar?”  Was it something to be embarrassed by?  How long would these moods last?  Do I take pills...
This is where Google comes in handy.  Dear Google, Bipolar Disorder?<br />
Bipolar disorder is the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated energy levels, cognition, and mood with or...
In other words, I am really happy and then really sad. It sounds right, I guess.<br />
Medication? Lithium, Anticonvulsants, Calcium Channel Blockers.  They help with the mood swings.<br />
A few weeks later…<br />
The pills help, but the mood swings are still here.  They are the only thing that is consistent.<br />
Another few weeks…<br />
My psychiatrist has helped me see my aliment for what it is…<br />
I am Bipolar.  I have uncontrollable moods.  I will be happy for a week and those are my “good days.”  Then, I will be sad...
Whenever I get asked why I cannotpromise to do things more than a weekout, I do not know what to say.  The truth? The trut...
My good days are amazing.  I go out and do things that I always wanted to do.  I feel the sun on my skin, and the wind thr...
My bad days are terrible.  I stay in bed wandering why I have to be the one going through this.  Why did I get the short e...
This is a project for a high school AP Psychology course.  This is a fictionalized account having a psychological ailment....
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  1. 1. I was in high school when my family noticed I was different, more extreme then others. I was a kid, I thought that was “normal.” They sent me to a psychiatrist, because that was the “normal” thing to do. Well, I guess I was glad the psychiatrist figured something out, but it was not what I wanted to hear.<br />
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  3. 3. She told me I was “bipolar,” that my extreme moods were a disorder, but I was a teenager, we have moods. <br />
  4. 4. What did she mean by “bipolar?” Was it something to be embarrassed by? How long would these moods last? Do I take pills for this? Can someone answer my questions?<br />
  5. 5. This is where Google comes in handy. Dear Google, Bipolar Disorder?<br />
  6. 6. Bipolar disorder is the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated energy levels, cognition, and mood with or without one or more depressive episodes.<br />
  7. 7. In other words, I am really happy and then really sad. It sounds right, I guess.<br />
  8. 8.
  9. 9. Medication? Lithium, Anticonvulsants, Calcium Channel Blockers. They help with the mood swings.<br />
  10. 10. A few weeks later…<br />
  11. 11. The pills help, but the mood swings are still here. They are the only thing that is consistent.<br />
  12. 12. Another few weeks…<br />
  13. 13. My psychiatrist has helped me see my aliment for what it is…<br />
  14. 14. I am Bipolar. I have uncontrollable moods. I will be happy for a week and those are my “good days.” Then, I will be sad, upset, and angry, those are my “bad days.”<br />
  15. 15. Whenever I get asked why I cannotpromise to do things more than a weekout, I do not know what to say. The truth? The truth is I do not know ifI will be having a good or bad day.<br />
  16. 16.
  17. 17. My good days are amazing. I go out and do things that I always wanted to do. I feel the sun on my skin, and the wind through my hair. I feel alive.<br />
  18. 18.
  19. 19. My bad days are terrible. I stay in bed wandering why I have to be the one going through this. Why did I get the short end of the stick? Why do I feel so unbelievably depressed?<br />
  20. 20. This is a project for a high school AP Psychology course. This is a fictionalized account having a psychological ailment. For questions about this blog project or its content please email the teacher Chris Jocham; jocham@fultonschools.org<br />

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