HI. I am Sally and I have bipolar disorder. This means that I have manic episodes of optimism and extremely depressive moods that come after.
Today I am feeling a manic optimistic high and I am cleaning everything. I am feeling extremely happy and ready to take on everything.
I have been shopping for weeks on end and emptying all of my bank accounts with out even noticing! I have been so happy!
I was just so happy yesterday and now I cannot get myself up out of my bed. I am so depressed and the thought of cleaning up after myself is making me cry.
The Next Day...
Bipolar disorder is a serious mood disorder. It can be described by having extreme optimistic highs, also called manics. These moods are usually followed by very depressed and sad moods. It is hard to say how long each of these moods will last, or the time between each mood. While having an optimistic high, people with this disorder often do things that they do not remember after, like emptying bank accounts and going on elusive shopping sprees. The opposite happens during the depressed moods, where it is often hard to even get out of bed and keep themselves clean.