Lack of own experience most probably made me unimaginative in getting you right in your post.
Now I know what you mean and I absolutely agree with you in the main point.
Sleeping as a hobby indeed is
No I was not being clear myself. It's true that many who struggle to sleep will crave sleeping and feel even worse...
I would pretty much oscillate between insomnia and hypersomnia. I never took it as a sign of bipolarity though. I don't meet the criteria of a manic episode. My highs are no where near as severe. But then again I'm no psychiatrist. The GP didn't seem to suspect a bipolar disorder.
Actually, there are a few degrees of bipolarity. It might be slight bipolarity or severe one.
You know, my mom has seen a few doctors, and she discovered about her disorder only at 40 when I already knew 4 years before... so maybe you should seek informations about different mental disorders related to depression or I don't know, because it is more and more the case nowadays. And if you are treated only for depression while you have a mental disorder, it won't fully help you.
But maybe you only suffer from a depression and you need much, much time.
When you are not in your episodes in which you feel like absolute shit etc etc (like what you described in the other post), how do you feel?
Originally Posted by delicatecutter
I know the difference between the two professions.
I mean the people in here who are telling other people they are bipolar, etc.. I guess I could have said "armchair psychologist" but some of these people seem to want to prescribe meds.
My mom is bipolar, I think I know what bipolarity is thank you very much.
Actually, I have even talked with a few psychiatrists including her personal one, and they all told me bipolarity was actually spreading in the world but most of bipolar people don't even realize it. My mom has always been bipolar, she was 40 when she found out her bipolarity.
So it was not an assessment but a possibility. I would not dare saying nufflemuts is indeed bipolar, but what nufflemutt is going through doesn't exclude the possibility of being bipolar as my mom went through similar episodes.