My partner suffers from bi-polar disorder, manic mood swings, and chronic fatigue syndrome. I need help. Books and personal experience please. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Shit Mittens
on Aug 29, 2012 -
What is the best way to repair a potential relationship that has been damaged by my manic episode? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 29, 2012 -
What can I say to a 5 year old, when his parent is mentally unwell?
How can I explain, what can I do with him, and what structures can we put in place, to make his mother's (temporary, but severe) illness easier on him? [more inside]
posted by Elysum
on Nov 20, 2011 -
A year ago I went through a serious manic episode, during which I signed a 24 month O2 phone contract which I can't afford. Is there any chance O2 would cancel the contract if I explain the situation and provide medical evidence?
posted by Chenko
on Dec 18, 2010 -
I dreamed up this hash function during a manic episode ten years ago. How good is it, really? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet
on May 18, 2010 -
My girlfriend has serious bipolar disorder
. I love her, but living with her is very, very difficult. She breaks down all the time. I don't know if I should commit to a life with her, and deal with this into perpetuity, or if I should move on and try to find someone better adjusted, leaving love for peace and stability. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 29, 2009 -
Manic Pixie Dream Music: Once again I must step outside my beloved genres to find music for an event that's all about Sparkles! Glitter! and Pixies! Need suggestions for happy, twinkly, fairy music. The more tooth-achingly pop-y the better. "The Magic Position" by Patric Wolf would be a good example. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Apr 17, 2009 -
Wife is bipolar and in the manic part. She's taking meds and her doctor has ordered her off work for a week while she ups her meds and ordered her to quit several activities which she enjoyed doing, though they stressed her. She's getting depressed and unfocused. How can I help her?
posted by MichaelKnight
on Jul 11, 2007 -
Trying to find ways to chill out. I need something that can occupy my mind and entertain me during the evening without putting me in a trance or putting me to sleep. I can't relate to characters on TV or novels, so all I read is non-fiction. With music, it either puts me in a trance or I get bored. I've tried meditation but it just makes me go to sleep. Basically, if I'm not actively engaged with learning something new, being creative, or solving a task, my mind shuts down and I get bored or zone out. Other people tell me, oh that's good that you don't watch TV or anything, but you know, I'm just sick of being so intense. I'm 20, male. Any suggestions, fokes?
posted by Laugh_track
on Oct 9, 2006 -