Slippery Slope , Post 500

Balancing between here and there
Dark or darker full of despair
Conspiracies headlong abound
You’re full of tales, which surround

Now in a fog every day
A constant hum, won’t go away
Fatigue and hunger here to stay
Potter won’t even throw the clay

Betwixt or between, choice to make
Feeling the prick, maybe forsake
Emotional climax or void
Either way I’m sure you’ll avoid
© 2012 Michael Yost 1/29
What is Bipolar II?

Bipolar II disorder (pronounced “bipolar two”) is a form of mental illness. Bipolar II is similar to bipolar I disorder, with moods cycling between high and low over time.

However, in bipolar II disorder, the “up” moods never reach full-on mania. The less-intense elevated moods in bipolar II disorder are called hypomanic episodes, or hypomania.

A person affected by bipolar II disorder has had at least one hypomanic episode in life. Most people with bipolar II disorder also suffer from episodes of depression. This is where the term “manic depression” comes from.

In between episodes of hypomania and depression, many people with bipolar II disorder live normal lives.

Read more: http://www.webmd.com/bipolar-disorder/guide/bipolar-2-disorder

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36 responses to “Slippery Slope , Post 500

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  2. I never knew that, Thank you for the education.

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  3. What a challenge to live with it ….thanks for sharing this ~

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  4. Interesting. Thanks for enlightening me.

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  5. You paint a very realistic picture of the illness and experience as I’ve had it told to me and observed people go through it too. Well done. It’s a great way to increase people’s awareness.

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  6. it was a beautiful piece, I would not relate it to the disorder until I read the note lol

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  7. amazing word play.

    very powerful message on life.

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  8. Your explanation is representative in an informative way…you poem is representative in a poetic way…thanks for both!

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  9. Congratulations on your 500th post…that’s quite an accomplishment, Michael. I didn’t know there was a bipolar II. My father was diagnosed with manic depression when I was a kid…he self-medicated with alcohol. I took note when reading the information about this disorder that two of the symptoms are “happiness and optimism”…who would have thought?! Ironic isn’t it.

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    • Yep 500 posts. Thanks for saying! I self medicated as well. My dad probably had it too based on what my mom told me about him. It does run in families. With bi polar 2 you never really get manic in the normal sense; you’re just not depressed or less depressed. The meds are a mixed blessing, but better with than without.

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  10. Very informative post, Michael!

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  11. Insightful perspective – the notes definitely helped understanding

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  12. I can never tell if my comments go through with word press, so thank you for this!

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  13. I am so grateful to see someone write about a mental disease like bipolar II. I have many friends who are diagnosed (or should be – imho) with this, and I have suffered several severe depressions myself, so I know part of it. The fact that you paired the information with such a beautiful poem doesn’t make me less grateful! I love it!

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  14. Informative and insightful, I’ve learned a little more about this poetically and textually. Thank you for sharing this.

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  15. Mood swings are no fun. I’m thankful that my moods are much, much steadier than in some past years. On my Vine and Fig blog I’ve written a couple of posts concerning depression.

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    • Thanks Jim. I’ve been dealing with this since I can remember. the meds finally after trial and error have stopped most of the symptoms. There is a price with it though but in my case I’ll pay the piper. I’m glad you’ve got yours under control but remember the doctors are there to help.

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      • Yes, the doctors can be a great help. I think some people are too quick to turn to medical help, while others refuse medical help that they need. I have been on medicine, and have been helped by it. I’ve been on nearly none for the past year or two, and am doing well. I thank God for that. I usually let my wife tell me whether I need medicating, and she told me when I was over-medicated.

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      • With a good partner you can do anything.

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  16. amazing..

    your words are powerful.

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