Backpacking and Bipolar II. Taking Manic Depression on tour.
If you suspect yourself or someone you know, please have them do the following test. Instead of believing that “Everyone thinks like this.” instead operate under the assumption that this test yields accurate results and that comparison with any other people is a flawed approach.
That being the case – if you score highly, sit down and think of specific behaviours you exhibit that would support the results. Without the, quite frankly poor, technique of using other people as a datim – can you disprove the evidence offered by the result of the test? I say comparing yourself to others is useless because you can only know yourself. Nomattter how incisive your character judgements or how honest your friends – you do not know them like yourself.
I urge you to treat this disease seriously. It is a LIFE THREATENING ILLNESS. If you were diabetic you wouldn’t argue that you could do without insulin. Don’t be shortsighted, look after yourself. You are ultimately responsible, not your family, friends or doctor.
Yours in health