Cynthia's review of An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
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Nov 12, 2008 10:52AM
One of my best friends is bipolar. We have lunch every week and over the years she has never really been able to explain what it feels like. She is on medication that control it so maybe that also dims the memory of the moods.
Nov 12, 2008 04:14PM
Being a nurse, I have taken care of bipolar patients and when they are in a manic state - Wow, it must be beautiful until the anxiety and panic sets in. It is too bad there is not a chemical or injection to allow others to experience this state (without the alternate depression and anxiety.) I have had so many try to describe it as if it is orgasmic and even more. A pure ecstatic feeling beyond euphoria. But the other side of bipolar is horrible and sad.
That is an interesting observation regarding the meds dimming the memory. I am sure they do, so the patient won't remember the beauty of it so they will continue to take the meds.
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