Someone recently asked me, “What do you mean when you say you are a survivor of bipolar disorder?” I paused for a second. What does it mean?
I ended up responding with this, “I no longer exhibit the symptoms of bipolar disorder.“
I’ve been thinking about this conversation ever since.
Does not exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder mean that I no longer suffer from this illness?
Did my diagnosis match my symptomology in the first place?
This caused me to reflect back on the symptoms of bipolar disorder, which consists of fluctuation between a depressed state and a manic state.
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