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   Posted 7/4/2007 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
how and why does bipolar disorder have such and impact on school and work performance?

olivia of course
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   Posted 7/4/2007 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the HW family, I hope you find the support that you're lookig for here.  Below you will find links that are helpful and answer the questions that you need answered.

Symptoms such as below make it diffucukt for the average person

  • Increased energy, activity, and restlessness
  • Excessively "high," overly good, euphoric mood
  • Extreme irritability
  • Racing thoughts and talking very fast, jumping from one idea to another
  • Distractibility, can't concentrate well
  • Little sleep needed
  • Unrealistic beliefs in one's abilities and powers
  • Poor judgment
  • Spending sprees
  • A lasting period of behavior that is different from usual
  • Increased sexual drive
  • Abuse of drugs, particularly cocaine, alcohol, and sleeping medications
  • Provocative, intrusive, or aggressive behavior
  • Denial that anything is wrong

    With these symtoms it makes difficult for the average BP person to function.  From my experience I get mixed-states and when I am in that states I am very disoriented and barely do much.  I have rage issues which comes out before I have a macic state.  I get the racing thought, and spending free with the money I barely have.  I sleep less than 3 hours or less.  Sometimes I go with no sleep for days (which I do recoment at anyone) I get in that state, and it's all about me.  The world arounf me may fall apart, yet still it is all about me.

    I hope these are helpful.  Sorry for the long post.  yeah

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       Posted 7/4/2007 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
    no it wasnt too long, thanks for the reply

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       Posted 7/5/2007 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
    I think bipolar makes everything a lil harder.
    I start school in the fall and am hoping I can pull it off. I also have ADHD and Crohns so that doesnt help much. On the plus side I have applied for different funding options availble to me.
    Are you having a hard time in school ? hang in there. Olivia as always seems to have something very good to write, hooray for Olivia !
    im a professional... on an amateur level !

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