I don't think a ten year old would understand the ramifactions of what bipolar or odd is nor would they really care. Your daughter will be going through puberty soon. Her hormones are changing. Before you load her up with herbs and spices bring her to a pediatric psyciatrist for a proper evaluation.View Thread
I've felt like this before. I had a vasectomy because I wouldn't allow myself to pass this on to a child. That was a long time ago and there are things I have learned since. I may feel like you are describing again someday but I try not to focus too far ahead or too much on the past; only on what I can control in the present. Here is something that is backed by research and well-known by us. For as angry, impatient, and impulsive as we can get at times we can also be incredibly empathic, altruistic, sympathetic. They say that one of the reasons this can be explained is because persons like us have experienced "polar" opposites and we understand the highs and lows. There are also many books written about creativity and bipolar disorder. It took me more than two years to accept this disorder. I hope for your sake it doesn't, because there are a lot of great people in this world who have left a place in history and as a whole we are better off because of them.
Perhaps I phrased this wrong. It would probably be different for everyone. After a certain date, under certain conditions, it is revisable if both doctors are in agreement. In my case, I released both docs of any liability financial or otherwise. I phrased it along the lines of by signing this they are not obligated to abide, but it is my wish for them to do so. The main objective is that if either / both / one of the two, deems me outside normal limits I cannot take back my right for them to disclose information to the other doctor and my parents. I could ask for them back and tear it up, but I made sure both made copies that were placed outside of my file(s) and then had my dad keep a master in his safe. Legally, it can't be beaten. When I drafted it, it was kind of fun because it was like playing a game of chess against myself. I had to make sure it was bulletproof and it was tricky, because I had to account for all potential scenarios, condense it to a page and make it as obscure for them as possible so they had all the wiggle room while simultaneously binding me quite strictly. Make no mistake though, if I were to ever go manic (full-blown) not hypo, I would be on some top secret mission and would trust no-one. This document is more of a stop-loss to prevent a full blown hospitalization that would require restraints and so forth.View Thread
No, I'm not talking about the one's that include death. About a year ago, looking back at one of the major problems with my prior cycle and all previous cycles was that occassionally when I would go in to a hypo-mania and always when I would become manic was my distrust in those who were trying to help me most. As a result, I would revoke both my therapist and psychiatrists ability to speak with one another and my parents. This not only took a heavy toll on them parents/friends, it made it difficult on my doctors and it prolonged the time it took me to return to health without the essential communication. So, while I was stable I drafted a form that would be able to legally over-ride any such doctors forms if any 'party' were to deem me outside the confines of 'relative-stability'. It is purposefully ambiguous and provides instructions as to my wishes in the event A, B, C, etc. should occur.View Thread
This almost sounds too good to be true. An all encapsulating book that solves / addresses all problems. One issue or problem that I have with this is that every individual with bipolar is unique and it would be quite difficult to do something like this. I do wish you the best of luck with your business venture but this sounds like a scheme to grab a few bucks quick. In addition, I know of very few individuals who live with bipolar disorder who not only successfully have it under control within two years but then also have the time to write and coordinate the printing with a reputable publisher.View Thread