This is well documented. Many with bipolar feel fantastic when manic. Invincible. Powerful. Energetic. They feel great while driving everyone around the bonkers because they are so over the top and annoying in that state (keeping it real). Most family of those with bipolar don't like the highs anymore than the lows. It's also dangerous. This is when people take risks that are dangerous and often don't care well for themselves or others. Depression is also dangerous. This is when suicide happens. Bipolar is a mental health condition that when someone is at either end of it, it is problematic for themselves and those in their life. That's why seeking the help of a psychiatrist to stay balanced in the middle is essential. And depression is not caused by harming others It's again, a mental heath disorder caused by our body's chemistry. Now, I AM glad you feel pretty good. And I DO think people throw around the word bipolar to those who don't have it freely these days and that is unfortute. And if your life is going very well for you and there is no reason to change, don't change. good luck
I really think its made up to make amazing gifted people feel deficient. I dont have a problem managing my moods. I dont understand this allusion towards a loss of control. I found ways to deal with it. This has 0ccurred throughout history then suddenly, its a disorder? I dont have a disorder and I'm extremelyy bipolar. I dont take medication. I just find ways to deal with it. We are using way more of our brain than 'normal' people. I think thats great. I love the feeling.
some people benefit from mild mania. but many people have either extreme mania or severe depression (or both) and , for them, bipolar is a painful devastating condition.