My stages of a bad episode -Normal, high, manic, psychotic, high…depression

The above have been my stages or types of episodes in order of sequence when an extremely bad episode appears. Luckily my last one was about 8 years ago and I hopefully won’t have anymore as I am now properly diagnosed, on the correct medications and able to nip any changes of my behaviour immediately. That is thanks to being trained well by my psychiatrist and being able to adjust my meds accordingly.

Previously after the above episodes, after a psychotic break and being hospitalised for 2 weeks, I would then be released into the care of family.

My next swing would be major depression. This could last from anywhere from 6 to 12 months until medication would take full effect and my mood disorder finally balanced.

Published by Melissa Mackay

Bipolar is an important topic for me as I have travelled through the highs and lows of this particular mental illness for just over 25 years now. Follow my journey from the past to present and hopefully some of you out there may gain some inspiration and come to the realisation....that it can be a positive and rewarding experience once you have learnt the tools of the trade...and enable you, or someone special in your life, to have a fruitful and rewarding life.

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