posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 06:04 PM
I thought I was bipolar til I figured it was alcoholism. One day I was spinning out of control crying to my sponsor about being psychotic. Had about
5-6 weeks in AA. He said...you arent psychotic...you are neurotic and have alcoholism. He has always said that alcoholics go up and down alot.
So I went and looked up neurosis...
...anxiety, sadness or depression, anger, irritability, mental confusion, low sense of self-worth, etc., behavioral symptoms such as phobic avoidance,
vigilance, impulsive and compulsive acts, lethargy, etc., cognitive problems such as unpleasant or disturbing thoughts, repetition of thoughts and
obsession, habitual fantasizing, negativity and cynicism, etc. Interpersonally, neurosis involves dependency, aggressiveness, perfectionism, schizoid
isolation, socio-culturally inappropriate behaviors, etc
Cant imagine why the pharmaceutical companies and scholars took neurotic/neurosis out of the DSM4 >> $$$$$
Bipolar is kinda the cadillac of mental disorders nowadays. Psychiatrists hand it out like candy.
Besides in this day and age with the world and our culture being the way it is...it's more than likely perfectly normal to be neurotic and have these