posted on May, 25 2013 @ 04:25 PM
reply to post by jacygirl
reply to post by qualm91
reply to post by redoubt
I hope that I'm not too late for this party too
The common theme from these three posts is the seeming incompatibility of the person with the external harsh reality. I looked this up recently to
re-check certain definitions:
Bipolar Disorder : Causes: Environmental
Evidence suggests that environmental factors play a significant role in the development and course of bipolar disorder, and that individual
psychosocial variables may interact with genetic dispositions. There is fairly consistent evidence from prospective studies that recent life
events and interpersonal relationships contribute to the likelihood of onsets and recurrences of bipolar mood episodes, as they do for onsets and
recurrences of unipolar depression. There have been repeated findings that between a third and a half of adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder
report traumatic/abusive experiences in childhood, which is associated on average with earlier onset, a worse course, and more co-occurring disorders
such as PTSD. The total number of reported stressful events in childhood is higher in those with an adult diagnosis of bipolar spectrum disorder
compared to those without, particularly events stemming from a harsh environment rather than from the child's own behavior.
The suggestion of meditation rather than medication (when appropriate) has my endorsement. Becoming familiar with yourself in various states seems the
most desirable in my opinion.
For me it took the radical step of knowing my genius as a part of myself that I could interact with as if she were a separate individual. Compare the
etymology of the word Genius
and the word Daemon
. Then read this article concerning the use in
the Philip Pullman fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials
This seems to be the basis by which shamans are distinguished from others. I don't know how common this is.