Living in Da Nile

29. October 2017 health 1
Living in Da Nile

This observation involves my bi-polarized friend that was formally diagnosed professionally (by a doctor) as bipolar. It is a one-sided friendship. I am treated as the enemy, a scape goat, and taken for granted if I allow it. It is no ordinary relationship: A mother, daughter situation. I’m the mother watching my daughter being an enemy to herself.

The ideal role according to my own insight is to be a friendly bystander. Advice has not helped. Sneaky reverse psychology might work. However, all advice is unwelcome and is best avoided.

Every bipolar situation is as different as individuals. Frankly, I am not at fault. This girl was not born depressed.

The levels of bipolar are I and II with a milder form, Cyclothymia (*a).
My understanding is the disorder is about types of depression. To make it even more confusing, there is also unipolar depression (*b). Furthermore, there are Borderline Personality Disorders:

(*c) […] instability in relationships, efforts to avoid abandonment, identity disturbance, impulsivity, emotional instability, and chronic feelings of emptiness […].

References:

  • (*a)
    Types of Bipolar Depression – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
    http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=education_bipolar_types
  • (*b)
    Bipolar Depression vs. Unipolar Depression
    http://www.ulifeline.org/articles/399-bipolar-depression-vs-unipolar-depression
  • (*c)
    Boderline Personality Disorder Symptoms
    https://psychcentral.com/disorders/borderline-personality-disorder-symptoms/

1 thought on “Living in Da Nile”

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    Living In Da Nile on November 2, 2017 Reply

    My granddaughter is in my thoughts and prayers. It’s breaking my heart.

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