I believe (although I am not positive) that many know a lot about the depressive side of bipolar but not as much about the manic side. Here is a great explanation of mania.
Originally posted on In the Pursuit of Happiness:
Started my new meds. My Pysch progress report would read, “Mania is gone and by all measures depression seems to have lifted”. This is progress and I should be happy, the medication has shown some success in balancing out my life. But, I miss my mania. I say MY mania, because I imagine to each person there’s something independentlypersonal about it.
I miss my mania because she came unexpected, crept into my life with her new perspective, different from the old drudge of depression. She brought with herenergy.
I finally had the physical energy to formulate an exercise plan so I could achieve my long time goal of getting back into shape and losing weight. Every day I worked out for at least an hour, sometimes longer as I pumped music and lost track of time, lost myself to this new discipline.
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