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It’s Time to Say Goodbye to ‘Bipolar Vida’

It’s Time to Say Goodbye to ‘Bipolar Vida’

As many of you know, I have just graduated from college, and it’s time for me to begin my journey into “Real Life.” I’m not quite sure what this means for me quite yet, but I can feel many, many changes coming my way, and that means a loss of stability – at least for awhile (Stability in Bipolar Disorder Requires Routine).

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What To Expect After a Bipolar Diagnosis

What To Expect After a Bipolar Diagnosis

I have always felt different from everyone else, alienated, alone. As a young child, I would react to things, even tiny things, in such intense ways, and I would look at other people and wonder: did they feel things this strongly, too? Did they fall to the ground crying when they saw a dead butterfly on the sidewalk? Or have sudden intrusive thoughts of swerving and crashing their car in a wall?

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About Alexa Poe, Author of the ‘Bipolar Vida’ Blog

About Alexa Poe, Author of the ‘Bipolar Vida’ Blog

I’m Alexa Poe – a 20-something student and mental health advocate, and the author of Colored Blue.

I experienced early onset bipolar II disorder at the age of 12, and was also diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder later. I have traveled a rough and winding road – years of trying dozens of medications and starting college with a mood disorder and severe anxiety. However, I have found effective medications over the course of my treatment, and I have been in therapy for a few years.

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