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Dealing with Hypomanias

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Abstract

I’ll discuss some of my experience as a person who had been through clinical depressions, clinical anxieties, hypomanias (= “below-manias”) and even a few manias, (and as a result probably has Mania-Depressia or “Bipolar disorder”) and how I deal with the various periods of “hypomania”, which I still have occasionally: periods of strong excitement and feelings of self-grandiosity.


Table of Contents

Introduction
Symptoms
Symptoms of Depression
Symptoms of Hypomanias
People I Know who Suffer from Depressions
Dealing with Clinical Depressions
Summary of Feeling Good
A Few Facts that Should Be Realised
Mentally Ill is not Eccentric
Some Bad Moods are OK
Drugs are not the most Effective Way to Treat Depressions
Clinical Depressions are neither Desirable nor Inevitable and Can be Overcome
Computer Developers and Anxieties
Some Advice from My Experience
Do Cognitive Exercises
Physical Exercise
Diet
Relaxation
Try to Perform Your Priorities
Write Down Your Thoughts
Be Honest
Maintain a Low Online Profile
Philosophy
Get some Relief for Your Condition
The Curse and the Blessing
Document Information
About the Author
Copyright
Thanks

Introduction

Have you ever entered a mood where you thought you were a bad person, that all your past achievements did not count and were bad? Did you find it difficult to perform many tasks that you could do normally, found it hard to concentrate, was flooded with bad thoughts, and had problems going to sleep? If so, you may have been clinically depressed, or clinically anxious. In addition, people who suffer from Mania-Depressia also known as “Bipolar disorder” (like me) also tend to get into opposite states called hypomanias or Manias. While “hypomania” contains the word “mania”, they are actually below-mania, and the person is still in control to some extent, and, with some awareness, may realise they are in a bad mental condition.

Clinical depressions are not everyday “I am depressed.” or “being down” depressions, but rather a feeling that one is bad, and being consumed with guilt, with a tendency of being less communicative and less able to perform one’s responsibilities.

I probably have Mania-Depressia (or “Bipolar disorder”) because I had a single “Great Mania” and a few shorter manias, because I have frequent Hypomanias, and because I had some periods of clinical depressions and clinical anxieties. So I’m writing about this from experience.

One should note that one swallow does not make a spring. Some people had a few clinical depressions at certain points, and have since led happy, normal lives. An example for this are Postpartum depressions which happen to some women after giving birth to a child, but there are other cases.