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Pisforpotato

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So recently, I updated everyone that I had been diagnosed with both bipolar disorder II and ADHD. I have been working with my psychiatrist and therapist to manage it, as well as being on a regular medication schedule. I completely agree with my psychiatrist that these are and have been the source of my problems all along. Once I started the medication for ADHD in conjunction with my other bipolar disorder medications, I have never felt better. However, for some reason, the ADHD diagnosis made me nervous, and I found it MUCH more difficult to tell my family and friends about it. I am definitely still learning a lot about myself and how to best care for myself and self-regulate, but I still have this irking feeling that I am being judged by those I’ve told. Does that make sense? I don’t know really anymore how to get over that feeling.

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    • saculnairda

      554d

      People will always judge those different to themselves whether consciously ot subconsciously, partially due to fear of the unknown or sometimes the ego takes over. Society as a whole has turned into a boasting vompetition. People are quick to post what they have to show off but are lesslikely to go give to someone who has less. It all ties together in the mind. The same principles apply.

    • saculnairda

      554d

      People will always judge those different to themselves whether consciously ot subconsciously, partially due to fear of the unknown or sometimes the ego takes over. Society as a whole has turned into a boasting vompetition. People are quick to post what they have to show off but are lesslikely to go give to someone who has less. It all ties together in the mind. The same principles apply.

    • Helvetiquette

      559d

      Uhhhhhhh - are we the same person? Bipolar gave me a framework to understand my cycling and emotions. But the ADHD diagnosis was a rollercoaster. It makes you recontextualize your entire life/childhood and explains so much in terms of why I always just felt like I was so bad at everything and had to try really hard just to feel like I was meeting the bare minimum. My mania was taking over unchecked to mask and compensate before I got that under control and when I peeled back that layer the ADHD left me feeling stupid and depressed, like I couldn’t do anything. I honestly think my bipolar kind of crystallized in my teen years as a result of the untreated and unrecognized ADHD.

    • tattoomama3

      568d

      If they want to judge you for being honest with them then just give them time to adjust and keep your distance

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