Before I get into bipolar disorder in women, let me say that bipolar disorder is challenging regardless of gender. However, both sides face different obstacles.
As a woman with bipolar disorder, I find emotional extremes are emphasized, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms are intensified to the point of debilitation, and there are stereotypes we deal with when it comes to relationships and life in general.
In this video, I share my experience as a woman with bipolar 2 disorder and go further into detail about the challenges we face.
I am hoping that this will inspire some men with bipolar to do a response video about the challenges they face. In society, we view men who deal with mental illness as weak, which keeps many of them from receiving treatment. I believe the community would like to hear a male perspective about these issues.
What are the challenges you face as a woman or man with bipolar disorder? Share your experience in the comment section or do a response video and send it into firstname.lastname@example.org. See you next week! Hannah
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MORE INFORMATION ON BIPOLAR DISORDER IN WOMEN
Bipolar Disorder in Women: It’s Different for Us | http://bit.ly/2zlDexF
Women and Bipolar Disorder | http://bit.ly/2zoeWD8
Stereotypes of Bipolar Women | https://youtu.be/NIuP1cMrLO0
Bipolar Disorder in Women: Gender Makes a Difference | https://youtu.be/vVMmJ-o8EA4
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