This is an excellent piece written by one of our members. I highly reccommend it to you.
Yes, Virginia. There are positives to living with Bipolar Disorder. A new study by Lancaster University has captured the views of people who report some highly-valued, positive experiences while living with the condition. I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to read an article that, for once, actually calls out some of the positives – and yes there are some – about this serious mental illness.
I do not believe I could have accomplished all I have without BP, and if there were an Off switch I wouldn’t press it. Without BP, my senses wouldn’t have been acute enough nor my cognition rapid enough to have realized all I have professionally. I’ve held the high-functioning professional job, at times found studying for the higher level qualifications simple and added impressive accomplishments to my resume. Bipolar has in many ways enhanced my life.
Of course, there is the flip side…
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