People with bipolar disorder have higher rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and regardless as to whether you have ADHD, people with bipolar disorder tend to think in ADHD-type ways. I’m sure this frustrates the people around us to no end, but I have to say, it frustrates me considerably more.
People with bipolar disorder are constantly trying to figure out what a “normal” and “reasonable” thought process and reaction would be in any given situation.
If we’re criticized at work we must be getting fired.
Everything feels like the end of the world (catastrophizing). If we have a disagreement with a friend they must hate us.I don’t know if that is common that people close by don’t stand up and say something, or not try to help more no matter how much it may hurt, but it sure feels like it!sorry gents – I’m getting confused with my “Robs” and “Roberts!Dealing with bipolar thoughts is a full-time gig and an exhausting one at that. Because if we don’t moderate our own thoughts and deal with them appropriately, we can’t hope to have healthy relationships with others.And if that happens then all those pesky catastrophes we worried needlessly about will have come true.