Dating a bipolar drug addict
And then there are all the distracted-, multi-tasking-type thoughts. If your brain automatically goes to a catastrophe situation and then becomes obsessed with it, it’s really tough to have a moderate response – even when it’s a moderate situation.
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.
But these other addictions, including drug, alcohol and gambling dependency, involve substances or activities with no necessary relationship to our survival.
For example, we can live normal and happy lives without ever gambling, taking illicit drugs or drinking alcohol.
This is not to say that we all think the same way; nevertheless, I do have some ideas on how people with bipolar disorder think that seem to stand out amongst the “normals.” Your average person may have obsessive thoughts, now and then, I don’t know, but what I do know is that people with bipolar disorder have obsessive thoughts a lot of the time.
These obsessive bipolar thoughts may be a repeating song from the radio, scenarios (such as a suicide scene) or a replaying of events (often negative ones), but obsessive thoughts seem to be the rule rather than the exception.
The same compulsive behavior that characterizes other addictions also is typical of sex addiction.Everything feels like the end of the world (catastrophizing). If we have a disagreement with a friend they must hate us.If we’re criticized at work we must be getting fired.And if that happens then all those pesky catastrophes we worried needlessly about will have come true. —————————————————————————————————————————————— Natasha Tracy is an award-winning writer, speaker and consultant from the Pacific Northwest. Have been trying to find something like this from so long.