Moods and different disorders

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Mayo Clinic describes the mood swings of bipolar disorder:

“Mood: mood swings, sadness, elevated mood, anger, anxiety, apathy, apprehension, euphoria, general discontent, guilt, hopelessness, loss of interest, or loss of interest or pleasure in activities.”

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My two cents: Ptsd sufferers experience all these moods except for the euphoria. I guess we are just polar.

Childhood abuse makes euphoria very rare. Manic is a mental state I am unfamiliar with.

Rudid96 somatic therapist told him, “Live the latter portion of life with integrity. “

That’s some abstract doo-doo, what the hell does that mean?

If we suffer from PTSD we lack integrity? Not a road I would travel down.

I do not see the connection, I fight like hell to get out of pain.

Integrity and Ptsd: we already have a tough time with self-image, so equating healing to integrity seems a bad judgment, in my opinion.

integrity is a label, a judgment.

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6 responses to this post.

  1. I agree with you about emotions. We sufferers have beat down our emotions as a pain reliever until the ability to feel has atrophied. In regard to integrity, I see this idea differently. By experience I know we are quick to feel judgement. Even where none was meant. Sometimes the comment is simply a sharing of truth. I think living a life of integrity means living with healthy choices on how to conduct ourselves. Honesty is healthier than dishonesty. I know this is the one area of integrity we struggle with most. We lie to others (I’m fine) but most of all we lie to ourselves. Partly to avoid pain but mostly because we believe the lies of our abusers and they run on an endless loop in our heads. I’m working on trying to change this. Consciously recognizing the times where I’ve taken insult and accepted rejection where none was meant. Baby steps, but it is making a positive difference.

  2. Very insightful

    I agree with almost all of it

    I can live with integrity and suffer like crazy with my ptsd

    I am honest, make pretty good choices

    How does integrity work with ptsd

    I agree

    I’m working on trying to change this. Consciously recognizing the times where I’ve taken insult and accepted rejection where none was meant. Baby steps, but it is making a positive difference.

    Ptsd is still raging from intrusive thoughts and trigger and spotting danger

  3. Our efforts do make a difference I agree

    Seems Ptsd is frustrating fir me right now

    I get tired of the war

    I have just been taking baby steps for over a decade and seems lots more inside

  4. I’ve been thinking about your response and there is so much in my mind to say that I think I will lay it out in a blog post if that’s ok, since you’ve found my blog. I’ve been wanting to post about this anyway but didn’t have the right opening somehow.

  5. Hey you have insight into this

    And integrity is abstract

    My mood swings lately eat up a lot of time and energy

    A waste of life

    Emotions drain us

    Whatever can calm this down I am all for it

  6. Great, I’ll write a post tonight and give you the link. Or you could follow me and get notifications. Either way, I’ll let you know.

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