The Excessive Labeling of Our Bipolar Emotions

The excessive labeling of our bipolar emotions, emotions related to bipolar disorder, can take away the joy of living. Here’s what I mean by that.

One of the significant challenges I faced after being diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder was learning the ‘correct’ way to feel. It seemed that every emotion, idea or feeling I had was labeled as either good or bad. Unfortunately, it always leaned more towards the wrong side.

The excessive labeling of our bipolar emotions leads to not enough living. These are not labels related to bipolar stigma, but rather the labeling of our normal feelings and behaviors; the parts of bipolar disorder we tag as depression, hypomanic or manic.

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