YOUR CRAZY HABIT……is driving me crazy….

hiss – hiss – pause – sigh – hiss – chuckle

hiss – hiss – chuckle – pause – sigh – sigh

short laugh – hiss – hiss – chuckle – hiss

monologue – hiss – hiss – sigh – sigh – hiss

chuckle – sigh – hiss – hiss -short laugh – monologue

Bipolar or Schizophrenia? I can’t decide.

After spending 10 hours in the same space with someone doing the above for 7 straight hours, I am uncertain what their diagnosis should be. If all you are going to do more than half of the night is sigh, hiss – hiss, chuckle, short monologue (No! No!), laugh (creepy laugh) – without actual dialogue accompanying either of these actions, successfully keeping another person awake for a whole night, then you need help.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder causing unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. symptoms are severe but can be treated. Genetics, Brain structure & Functioning have been identified as responsible for this disorder. While symptoms may include extreme depression bordering on suicide or high excitement. They may have manic thoughts of harming themselves or committing suicide. Perhaps Boko Haram members are Bipolar. hmmmn

John Grohol, CEO of Psych Central says that schizophrenia is common in men than women and consists of hallucinations and delusions away from logical thought. There is no reasoning with such people as the opposite of logic is what their brain insists on. Perhaps, some of us can relate to this with the men around us (I didn’t say it!).

Fortunately, both are treatable and Grohol suggests Schizophrenia is less common than Bipolar disorder. If you feel or know anyone thinking of harming themselves, help by reporting somebody that can help immediately.

Be responsible – see a doctor. Do not allow your mental status affect people around you enough for them to look at you sideways. Mental illness can be managed with drugs and monitoring. If you take charge and are responsible for your health, illness is not going to dictate your life. Take your life back.

This is my opinion. What is your experience with mental illness?