Having an eating disorder make managing mental health very difficult – especially when you need medication. Read about Erin’s struggles recovering from bipolar disorder and how she copes now.
- Eating disorders (our wiki, dissociative-identity-disorder.net/wiki/ED)
- Demi Lovato: ‘If people really knew how dark my struggles got…’ (andthemoonseesall.wordpress.com)
- Dissociative Identity Disorder (traumaanddissociation.wordpress.com)
- My 100 Strengths, as Said by a Group of Dissociative Trauma Survivors (discussingdissociation.com)
- Mental health related to trauma (traumaanddissociation.wordpress.com)
- Mental Illness, self harm and the road to recovery (traumaanddissociation.wordpress.com)
- DID terms: I am not a label (traumaanddissociation.wordpress.com)
I don’t write much about my struggle with bipolar disorder on the blog, I believe partly because its a newer and less familiar diagnosis of mine (compared to my 13 year struggle with eating disorders/body image/food). I was diagnosed during my sophomore year of college (2010). Prior to being diagnosed I thought my mood changes were at least semi normal. Being in college I initially used the mania to my advantage not sleeping and becoming hyper vigilant/obsessed with school and my grades. During the times of great depression I withdrew from the world into my bed for days. The only person who really saw how bad it was was my roommate and as she tried to help and pushed her away. During this time I was attempting to work on eating disorder recovery but just as my moods fluctuated my behaviors did as well.
As my doctors/treatment providers become more…
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