Do you know when you get really really mad from a post on Facebook that you just want to scream? People are STILL telling people with bipolar disorder, the disorder I have and treat successfully with medication, that you can treat it with yoga and diet and freaking herbs. That medication will make you a “zombie.” Ummmm, yeah, if you take too much of it. If you take something that doesn’t agree with you. If your doctor is terrible. There is a clear difference to me between my life medicated and non-medicated. I’m not saying don’t go to yoga — go to yoga! Eat a great diet! Take herbs if you want! But please don’t tell people they don’t need meds!
Dropped out of five different colleges.
Dated terrrrrrible people.
Scared my family constantly — would I kill myself?
I wrote a book!
Got a dog.
Married a nice guy.
Earned an MFA.
Had a medicated pregnancy.
And now I’m a medicated mama! Thank you, science! So, no, Stacy-or-whatever-your-name-was… the answer isn’t diet. This is the best time in history to have bipolar disorder — because we have medication that treats it.