It takes time, but you can recover from bipolar disorder symptoms and realize that your symptoms do not define who you are. You can recover, bring bipolar disorder into remission, and can do so by develop coping strategies, and creating a new lifestyles, so that your bipolar symptoms no longer manifest themselves as intensely as they may have in the past. Your mind can heal itself, and you can take practical steps along that road.
Marc Zimmerman, MD, an associate professor of psychiatry at Rhode Island University, reaffirms the assertion of misdiagnosis of bipolar disorder in his study, " Bipolar Disorder Overdiagnosed ".
50. Persevere - Don’t Give Up! There are not “fast cures” or “miracle drugs” for bipolar disorder. No drug is a panacea for bipolar disorder. It takes time, perseverance, commitment, patience, and hard work, and often times the help of others to overcome bipolar disorder or any mental health disorder. If you are suicidal , talking to someone you trust can be helpful, and professional counsel is often a necessity. Moreover, prayer, exercise, and communication can help you regain your strength and motivation. Talking to a minister, a friend, teacher, and/or professional can help you keep going during a crisis. Most of all, don’t isolate yourself, keep reasonably busy in positive and productive activity.