My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle.— Patty Duke
Famous Manic Depression quotations
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.
You know how most illnesses have symptoms you can recognize? Like fever, upset stomach, chills, whatever. Well, with manic depression, it's sexual promiscuity, excessive spending, and substance abuse - and that just sounds like a fantastic weekend in Vegas to me!
When you are mad, mad like this, you don't know it.
Reality is what you see. When what you see shifts, departing from anyone else's reality, it's still reality to you.
Stress, anxiety, and depression are caused when we are living to please others.
The first person who ever told me that happiness was work was this manic-depressive artist I knew when I was in my 20s. I was like, 'What are you talking about? Happiness just happens. That's even the root of that word. How could it be work?
The world of manic depression is a world of bad judgment calls.
I learned that I suffered from bipolar II disorder, a less serious variant of bipolar I, which was once known as manic depression. The information was naturally frightening; up to 1 in 5 people with bipolar disorder will commit suicide, and rates may even be higher for those suffering from bipolar II.
If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.
Manic depression's touching my soul. I know what I want, but I just don't know how to go about getting it.
Every now and then I hear voices in my head, but not very clear.
I can't understand what they are saying. It's a mental illness. I have been diagnosed as a manic depressive.
I suffer from manic-depressive disorder, and I've chosen not to take medication for it. Because of that, every once in a while I go through manic episodes and really depressed episodes.
If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.
I don't know what other singers feel when they articulate lyrics, but being an 18-karat manic-depressive and having lived a life of violent emotional contradictions, I have an overacute capacity for sadness as well as elation.
I wish I had never got manic depression.
When I was in junior high, I didn't know what was the matter with me. It was as if I'd died or something. Now that I go to a clinic and get the right kind of medicine, I am not as depressed as I used to be.
I finally came to terms with manic depression and lithium.
I've taken lithium regularly for the past few years and have had no further bouts with manic depression.
There's no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.
Manic depression distorts moods and thoughts, incites dreadful behaviors, destroys the basis of rational thought, and too often erodes the desire and will to live.
I'm a happy-go-lucky manic-depressive.
It does get very deep and dark for me, and it gets scary at times when I feel I can't pull out of it. But I don't consider myself negative-negative. I'm positive-negative.
Even a manically depressed robot is better to talk to than nobody.
The seeds of will never take root in a grateful heart!
I have had manic-depressive illness, also known as bipolar disorder, since I was 18 years old. It is an illness that ensures that those who have it will experience a frightening, chaotic and emotional ride. It is not a gentle or easy disease.
Bipolar disorder, manic depression, depression, black dog, whatever you want to call it, is inherent in our society. It's a product of stress and in my case over-work.
I feel like schizoid is a precursor to schizophrenia or manic depression.
I feel like I'm manic. I have parts of schizoid, parts of Asperger's. I'm a smorgasbord of neuroses.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality
When you're depressed, you know, it's like the world has ended.
Even getting out of bed takes the most massive amount of effort. But when you're manic, oh, it's so addicting. You know, I have finished novels in two weeks in manic stages.
Homicide central, East New York, Where the manic-depressive psycho murderers stalk
You can have manic-depression without having an ounce of creativity.
Work ethic and this determination is all part of escaping the depressive side.
Of course I'm manic depressive, maybe not to the degree that Exley was, but I think all writers are. There are highs and lows. Look at David Foster Wallace.
I am a rapid-cycling manic-depressive, bi-polar one disorder, which means I can have thirty or forty episodes a year, and I used to have thirty to forty episodes a year.
At the top of the cycle you write policies for everybody, no matter how bad, and at the bottom you cancel everybody, no matter how good. It's a manic-depressive cycle.
If you're manic-depressive and you're functioning in this world and doing it all well, I think, wow, you should be proud of being able to say, this is what I'm getting through right now.
If you're in this business, like any high-stakes business, the highs and lows can make you a manic-depressive person, if you weren't that way to start with. 'Cause it's just so crazy on your psyche. A lot of it has to do with people thinking they're greater than someone else.
I spoke so much about being a manic-depressive.
I want to bring everyone back to my earliest memories of this companion of mine. Some people call this companion I have an ailment, or worse a terrible nightmare from which some people cannot awaken. I know that I have nothing to be ashamed of. I have nothing that should garner a stigma.
Remember that the stock market is manic-depressive.
Evidence is strongly suggesting Bipolar Disorder - previously known as Manic Depression - may be dramatically increasing in modern society.
Just saying no to drugs is like just saying cheer up to a manic depressant
Manic depressives have all the luck; they soar between crashes. The best us regular depressives can do is battle our way up to normal every now and then.
Being a mathematician is a bit like being a manic depressive: you spend your life alternating between giddy elation and black despair.
I have not been an easygoing guy. I think it's called bipolar manic depression. I've got a rich history of that in my family.
Selling your apartment in New York is like dating a manic-depressive.
. you get used to cycles of elation and despondency. Every time someone would come to see the apartment, there was the thrill of the date. You want to be presentable, so you clean the place up, make sure it smells good, put on some mood lighting and mellow music.
But money spent while manic doesn't fit into the Internal Revenue Service concept of medical expense or business loss. So after mania, when most depressed, you're given excellent reason to be even more so.