Tag Archives: associations

Rainbow Connection makes me feel anxious. Memories, bipolar, PTSD.

My name is Xanthe Wyse and my Facebook pages are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and PTSD. I am currently in a mixed episode. I was feeling really anxious after listening to Rainbow Connection (Kermit then Sarah McLachlan). It’s because it’s connected to trauma memories for me.… Read More »

Patterns and associations. Creative minds, bipolar, PTSD.

Hi, I’m Xanthe and my pages on Facebook are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. I also have a creative mind. Both visual and analytical. My brain works very hard because I notice links and associations in everything. I have difficulty with short-term memory… Read More »

Magical thinking and associations with bipolar mania and hypomania.

Diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Currently hypomania after trigger (losing close friend). In this video, I tell you just some of the many links in associations my brain has made in just one day during hypomania. When I am manic, my mind believes in it more. I am on meds to… Read More »

Music, writing, painting to process trauma. Bipolar, PTSD.

I have bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (my presentation involves mostly shutting down intense emotions which all erupt out when I’m manic). I listen to music that fits my mood, themes, memories. If I feel emotional in some way, I will listen to the song on repeat while I do something to express… Read More »

Bipolar Disorder, Trauma and Memory

I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). I have difficulty with short-term memory and this becomes extreme when I am manic or depressed. Like, I could not remember if I just swallowed medication when I was being treated for a mania episode. One time I was sent to hospital… Read More »