Tag Archives: mania

Patterns and connections with bipolar and PTSD

My name is Xanthe & I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). There are some indicators that my mood is a bit ‘off’ as I’ve had an increase in seeing patterns in everything and didn’t sleep. Didn’t sleep because muscles aching and also because my brain working overtime.… Read More »

Triggered into euphoric high mood with PTSD and bipolar disorder

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I vlog about my lived experience with bipolar disorder & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I have various different things that can happen when I am triggered from trauma. I can shutdown, go into fight/flight hyperarousal (which may include anger – rare for me), or I may become extremely distressed or… Read More »

Synchronicity painting, managing bipolar mania with PTSD, purpose to keep going

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been sharing what helps me manage bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. Along the way, I have been creating from my room (where I spend most of my time). I never get bored. I always have something I want to do which gives me meaning… Read More »

Synchronicity painting in progress. Sedated mania with PTSD. Painting is meditation for me.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder. Past few weeks, my mood has been elevated (starting with increased anxiety). Have been hypomanic. Past few days been having mania symptoms. Have a temporary meds adjustment including heavy sedation to sleep but I still can’t… Read More »

Managing mental health during pandemic. Bipolar mania, anxiety, irritability, medications. PTSD.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. I am a bit irritable in this video (at a fly mainly) when I am usually relatively unflappable. I have been more elevated that usual with my mood (manic symptoms) so have started a temporary medication… Read More »

Bipolar hypomania with shutdown emotions from PTSD. Anger with elevated moods.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder (on meds), post-traumatic stress disorder (in therapy) and social anxiety disorder. I am hypomanic in this video and also recent videos. I am also sedated in this video as I was starting to go manic past few days. I have been having… Read More »

Confident dance – bipolar elevated mood after triggered PTSD. Mania attitude & hypoarousal.

TW: sex toy My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. My mood has been hypomanic lately and starting to go into mania so I have had a temporarily medication adjustment after this video to help calm things down as the intense energy… Read More »

Triggered PTSD – movement helps discharge hyperarousal energy & reduce anxiety

TW: mention of rape My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. I use music and movement to help me discharge the hyperarousal energy when triggered with PTSD. I usually have shutdowns with PTSD, but sometimes I also go into fight/flight. Vigorous movement (usually… Read More »

Bipolar mania lingerie dance – processing trauma PTSD creative storytelling

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I made this video during a bipolar mania episode. It’s improvised expressive dance. I realised that I was wearing my glasses, so started again as I wanted the glasses to symbolise the girl who was a nerd… Read More »

Processing trauma by smashing symbolic objects in bipolar mania episode

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1 with full mania and depression) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I made this video during a mania episode. I processed trauma in many creative ways. This was one of them. It was very intense and I am not on meds to… Read More »

Processing trauma (PTSD) using dance & movement during bipolar mania episode.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. This video is from a bipolar mania episode 3 years ago. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Music and movement to music helped me cope with the extreme anxiety plus it helped me process the trauma and express what I couldn’t feel (because… Read More »

The axe, the knife, the fishnet stocking. Peculiar PTSD processing during bipolar mania episode.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am finally seeing a trauma psychologist and I am also on meds to help reduced severity of the bipolar, but I do most of my processing creatively, even if it looks strange to others. I have… Read More »

Bipolar mania with PTSD. Processing trauma, overcoming trigger of sound of hammers.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1 with full mania and depression), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. Childhood presentation of PTSD which includes shutting down intense emotions (which tend to come out in mania). Here I was in a bipolar mania episode – calm yet hyperaroused.… Read More »