Meet the Superpower: Bipolar affective disorder with psychosis features

Hello Readers,

Thank you, Joanne, for sharing your superpower with me and answering my questions. Just a little cheat sheet from the NHS website bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that affects your moods, which can swing from 1 extreme to another. It used to be known as manic depression. While psychosis causes people to perceive or interpret things differently from those around them. Psychosis lovingly combines hallucinations and delusional thinking and can cause severe distress.

What is your superpower? Bipolar affective disorder with psychosis features

What does that mean? It means I have episodes of high and low mood with psychosis sprinkled in there for fun. Like hearing voices and thinking things that aren't true.

When did you get your superpower? Oct 2020

Something people don’t know about your superpower? 1/3 with it kill themselves

One stereotypical thing that everyone thinks about your superpower? It's just mood swings

What annoys you about having a superpower? I'm going to have it forever and sometimes the voices get so loud I can't concentrate on what people are saying. Delusions are very confusing and disorienting.

What picks you up on a days when your superpower isn’t so super? Hanging out with my dog

What’s one thing you wish people knew about your superpower? I have it forever and I can't help it when I'm having an episode or hearing voices.

What’s one thing you wish you knew about your superpower when you got it? Lithium will save you

What extras are in your hospital grab bag? Felt tip pens, notebook and clothes

Did it help you develop a “sick” sense of humour? Lol yeah for sure (2/2 so far)


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