Now that is just stupid.
I am sorry. I’m not sure I can follow through with this one.
I’m just staring at the screen trying to figure out exactly how this relates to Bipolar disorder.
I mean what the hell?
First of all, there is that “mind” word again.
It is not in our minds! It is in our brains! The mind is NOT an ORGAN. But anyway been there blogged that.
This term is just such a stigma driver
It cuts us off at the ankles before we can even enter the race.
How can we be taken seriously when this term basically implies that we are glorified moody people?
I actually find this insulting. I am offended.
This isn’t even OUR word.
Think about it?
How do people use the word “mood” out there in the world?
“I’m in such a bad mood.”
“She’s so moody.”
“I’m not in the mood.”
“You ruined my mood.”
“My mood has improved.”
Maybe they WOULD like to say they have disordered moods.
I can see it now….
“sigh, My mood is so disordered today…”
Nonbipolars use the word “mood” all the time to describe themselves as feeling crappy or to complain about the attitude of another person. Or to say they are feeling great. That is the experience of “mood” out there in normal society. They have moods too. It makes sense that they think they understand our moods.
So having a “mood” disorder really just seems lame.
Can’t normal people have a disordered moods too?
I mean what if they are so cranky they fight with their spouse and immerse themselves in their video games?
That seems like it could be called a disordered mood to me.
What if they get so pissed off that someone cuts them off while driving that they swear and give them the finger?
What if their boyfriend brakes up with them and they eat a pint of ice-cream and cry?
What defines a normal mood?
Are those disordered moods or are those normal?
I guess all “moods” are normal except for Depression and Mania……..
DEPRESSION AND MANIA ARE NOT “MOODS”
They are neither a “state of mind” nor an “emotion”
We use the word “mood states” for them but that is just sort of all they have given us for now. It doesn’t mean it is an accurate term.
This dinky mood word helps nothing
Why wouldn’t the nonbipolars think they know what we go through?
And why wouldn’t they think that we could just adjust our attitude and do yoga like they did?
Why would people take us seriously with that kind of name?
It is a stupid name.
It puts me in a bad mood.
a disordered mood
But when we’re manic or depressed…
Um…. it’s not the mood that’s disordered.
(say it with me)
IT. IS. THE. BRAIN.