Why are bipolar people big liars

People who have bipolar disorder don't lie more often

There's no evidence that people who have bipolar disorder should lie more often. However, family and friends often make this assumption.

Bipolar disorder often means that sick people experience the world differently than people in their social environment. This is why many also suspect that people who have to endure bipolar disorder also lie more often. To adapt and to keep your true feelings and perceptions in the dark. Because they fear that their feelings might seem too strange for those around them. But this assumption has not been proven. Affected patients often perceive the lie to be their reality. Especially children of sick parents need special help here. So that their development is not damaged.

 

Bipolar disorder, pointed stories and lies

Bipolar disorder encourages affected people to regularly tell stories in exaggerated form, which others then interpret as lies. However, it must also be the case that what is being told corresponds to reality. Because the story then corresponds to how it reminds the sick person of special situations.

In a manic phase, hectic statements can also appear like lies. Then people with bipolar disorder say things thoughtlessly. And later they cannot remember it.

In summary, it can be said that people with bipolar disorder opt for an adapted reality on the one hand. To hide her mental disorder. On the other hand, lies happen because they perceive the falsehood to be completely real. In any case, lies or alternative facts are also a major challenge for doctors when treating patients with bipolar disorder.

 

The prognosis of how treatment will affect people with bipolar disorder.

Basically, the goal of any treatment for patients with bipolar disorder is to get all symptoms to go away completely. Because it should be possible for patients again to be able to restore their ability to relate both in their family and in their private lives. This also applies to the job. Because very often the disease affects the ability to work. For a more favorable further course of the disease, early therapy also helps.

On the medical side, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders have long been classified as paradigmatic for uncontrollable, mostly chronic disease processes. There was stigma and marginalization among the patients with these diseases. However, drug developments over the last few decades have revolutionized the therapeutic options for both groups of diseases.

 

Realistic view of the treatment

Despite all the progress of our time, a realistic assessment of the actual living situation of those affected is important. No irresponsible and irredeemable hopes of healing should be promised. Because most patients who suffer from bipolar disorder usually need lifelong therapy.


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