Oh my gosh! I think I may have just stumbled upon the jackpot. Someone on this site mentioned something that set off a major lightbulb in my head - "Cognitive Distortions". I looked it up on the internet and found a website that is really informative. It is www.mybipolarmood.net/cbt/htm For anyone who is wondering or has ever wondered why their loved one or themelves for that matter act the way they do there are some answers here. Apparantly there are 10 ways that the bipolar person distorts reality in their thinking.
There are many websites that deal with this concept, but I just had to let everyone know. I think this is big - it is for me anyway. Through therapy they are taught ways to gradually change their way of thinking so that their thinking and reasoning become more rational and normal. Meds and therapy together would be the way, I'm sure.
That's actually a big part of the Intensive Outpatient Program I was referred to after leaving the hospital. I've only been to one session so far, but from what my psychologist says it's been extremely effective in all of the cases she's seen.
Oh yes I'm quite familiar with these. I was introduced to these in basic psychology I think. And then many years ago I read that book which is simply amazing. I've used that knowledge in my life and found it effective. Thanks for sharing that. I tried to find that disorder related to the obsessive compulsive and could not find it at all. I may never, if I do come across it I'll post it because I think it does relate specifically to some of what we deal with in the way our spouses or SO's view us at times. It hit home to me anyway.
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