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Old 03-24-2010, 08:25 PM   #1
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Does bipolar go into remission?

I have been told that I have bipolar disorder with persecutorial delusions.

I have been told that I am currently in a state of remission.

I have been told that my condition is periodic.

I have been told that my condition is seasonal.

I don't think that any of this is fact.

The fact that I have learnt about bipolar disorder is that it is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. This chemical imbalance is not able to be righted by the body and so must be corrected by medication. This is why there is no cure for bipolar, just treatment and control of the symptoms.

Therefore how can the condition go into remission?

Remission means that the body suffers from an ailment for a period of time and then overcomes it. The body is then well again and the person is in remission of the particular ailment.

Can someone please explain to me how I am supposed to be in remission of an ailment that the body cannot overcome on its own and medication must be a permanent feature in the individuals daily routine?

I am not on medication. I haven't been since 2008. According to the Drs my last episode of bipolar was in late 2007.

Thanks

JJSalt

 
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