Recovery From Manic Depression ~ Patty Duke Quote


My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle. – PATTY DUKE

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When we suffer from mood disorders such as manic depression (aka Bipolar disorder) we want instant results from the hell in our brains. We want it NOW because the hell we live in is brutal to mind and body. Not to mention the high risk of suicide, but also the damage it does to us physically. We are at higher risks for many health ailments (high blood pressure being one), and have a shortened life span.

“Heart disease was the leading cause of death for each group.  After statistical adjustments were made for gender, race, education and marital  status, the greatest differences in cause of death between the two groups were seen in suicide, cancer, accidents, liver disease, and septicemia.” Psych Central

 In recent studies, those with chronic mental health issues (like Bipolar, Schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety) have reduced life span by approximately 6 years, permitting that the individual doesn’t take their own life.

Everything takes time whether  it is healing from physical pain, emotional pain, or practicing coping skills. It certainly does not happen over night.

So keep up the good fight my friends, and know that this life is like an adventure… it will take time to recover from Bipolar disorder, but it is worth the ride when you come out of the darkness.

9 thoughts on “Recovery From Manic Depression ~ Patty Duke Quote”

  1. I really enjoyed reading your blog! I couldn’t have said a lot of this better myself!! You are such an inspiration keep up the great work!!

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    1. Thank you Wildwillows! I am glad that you find inspiration here, my blog has evolved over the past year. I had started it when I was at my worst, then as I got healthy, it evolved. If you go through my archives, you will see what I mean. ♥

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  2. I liked reading this post. It is worth it and I wouldn’t give up my journey despite the bad time. I think that recovery gives new perspectives and something to be very proud of. Good on you.

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