Thank you so much again. I’m taking a leap of a guess by saying this, but I have a gut feeling that the dysphoric mania is what he’s been going through this past bad stint. I had no idea there was such a thing, but when you mentioned it just now and I have been reading about this on other sites; I can hear the loud clang of the pieces as they fall into place.
I think it’s been escalated by drug use. He’s been in detox and rehab all this time and that layer has been scarped back enough that they got to the bipolar diagnosis.
I can imagine the euphoria being addictive. Who wouldn’t want to feel that good as long and as often as they can. But he hasn’t been acting euphoric. I hate to say it, but he had been angry and scared and violent before he was hospitalized.
I can only imagine how awful the dysphoric mania might feel if it’s the opposite of the euphoric.
I feel very ashamed to admit this, but I better get use to admitting it, I am a tiny bit afraid of him now. I DEEPLY hope that his beating me up and other negative behavior was due to controllable factors. Maybe it’s silly of me, but I’m holding fast to the hope that his actions this past year was made of drugs. Take the drugs out of the picture and how can it not get better. I also hope I’m not being stupid about this.
I am and will always be open to new information and resources. Got to go work now.
@Wave, thank you again, and if I have other questions as I learn more, would it be Ok if I ask you?