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Hi! This is the first time I have posted on this forum. I have bipolar disorder. I know everyone has a different experience when it comes to this mental disorder, but I was wondering if anyone else experienced this. When manic, I have done and said some terrible things to people. I feel incredibly guilty after the fact and was wondering if anyone else suffered from extreme guilt due to things they have said or done when they felt as though they couldn't control their impulses? For instance, one Christmas I was manic and absolutely ruined my family's day. I was just so horrible to be around. I won't go into what exactly happened, but every year when Christmas comes around I feel tremendously guilty and depressed after that one year. Does anyone else feel this way? If so, how do you get over that guilt? And if you never really do, how do you cope with it?
 
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how do you get over that guilt?
simple; you redeem yourself. if you steal 10$ from someone then feel guilty that guilt should drive you to return the 10$. and also remind you never to do it again. same thing goes for anything else you feel guilty about. i try to avoid people when im in those moods. also i use music to occupy the brain.
 
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I have done so many worse things my friend while using drugs and alcohol which exacerbated my mania. I said unthinkable things to friends and family and humiliated myself in social media to the point of being blocked and unfollowed by many. I am crippled by shame and guilt now. Your not alone
 
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I have done so many worse things my friend while using drugs and alcohol which exacerbated my mania. I said unthinkable things to friends and family and humiliated myself in social media to the point of being blocked and unfollowed by many. I am crippled by shame and guilt now. Your not alone
Thank you for responding. It is nice to hear that I am not the only one.
 
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simple; you redeem yourself. if you steal 10$ from someone then feel guilty that guilt should drive you to return the 10$. and also remind you never to do it again. same thing goes for anything else you feel guilty about. i try to avoid people when im in those moods. also i use music to occupy the brain.
I don't feel like it is very simple. I understand the concept behind "redeeming" yourself may seem simple, but when I experience really bad manic episodes, it is difficult to control myself. Sometimes it feels impossible to stop myself from saying or doing something.
 
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