A Personal Roadmap
- + for mania, - for depression
- +/- 3 may require an out-patient day program but does not necessarily require removal from my normal surroundings.
- +/- 4 requires an out-patient day program, removal from my normal surroundings, and possibly a brief hospitalization. At this level I have not totally lost contact with reality.
- +/-5 requires a period of hospitalization, removal from my normal surroundings, followed by an out-patient day program. At this level I have lost contact with reality.
Mood swing indicates a transition of mood from one pole to the other. Religious, faith healing, and work, indicate episodes initiated by the triggers discussed in "Figure Your Trigger."
|Jan 72||-4||12 weeks||none||hospital, ECT|
|May 72||-4||4 weeks||none||hospital|
|May 75||-3||1 week||none||none|
|Jan 77||-3||1 week||none||none|
|Mar 77||+3||2 weeks||mood swing||none|
|Jan 78||-4/+4||2 weeks||none||day program|
|Feb 78||-4||4 weeks||none||day program
|Aug 78||+4||2 weeks||none||day program|
|Sep 79||+4||1 week||none||day program|
|Aug 81||+5||3 weeks||religious||hospital|
|Apr 82||+5/-5||10 weeks||religious
|Jul 85||+4||2 weeks||work||day program|
|Aug 85||-4||3 weeks||mood swing||hospital|
|May 86||+3||5 days||work||self-medication|
|Jun 86||+3||5 days||work||self-medication|
|Sep 86||+4||2 weeks||work||day program|
|Oct 86||+3||4 days||work||self-medication|
|Oct 86||+4||5 weeks||religious||hospital|
|Dec 86||-4||3 weeks||mood swing||day program|
|Sep 87||+4||2 weeks||work||day program|
|Apr 88||+4||2 weeks||work||day program|
|May 88||+5||5 weeks||work||hospital
switched to carbamazipine
|Jan 91||+3||3 weeks||none||emergency room/analysis|
|Mar 91||+4||4 weeks||none||hospital|
|Feb 94||+3||2 weeks||none||day program|
|Jan 02||+3||5 days||none||sleeping pills|