How does your bipolar disorder affect your job / career? or vice-versa?

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Member Carenity • Community manager
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The stress, project dates, unexpected meetings, constant changes, and delaing with various personalities are not easy things to manage and cope with for any person, but living with bipolar disorder can make doing so more challenging.

How has a bipolar disorder diagnosis affected your job and career?

And/or how has your job and career affected your bipolar disorder?

Did you have to make any changes to your job?

 

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Beginning of the discussion - 5/30/19

How does your bipolar disorder affect your job / career? or vice-versa?
Member Carenity
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Hi @Hidden username‍ I have bipolar disorder and I do not work full time. I work part-time. My diagnosis definitely affects my ability to work and that is why I do not work full time. If I feel like doing work beyond my part time job, I will volunteer at local charities. It makes me feel better.

I am lucky to have a job I can do from home... I help manage various social media sites. This allows me to also have flexible hours when I am having difficulty. Before this job, I would wend up quitting jobs often.