A major takeaway from my own psychiatric reading this week is this: patients of bipolar disorder have to accept their bipolar condition, and they have to accept medication as part of the daily routine for the rest of their life.
In other words, just as diabetes patients have to receive insulin injection to control blood sugar level, bipolar disorder patients have to take medicine regularly to control the situation. Some refused to take medicine when they feel better and they are likely to see a relapse of bipolar condition.
Which reminds me of the need for us to always maintain mental health. If a condition of poor appetite and sleep pattern as well as gloomy mood drags on for days, it already is a sign that you must do something to stop your emotional health from deteriorating.
Just as bipolar disorder and diabetes patients need to always control their condition, good mental health needs our daily care and upkeep.