Are there any careers that people with bp disorder cannot do?
Physically? I’m pretty sure having bp does not affect your ability to lift 20lbs or drive a car. (Not that it doesn’t affect you motivation to do so) So I’m gonna go with no on this one too….but with the caveat of being at a point of stability.
Now mentally and emotionally? That’s a whole different story.
Being bipolar does not bar you from any one career choice. If you are determined and you are taking care of yourself (via meds and therapy) then you can be what ever the heck you want to be!
That’s not to say that every job is RIGHT for someone with bipolar. It all depends on your stability and/or your ability to stay stable. But to be honest, if you are unable to remain stable, I’m not sure any career is going to be right for you at the moment. However, if you’re condition is well managed, dream big and work hard dang it! Just because you have bipolar does NOT mean you are incapable of doing everything someone without the illness can do. (And when it comes to certain careers, heck, us bipolarees can probably do it even better!)
How about you? Are there any certain careers you have not been able to perform due to your illness???
Here are a couple of links to reference about knowing your rights in the workplace.
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