Shower Power, Revisited

I’m having trouble showering again. What the hell is the problem here? you might ask. Well, if you Google “bipolar disorder and showers”, you’ll find all kinds of information about it—most of it anecdotal to be sure, but it’s a genuine phenomenon that defies rational explanation. It’s most often a symptom of depression, although with me itContinue reading “Shower Power, Revisited”

Shower Power

And now, a few words on a subject bipolar people don’t like to talk about: our reluctance to shower. I honestly don’t know what it is about performing personal hygiene that’s so hard, but it’s a real phenomenon among many of us, especially when we’re depressed. It just seems like too much of a bother. We’re not afraid ofContinue reading “Shower Power”