Q: No Memory of Some Events
Can forgetting be associated with a hypomanic or manic period?
My friends tell me I have done things and been places that I don't
remember and they have pictures of me at some places that I have no
recognition of. No drugs or alcohol are involved either, so I was
wondering if the cause was bipolar?
Dear Darcy --
Generally speaking, "no". You could read about
"dissociation" or "fugue states". I have one patient
with a mood problem who had the experience you describe during a migraine (she
remembered the headache all right).
Published May, 2001