- May 20, 2021
I have Bipolar Disorder and complex PTSD due to abuse and neglect as a child. I rarely brush my teeth as even the sound of any brushes, nail, floor or tooth, makes me want to be sick, this happens even in TV adverts or movies. I find it very difficult to put a tooth brush in my mouth. Bipolar is a mental disorder characterised by episode of manic highs and severe depressions. Although I take medication I have still had long periods of severe depression where I have needed inpatient treatment. During depressions all self care disappears. My teeth are now stained and chipped and I find this really embarrassing. Any ideas or help would be gratefully appreciated.