^^^ The blog I am replying to – check it out for this to make more sense.
A year or two ago I went for an MRI because I was getting severe headaches and later found to be migraines but was triggered by iron deficiency anaemia due to recovery from anorexia. Around that sort of time and thereafter my doctor always asked whether I was having moodswings or anything had changed moodwise. Like, even before I went to him with bipolar disorder, well mood swings at the time. At this time he obviously didn’t know much about family life and the stresses I had. So can a smaller hippo (sorry I can’t say the whole name, plus hippo is funnier) be seen in an MRI scan because it would then all fall into place as to why he asked me because obviously a smaller hippo isn’t just indicitive of PTSD, it can indicate other problems. It puzzled me for the longest time why he asked me everytime. But it’ll make sense if this is the reason. Or is there another way that a person can see a problem by a brain scan? is there a giraffe 😉 that can indicate mental health issues in the future?
Also how would PTSD manifest itself with bipolar disorder? How can you tell the difference between the two?