What do you mean by trigger?
By January 2, 2014 at 9:53 pm 111 11
People bandy the word 'trigger' around.
Do you mean triggered a mood episode?
Or triggered an emotional response?
As a few know, I'm newish to the terms of this disorder, diagnosed formally recently but symptomatic for at least 17 years. I just don't get this whole 'trigger' thing.
For me things that seem to be associated with mood episode have been changes in season and associated light, significant disruptions to sleep patterns, and intense life experiences.
Is that what is mean? Things that seem to flip you into an episode?
It just seems to be used in the context of 'triggered' meaning, had an emotional response, ie. was sad or distressed by.