Interestingly, the AARP says that men fall victim to these scams more often, but that women are more likely to report the scam.
It may be wild shopping sprees with a self-medicating overtone. It may be crazy investments when our bipolar grandiosity is telling us we can do no wrong. It is not always about a spending spree – Patty Duke did her share of wild bipolar spending, which she describes candidly in her autobiography – but the best example of how bipolar screwed up her relationship with money was Patty asking two strangers she literally met in a parking lot to become her business managers (no prizes for guessing how that worked out! It may be extravagant gifts to family, friends or charity – again arising from manic grandiosity. Or in some very distressing scenarios, it may be spending a fortune on travel, hotels, pornography, prostitution, champagne and lingerie in an extra-marital affair, cybersex, or whatever outlet manic hypersexuality can find. Gambling more than one can afford, for example on horse racing, online poker or the Vegas slots – another nightmare scenario for one’s loved ones. Fortunately I was a high earner and so could get away with more.
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