Archives for Bipolar

My Mother’s Been Diagnosed with Bipolar But I’m Worried It’s a Wrong Diagnosis!

Hi there, my mother was diagnosed with Bipolar about four years ago after years of misdiagnoses. She has been on Risperidone for about 4 years now and has usually been okay. But in the last year she’s had two episodes, not full-blown but bad enough to cause us all stress (her family). I have two questions today: Does this mean the medication is no longer working? And secondly, her symptoms are listed anywhere as...
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I’m Bipolar and Guilt Tripping Myself

It’s pretty easily explained, really: I’m bipolar (II) and as we probably all know, excessive guilt is a symptom of that. Still, I’m pretty sure, that guilty feelings are not supposed to be this strong. What I mean with that is, that my mind seems to randomly decide to start guilt-tripping me (mostly in the evening/at night). There’s no real trigger, nothing that causes it, as far as I know/realize. And it’s not simple...
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Help for a Coworker/Friend

I think that this person may be bipolar. She has a lot of this issues that I have read about that people that are bipolar has. She has a family history, Mother and Brother both are bipolar. She has many up and down days. She can be crying in the morning and really happy in the afternoon for example. I have known her for 10 years and she has been foreclosed on twice and...
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Should I Admit Myself?

I have bipolar disorder and think about ways to kill myself almost every day. I am able to go and socialize with people while at class, but feel very down when I am alone. I occasionally have been hearing whispering in my empty apartment, which use to only happen in a manic episode. I feel like I can do daily tasks, but am fearful of how much longer it’ll be until these suicidal thoughts...
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Bipolar Boyfriend

After 25 years my high school boyfriend contacted me via FB, we talked extensively on the phone and live hours apart after all these years. He visited me, we connected decided to be exclusive again. We spent a lot of time talking on the phone and 2-3 days visits at a time. He said in passing that he’s bipolar, separated 15 months and final divorce soon. After 6 weeks I saw a photo...
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Is This Person Bipolar or Schizophrenic?

I’ve met a guy on the Internet and after talking for a month we decided to stay together and start a long distance relationship. At the beginning I didn’t see anything wrong with him, he was very sweet with me and seemed having a full life. But then one day after having argued a little he started saying that he didn’t care about me anymore and that he didn’t want to be with me...
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A Friend Is Mentally Ill

I have a friend, she is a girl, she is not talking with me properly from 1 month, but she says that I normally love you as a brother like before, but she’s not even speaking or responding to the message I kept. She has maniac depression disorder and paranoid disorder. She said this only to me and another friend, she don’t want to tell this to her parents also. She is always saying...
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Bipolar?

Hi. I am a 38-year-old female who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2008. Since the age of 13, I have found myself depressed more often than not, with episodes of hypomania few and far between and intermittent periods of normalcy. I sometimes have auditory and visual hallucinations, with the auditory ones occurring more frequently than the visual ones. I can usually identify them as being unreal — they sound like a radio that...
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Might Be Bipolar

My doctors are having a hard time determining if I am Bi-polar. I go through weeks of depression to the point of considering suicide than come out of it. I have panic attack where I get very nervous and angry but I am not sure if that counts as a manic episode. I will start breathing very quickly till the point of not taking in any oxygen, driving dangerously down the roads, cutting myself,...
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My Boyfriend Might Be Bipolar

I have dated my boyfriend for 1 year and 4 months. When we began dating he openly admitted he had anger issues but said he was angry because of past relationships with women, including his mother. We met online, then immediately went to instant messaging and from there he rushed in to having phone conversation. We talked over the phone for about 2 days and he suggested that we meet in person because he...
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Adoption, Infidelity & Bipolar Disorder

My boyfriend and I have been together for 4 years. We have gone through an adoption together that was finalized in June ’14. I’ve been suffering from depression but things have gotten better everyday. My boyfriend suffers from manic bipolar disorder and there have been days where my depression has made that harder for him to deal with. But recently, things have finally seemed to become (a new) “normal” again and we’ve talked through...
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What & Why Do I Feel This Way?

As a teenager I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and when I was younger with ADHD, I have not followed up with any treatment mostly because therapy and median made me tired and mad. My father was an alcoholic and I went through a lot of traumatic things by age 13 and truly didn’t want to be bothered or cope. I believe that’s where I developed my skill of blacking stuff out and turning...
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