Bipolar Articles

Bipolar and the Medicine Dilemma

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
I'm diagnosed with Bipolar 1 and general anxiety. I've been on lithium, depakote, paxil, haldol, hydroxyzine, and others. I'm currently only taking Trazadone 100mg for sleep. I have a behavioral problem that I've had all my life where I get excited about really unimportant things (high ...

Concerned about Possible Future Break from Reality

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
I'm 21, and just starting college again. I have no job, and have been able to find one that I can handle. As a child and teenager, I had issues controlling myself when angry. There was never a diagnosis that completely explained it, but Manic-Depressive/Bipolar ...

I Have Paranoid Delusions Two Weeks Out of Every Few Months

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
They're around different times every year. It seems to be random, but every few months, a get delusional to the point of not leaving my house for about two weeks time. It goes away instantly, but not before wrecking my life/relationships/stability. I suffer from major ...

Might I Have Bipolar Disorder?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, October 3rd, 2014
I wonder if I might have ultradian cycling bipolar disorder. I am 23 now. When I was a sophomore in high school I had a depressive episode. When I am was a sophomore in college I had a Zoloft induced manic episode where ...

Could I Be Autistic and Bipolar?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, September 19th, 2014
I was diagnosed with Bipolar, I always wondered if I was Autistic, so I took a quiz and it showed that I am likely on the spectrum is it possible to be both bipolar and autistic? A: Thank you for asking this. The quizzes are general ...

Bipolar or Some Other Mood Disorder?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
I've been experiencing symptoms that align with bipolar but could also align with a number of other mood disorders. I'm not looking for a conclusive diagnosis, more a probability of a diagnosis. Here's a list of symptoms to help you answer this question. Periods of high ...

Problems with Emotions, Sad and Have Breakdowns Sometimes for No Reason

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, July 21st, 2014
Ever since I was around 14 I'be gone through weeks of depression and sometimes feel as if someone died but there really isn't anything to be sad about. Other days I'm great and the depression is suddenly gone. Some days I'll have extreme anxiety and ...

I Feel Like I’m Losing My Mind

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, July 19th, 2014
I cant controll almost never ending racing thoughts alot of them can be very violentother times its paranoia about different things like im realy starting to beive my co workers are plotting against meand my emotions can change in minute to days from ican literraly ...

My Bipolar Boyfriend Is Pushing Me Away

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, July 17th, 2014
I started dating the most wonderful man 4 months ago. We hit it off instantly. He was so excited for our first date he told his parents and his family in England about me. Being with this man made me feel things that ...

Homicidal Thoughts Not Controlled by Me

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, July 11th, 2014
I'm 17 and currently diagnosed with bi-polar mania and depression. I live in a residential home due to my mental illness but I'm close to returning home. My Issue: I think I have 2 separate brains - the big one is mine that I control and ...

How to Help a Bipolar Schizophrenic

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
My mother has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and severe bi-polarism for several years. Since my dad divorced her she has ran through all the money she was awarded. She has been living with my grandparents who can no longer handle the stress and cannot financially ...

Are Ups and Downs in Marriage Normal?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, July 4th, 2014
From Bulgaria: Me and my partner have a 10 month old daughter. We are both very tired, sleep deprived etc, you know all the stress that comes in a package with the joy of being a first time parent. When I met him 2 years ago ...
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