Bipolar Articles

I Do Not Know if I Am Just a Hormonal Teenager or if There is Something Wrong with Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, June 8th, 2014
I keep having weird times (that do not correspond with my period) where I am really happy, alternating with times where I think I am worthless and do not want to do anything but sleep or isolate ...

My Parents Won’t Accept My Bipolar Boyfriend

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, June 2nd, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm 20 years old and have been with my boyfriend for about 4 months. We started at the beginning of the spring semester after Winter Break. During Winter Break I had told my parents about him and that he had bipolar disorder ...

Child’s Father Won’t Take Medication for His Psychosis; Behavior Is Getting Worse

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, June 2nd, 2014
A year ago my son's father stay involuntary at the psych ward at a hospital. He only took his meds for a week and didn’t follow up with the DR; he told the secretary he didn’t need to be there or take the meds. He ...

I’m Very Concerned with My Recent Behavior — Am I Crazy?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, May 30th, 2014
For the last couple years, I have had been experiencing behavior that concerns me. It's hard for me to explain, but I get delusional theories in my head. I start obsessing over 'government coverups and conspiracies, it's gotten so bad that I start believing that ...

I Can’t Ask for Help

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
i am a 16 year old male. i want to get help for my mental "illnesses". but i don't want anyone that i know to find out. that includes my parents. i don't want them to worry or be sad mad or embarrassed about me. ...

Considering Leaving Bipolar Husband

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
My husband was diagnosed with PTSD (not military-related) and bipolar disorder approx. 5 years ago. In retrospect, many of his problems pre-date our 20-year relationship; some used to seem like quirks or immaturity, or he would find ways to justify them. These days, ...

My Sister Is Sick

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, May 23rd, 2014
I’m dealing with sister suffering from anorexia nervosa, bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. My sister months ago had a break-up with her bf. Since then she started dating many guys and then met a model(her current bf). Nowadays she has undergone a drastic change ...

No Closure After Abrupt End of Therapy

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
I have bipolar disorder and go to a community mental health center where it is required to see both a therapist and a psychiatrist instead of just going to get your meds. I think that's awesome and it has helped me tremendously. I had a great ...

My Mum Is Having Psychological Problems

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, May 1st, 2014
From Cyprus: I am a 17 year old boy currently studying for my University exams. My lessons are being affected by my mum (51) who is having Psychological disorders. She used to be a very calm person and used to spoil me as a kid ...

Bipolar Wife

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
My wife is bipolar...no doubt. all symptoms have been displayed for years now. She refuses to acknowledge the problem for more than a few days. usually after a dramatic episode that leaves the children traumatized. but that fails. Won't go to a doctor. won't consider ...

Is It Really Anxiety, Panic Disorder & Bipolar?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, April 27th, 2014
I'm a 21 year old female I've had anxiety fir all my life i can remember as a child going around the house checking everyones pulse while they were sleeping i had it under control until an std scare after that i start having panic ...

Is it just Depression or Something More Serious?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, April 25th, 2014
I’ve been having extreme mood swings ranging from wanting to scream at people and curse at anything, to not having a care in the world, to not wanting to do anything all day (not eat or bathe or move) to the next day ...
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