Ask the Therapist About Bipolar - Page 2

Should I Get a Second Opinion?

From England: Hi, I have been struggling with episodes of severe anxiety, depression and self harm for many years. These episodes will suddenly lift and I will feel great but it cycles back very quickly. I saw a psychiatrist after lots of doctors told me what they thought I had wrong with me and gave me more anti-depressants which all made me feel very unstable. The psychiatrist believes that my brain is unable to...
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I Think I Am Bipolar, Do I Need Therapy?

My friend committed suicide two years ago. Four months later my grandpa died. For some reason the awful feeling never went away. Every day I have the feeling of grief as if it happened yesterday. It’s not that I’m still mourning, but it has affected me physically and emotionally. I have no appetite, I hardly sleep, I never want to go out, and I am exhausted all the time. My parents think I’m always...
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I Think I Have Some Kind of Bipolar Disorder

I started taking a medication that has several purposes but my reason was for precautionary measures after a single seizure. It’s Lamictal and you very well know it’s also used to manage bipolar disorder. I’ve been on it since February and it’s September now, so it’s been 7 months. My dosage is 200mg a day. As soon as I started taking it in the beginning I began to notice a gradual stabilization in my...
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My Boyfriend Is Bipolar

Dear all, I was looking for answers on the internet when I came across this website. Here is my problem: My boyfriend is bipolar and he is taking his medication since 4 months now and he is willing to get his life back, so he is seeing his psychiatric on regular basis and taking his medications every day He is still very depressed, he had had a severe psychose episode, and was in hospital...
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Lots Of Anger and Violence and Unexplainable Emotions

Lots of the time I’m in a state of euphoria for absolutely no reason, and can be seen laughing with my friends and making jokes. I have rare depressive mood swings here and there, and I’m highly irritable and violent. My mother was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, but I have no idea if it was bipolar 1 or 2. To be honest, I’m a very shy person, but this sudden euphoria changes that and...
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Whats My Diagnostic?

From Canada: I’m a 14 year old guy and about 3 months ago i started to get angry for no reason then i’d be laughing or i’d laugh for no reason. When I’m outside I have thoughts to harm others brutally i also get paranoid whenever someone I don’t know comes close to me. My father had bipolar disorder however he died 7 months ago and my friends tell my that I’m depressed because...
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Do I Have Cyclothymia?

I’ve been doing research on mental issues, due to emotional and psychological problems I think I might have been experiencing since the beginning of Summer. I took several online quizzes (Which I understand aren’t the most reliable of resources) and I was shown results that may indicate I have Bipolar II. After looking into the topic further, cyclothymia seemed like a far more accurate diagnosis. I would like an opinion from an expert though,...
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Friend Is Suicidal, Has Bi-Polar Mania & Lives in Another State

My best friend just contacted me at first to tell me she was dying her hair. Then she told me she was getting a divorce from her husband and was starting the transition to become a man. Her family is verbally refuting everything and otherwise ignoring what she has told them. She claims to be diagnosed with bipolar mania. However, she diagnosed herself. She has a Mensa level IQ and just completed her Masters...
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Torn about Diagnosis of Bipolar II

Hi there, I’m torn between accepting or rejecting a diagnosis of Bipolar II. A clinical psychologist diagnosed me with Bipolar II a week ago and now I am under a primary care physician to receive mood stabilizing medication this week. I don’t think I have bipolar disorder though. Can personality not sometimes resemble bipolar? I am sometimes hyperactive and able to take on a 100 projects, feel super smart and pretty and am at...
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Fast Talking Voices in Head

My niece just opened up to my family that she has been hearing voices. She says everyone talking around her they start to talk really fast and then she starts hearing very fast voices in her head. She gets very quiet and starts to whimpering when this happens she gets very scared and this has happened 2 times this week already while she’s been camping with her grandparents (my mom and step dad) she...
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