Bipolar Articles

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 ...

I Don’t Know How to Deal with My Husband’s Daughters

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, June 19th, 2014
I am writing you to ask for some serious advice, my husband has two daughters one, 18 years old, and the other 25, both are bipolar, especially his youngest daughter, now, for three years his older daughter lived with us which was supposed to be ...

Does My Wife Have Bipolar?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Me and my wife, both love each other dearly. But our problem always stems to a sort of PMS or PMDD syndrome, where she fixates on what irritated her(which is really nothing) & blames/nags me about it, then goes to my past & how disappointed ...

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 ...
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