Bipolar Articles

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 ...

Help Me Decide on a Diagnosis

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, April 17th, 2014
From New Jersey teen: I have epilepsy. After I got that my mental health declined dramatically. I stopped talking to all close friends. I don't want friends, or a girlfriend, I recently broke up with her. I have thoughts sometimes of wanting to hurt animals ...

What’s Wrong with Me? Depression or Bipolar?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Hello, I came here to shed a little light on what I'm going through. I’m a senior in high school. My first problem I notice about myself is being social. I often avoid many social situations because of my ...

How to Tell My Family that I’m Schizoaffective?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
I'm getting evaluated by a psychiatrist on Monday, but everything points in that direction or at least to the schizophrenia spectrum. My mom is convinced that I'm bipolar since years, but I was never sure, because I had many stressors before. But I once tried lithium ...

Stopped Meds a Year Ago and Struggling to Work

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Several years ago I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and after several hospital admissions this was changed to Type 2 Bipolar. About a year ago I gave birth to a son and I managed with mild depression to manage but due to interference of ...

How Do I Change My Attachment Style?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
From S. Africa: I am a 20-year-old female that has had attachment issues since early childhood. As a child I was also selectively mute. I started going for therapy when I was about 5. While I am very confident when speaking now, my attachment issues ...

Constantly Changing Diagnoses

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, March 20th, 2014
I was first diagnosed in 2008 after I had been hearing voices for a little under a year. After 1 1/2 to 2 years I was stabilized with meds. No voices. Only a couple of suicide attempts. I then had a baby. About a year ...

Super Happy, Then Super Sad

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Hey, I'm 20 going onto 21 and i'm a female. So anyways, what I'm trying to say is that, well recently I've been feeling extremely depressed and it's been going on for a week now. I always get depressed, for almost all my life now, but recently ...

Where To Go From Here

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
Sorry, this is going to be a long winded one. Last February I approached my GP to ask for a referral to a Psychiatrist as I thought I was suffering from Bipolar disorder. After an evaluation, he'd given a diagnosis of Cyclothymia. I got referred to ...

Disturbing Symptoms

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
I'm 15 and I've been very depressed lately. I feel empty. Hopeless. Tired, but cannot sleep. It feels like something in my life is missing and I don't know what or who it is. I've lost all interest I once had and I've had problems ...

Sister is Delusional

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
My sister, age 57, is a BSRN, but not working. She has difficulty with working relationships. She has been married five times. Fired from her last job. For over a year she has been convinced "the government" is really the enemy. She thinks they are ...
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