Bipolar Articles

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 ...

Bipolar Advice

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
My Dr. is away until late March. I am crashing. I hate people, they smell. There is so much noise all around me I cannot cope with it. The world is moving at a different speed than I am. I am ...

Boyfriend Dangerous When Manic

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, February 15th, 2014
Hi, my name is Ashley and I'm dealing with a really difficult issue right now. I was living with my now ex-fiancé who has Bipolar 1, in an apartment complex for two years and we were in a relationship for 4. Our relationship was normally very ...

Mother May Have Emotional Illness

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Hello, I have been dealing, as an only child, with a mother who has never known quite how to bond with me, even as a small child, sending me to live with relatives when she was divorced. As a pre-teen and young teen, when I was ...

Am I a Pedophile?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, January 13th, 2014
Hi (before i tell you what i've been diagnose with ADHD, Bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder and i refuse to take my medication). I'm 20yrs of age. I've been having issues lately that are ruining my life! about a week ago, it was late night i ...

Should I Go Back to Therapy?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 23rd, 2013
When I was younger I was diagnosed with a Major Depressive Disorder and PTSD. Over the years it has changed and I feel like I'm on a constant rollercoaster. Though I am happy with my life and on an anti-depressant it does not stop me ...

Bipolar Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, December 15th, 2013
Thank you for reading my post. Is it a symptom of depression or bipolar disorder to let little problems effect you so deeply that you can not function? I have the same every day issues as others, financial or job or parenting issues, but to ...
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