Bipolar Articles

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 ...

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 ...
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