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Is It Really Anxiety, Panic Disorder & Bipolar?

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 attacks everyday at least twice a day thrn i got a sinus infection i googled my symptoms and immediately thought stroke i was sure that u was going too...
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Is it just Depression or Something More Serious?

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 feeling full of energy and needing to do something. Very easily bored, I always feel the need to do something. Extreme break from reality, feeling like I’m watching myself from afar,...
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Help Me Decide on a Diagnosis

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 and people, I find it fascinating. Part of me doesn’t want to though. I have depression and anxiety (so far) I don’t know what to do… I feel like...
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What’s Wrong with Me? Depression or Bipolar?

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 fear of being rejected. I think this all comes from being adopted. I think about my birth mom daily. I hardly talk to my adopted parents at all and I feel I can’t tell them...
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How to Tell My Family that I’m Schizoaffective?

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 and my mood symptoms increased quickly, but I drank much and had to pee all the time and I’ve already issues with that. … I realised over the...
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Stopped Meds a Year Ago and Struggling to Work

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 routine etc with a young one I stopped my medication, my doctor knows this but could not persuade me otherwise and before this had intentions of discharging me as...
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How Do I Change My Attachment Style?

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 have lingered and got worse with age. My relationships are quite unstable (romantic and non-romantic) and my moods are very unstable as well — I can fly into a...
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Constantly Changing Diagnoses

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 and 1/2 later, voices returned. Even more evil and cruel than before. Medication is not working for them, but makes it slightly more tolerable. My diagnosis has gone from...
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Super Happy, Then Super Sad

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 it just worsened. My family have begun getting angry at me, because I’ve been quite a b**** to everyone, even to people at work. But i can’t help it,...
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Where To Go From Here

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 a Psychologist and received CBT for 8 weeks, it hasn’t worked. I’d been waiting for a followup appointment with the Psychiatrist as I’d wanted to discuss other symptoms...
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Disturbing Symptoms

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 sleeping. I always wake up tired. I feel sad, irritated, angry, empty and emotionless sometimes. But sometimes I feel happy. I don’t know if it’s genuine I can...
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Sister is Delusional

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 getting ready to confiscate everyone’s property and then make us “rent” our property from them. She is convinced they (the govnmt)is placing reflectors on people’s mailboxes so “they” will...
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