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No Closure After Abrupt End of Therapy

I have bipolar disorder and go to a community mental health center where it is required to see both a therapist and a psychiatrist instead of just going to get your meds. I think that’s awesome and it has helped me tremendously. I had a great rapport with my therapist, he showed me these videos of games people play and helped me learn how to move on from the toxic relationship I was in,...
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My Mum Is Having Psychological Problems

From Cyprus: I am a 17 year old boy currently studying for my University exams. My lessons are being affected by my mum (51) who is having Psychological disorders. She used to be a very calm person and used to spoil me as a kid but now she is acting very strangely. She can insult people very harshly, especially plummers and sellers swearing to them when something is wrong and she can go mad...
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Bipolar Wife

My wife is bipolar…no doubt. all symptoms have been displayed for years now. She refuses to acknowledge the problem for more than a few days. usually after a dramatic episode that leaves the children traumatized. but that fails. Won’t go to a doctor. won’t consider treatment or meds. I on my own and have to care for two young children. I have no idea what resources…effective…results are available. I don’t want to call...
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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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