Thank you for writing in with your question. We all get angry sometimes for little to no reason and we’ve all gotten lost in a daydream, however, when I look at all the symptoms that you have listed here, I think there could be a more serious problem. I’m concerned that you have had auditory hallucinations, report periods of highs and lows and have a family history of Bipolar Disorder.
Having Bipolar Disorder could certainly account for the problems that you are having, but the only way to know is to be evaluated by a mental health professional. So, my bottom line is yes, you should make an appointment with your doctor. Even if your doctor doesn’t feel that you meet criteria for this diagnosis, he or she may help pinpoint the problem and therapy can help you better manage your moods and discover more effective ways of coping with stressful situations.
All the best,
Dr. Holly Counts