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Do I Have Cyclothymia?

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I’ve been doing research on mental issues, due to emotional and psychological problems I think I might have been experiencing since the beginning of Summer. I took several online quizzes (Which I understand aren’t the most reliable of resources) and I was shown results that may indicate I have Bipolar II. After looking into the topic further, cyclothymia seemed like a far more accurate diagnosis. I would like an opinion from an expert though, as I can sometimes be a hypochondriac at times. Thank you.

Do I Have Cyclothymia?

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It’s impossible to provide a diagnosis over the Internet, especially with such limited information. It is wise, however, to inquire about whether or not a condition is present when experiencing concerning symptoms.

You described yourself as sometimes being a hypochondriac. That, in and of itself, might be an indicator of anxiety. Anxiety is a state of being nervous, uneasy or apprehensive about an event or outcome in the future. Unchecked anxiety can develop into a disorder.

If you are concerned about your symptoms, consult a mental health professional. He or she will evaluate whether or not your symptoms warrant a diagnosis.

It’s good that you are aware of your potential problems and are actively seeking information. Your next step is to seek treatment if you continue to be concerned. If a disorder is present, it’s always best to treat it sooner rather than later. Both counseling and medication have strong evidence-based track records in the treatment of mood and nervous disorders. Please take care.

Dr. Kristina Randle

Do I Have Cyclothymia?

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and Assistant Professor of Social Work and Forensics with extensive experience in the field of mental health. She works in private practice with adults, adolescents and families. Kristina has worked in a large array of settings including community mental health, college counseling and university research centers.

APA Reference
Randle, K. (2018). Do I Have Cyclothymia?. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 20, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2015/10/10/do-i-have-cyclothymia/
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