Millions of Americans suffer from bipolar disorder. Untold numbers around the world also have this potentially devastating mental illness.
What does bipolar disorder look like?
For most, bipolar disorder is a rollercoaster of emotional and even physical extremes. Sufferers experience depressive ep, where they feel down: and usually physically and emotionally exhausted.
It can feel like nothing you do is worthwhile during episodes of depression. These are regularly followed by periods of mania, or elevated mood. These mood swings make treatment difficult.
More Bipolar Disorder Symptoms
You might experience racing thoughts, unnaturally high energy levels and a mood so optimistic and positive that it causes you to make reckless relationship or purchasing decisions. Whether depressed or in mania, the common theme is that very little of your life is enjoyed between these two extremes.
In times of depression, as a person living with manic depression you may find it difficult to motivate yourself. You might feel like there is nothing you would rather do than lay in bed.
When you feel like this you can’t simply snap out of it, because it is difficult to make decisions that involve being active because while depressed motivation to be active is difficult to come by. Depression is often confused with sadness, and while depression can include this, they are not synonymous. Depression describes a set of specific physical effects while sadness can be used to describe a more refined aspect of human emotion that can have many different sorts of physical reactions.
On the other side of the coin that is bipolar disorder, there is mania. When you feel manic, in many ways it is the opposite of depression because when depressed you have trouble finding value in your actions and consequentially have trouble getting yourself to do things, while when manic you will feel like there is value in doing everything.
Many people find themselves overwhelmed and that there is so much to do that you can’t even decide where to start or you’ll do anything when given the opportunity on sheer impulse often leading to inappropriate behavior. When experiencing mania many people find special value in mundane things and appreciate special connections between events which can be linked to the boosts in creativity many people feel.
While the severe highs and lows of the bipolar condition can make things difficult it can be made manageable by making appropriate adjustments to your lifestyle that can even out your mood to something more livable or this can be also achieved through therapy and medication. In any case understanding what characterizes your condition is the first step to understanding what you must do to live with it. While every person will be different, cases of bipolar disorder follow similar patterns. As you understand these patterns you can learn that you can take action and there is hope.
Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder?
What Are The Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder?
A Girl I Know Has It And I Think I Might Even Have It Too, But I Know For Sure I Have Depression. (I Go To Therapy For Depression)
So Lately, I Haven'T Been Feeling Myself At All. My Moods Constantly Change Every Few Hours Or Even Minutes. It Takes Little Things To Make Me Really Angry Or Upset. Then It Will Take Something Small To Make Me Incredibly Happy. An Example: My Friend Cancelled Plans And I Was Fuming Mad. I Was Shaking I Was So Mad And I Almost Threw My Phone Across The Room.
Then I Go From Being Mad To Sad To Happy. I'Ll Be Really Mad Then Feel Guilty And Get Depressed. I'Ll Get Into Fights With My Mom And Then Go To Being Happy And Trying To Convince Her To Forgive Me Right After. One Week My Self-Esteem Will Be Threw The Roof And The Next I Hate Myself And Think Everyone Would Be Better Off Without Me. I Keep Getting Really Depressed And Then Going Back To Normal. I Think I Can'T Trust Anyone And Am Better Off Alone And Get Paranoid Feelings That I Will Die Soon. I Have Turned To Minor Cutting To Try To Relax. (It Isn'T Severe).
Does This Sound Like Bipolar Disorder? I'M Really Scared And I Just Want To Feel Like Myself Again. I'M A Teenager Too So I Don'T Know If I'M Too Old To Be Starting To Experience Symptoms Of It. I'M Planning On Bringing All Of This To The Attention Of My Mom And Therapist But I'M Still Really Scared.
First of all, I am glad that you are seeing a therapist and that you are able to talk to your mom about these things. The fact that you are getting help for your problem is really important and it tells me that you are able to see that your behavior (depression, cutting) is abnormal and you want help for it.
That being said, I do not think you have bipolar disorder. Contrary to popular belief, bipolar disorder isn't one second to the next. The way you describe yourself - happy one minute, fuming the next, easily irritated by the smallest things, hugely fluctuating self-esteem - does not sound like bipolar disorder.
There are different "types" of bipolar disorder - bipolar I, bipolar II, cyclothymia, and bipolar NOS (not otherwise specified). All of them have abnormal mood swings that fluctuate between two ends, or 'poles'. Bipolar I swings between full-blown mania and major depressive episodes. Bipolar II swings between major depressive episodes, and "hypomanic" episodes, which are milder manias. Cyclothymia is a form of bipolar with milder mood swings that alternate between hypomania and dysthymia, which is a low-grade depression that is not considered severe enough to qualify as a major depressive episode. Bipolar NOS is a catch-all category for people who have clearly abnormal mood swings that are not indicative of unipolar depression, but do not fit into any of the categories listed above.
The mood swings in bipolar disorder are generally not fast and triggered by tiny little things. In fact, the DSM-IV-TR definition of a bipolar mood swing is that it must last for at least 4 days. The way you describe your mood swings, as being minute to minute, or day to day, sound more like the mood swings of a depressed teenage girl. I'm not saying that in a derogatory or minimizing way - just because you're a teenager doesn't make your mood swings any less intense or painful to deal with. But they do not sound like mood swings characteristic of bipolar disorder.
Another important thing to note is that the mood swings in bipolar disorder usually aren't explained by anything else. There can be triggers that will kick off a mood shift, but they aren't minute to minute little things like your friend canceling plans on you, a fight with your mom, etc. Lack of sleep for several days in a row can cause a manic episode, and lack of sunlight for an extended period of time can cause a major depressive episode. The triggers for moods tend to be things like that, or there may be absolutely no trigger for a mood shift at all, it just happens.
It is, of course, always possible that you have some sort of low-grade rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, but I highly doubt it. It sounds more like teenage mood swings combined with unipolar depression and increasing anxiety (your paranoia and self-harm as an attempt to relax), to me anyway. I am not a professional, so be sure to bring it up with your therapist and psychiatrist if you are seeing one. Their opinion is far more valuable than mine.
And just as a fun fact, you are not "too old" to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The average onset for the illness is late teens to early twenties. I had my first depressive episode when I was 12, my first hypomanic episode at 15, and was finally diagnosed as bipolar at age 19.
Misdiagnosis Of Bipolar Disorder?
I Was Diagnosed As Bipolar When I Was 13, And I'M 19 Now. I Have Adhd, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, And &Quot;Bipolar Disorder&Quot;, But I Don'T Believe I'M Bipolar. When I Received That Diagnosis I Was In The Mental Hospital And They Had Me Off My Adhd Medication So Obviously I Was Incredibly Hyper. I Believe It'S The Wrong Diagnosis Because I Never Get &Quot;Manic&Quot; Unless I Don'T Have My Medication For Adhd. I Recently Had A Stint In The Hospital And The Doctor There Put Me On 1000Mgs Of Depakote Which Made Me Incredibly Sleepy. When I Went To My Outpatient Doc He Said That For My Height And Weight I Should Be On 2000Mg And If I Took That Much I'D Never Wake Up. He Put Me On A Different Mood Stabilizer And It Doesn'T Work. I'Ve Been On All Of Them. I Only Get Really Depressed. I Go From Loving Someone To Hating Them Over And Over Again Throughout The Day. The Same Thing For Any Other Emotion. I Cut, Pick At My Skin, And Fear Abandonment. I Found Out At 13 I Was Adopted And My Mom Was My Maternal Grandmother, My Dad Wasn'T Even Blood-Related To Me, My &Quot;Sister&Quot; Was My Real Mom And All My Nieces Were My Sisters. It Was So Hard On Me, Around The Same Time I Fell In Love For The First Time And My Baby Sister Was Living With Us. The Next Fall She Ended Up Getting Adopted. I'Ve Seen Her Twice Since 2007. All These Things Have Made Me So Insecure, I Have Identity Issues, And I'M Afraid Of Abandonment. I Think I Have Borderline Personality Disorder And They Have Mistaken My Hyperactivity For Mania Because With My Adderall I Don'T Get &Quot;Manic&Quot;.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is an emotional disorder which effects a person emotions (not mood) and it is not caused by chemical imbalances in the brain but how someone has processed their emotions over time usually due to childhood trauma. Symptoms include rapid mood swings due to emotional instability, thinking in only black and white, self harm, suicidal ideation and reoccurring attempts, impulsive and/or risky behaviour, fear of abandonment, eating disorders, unstable self image and sense of self, unstable relationships with family and friends, anxiety, depression, anger and aggression. Take me as an example, I have BPD and my emotions are everywhere. I will wake up feeling so happy bouncing off the walls for no reason and then the smallest thing like not being able to turn my computer on will make me so angry and when I say angry I mean so angry I will smash my things against walls and hit my boyfriend to get all my anger out and this will last around 2 hours until I break down crying for hours just because I couldn't turn my computer on! I self harm almost every day, attempted suicide over 6 times, only think in black and white, have bad anger outbursts and switch from one emotion to the next in seconds. I also have struggled with eating disorders for 3 years and engage in risky behaviour such as drug and alcohol abuse as well as impulsively spending all my money and taking overdoses on a daily basis, hating someone one minute and loving them the next. I was even hospitalised for it.
Because it is not a chemical imbalance the best treatment is therapy for the person to learn techniques on how to control their emotions better. Some medications can help for symptoms such as depression and anxiety but it mainly therapy that is used to help people with BPD and it is curable through therapy. People under the age of 18 years old cannot be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder as a persons personality is changing up until late 20's.
You have a lot of symptoms of borderline personality disorder, you are right. They could have misdiagnosed you with bipolar disorder because of the ADHD when in fact you have borderline. You should go and question your doctor on this theory and get to the bottom of it because you deserve to be reassessed if you feel you have been diagnosed wrongly. Very best of luck 🙂
Question About Bipolar Disorder?
I Went To A Psychologist Yesterday. After Talking To Her For An Hour, She Told Me That She Thinks I Might Be Bipolar. What I'M Asking Is, Is It Possible To Be Bipolar, With Out Having Crazy Mood Swings??
I Don'T Usually Have Abrupt Mood Swings Or Anything. I Think My Mood Swings Are Normal Teenage Girl Hormones.
I Just Moved From My Hometown, From My Bestfriends And Boyfriend, So Ive Been Really Homesick And I Get Kinda Sad When I See Things That Remind Me Of Them, But Its Not Bad Or Abrupt Or Anything.
Diagnosing a case of BD can take a lot of time. Your psychologist said she's not sure, which is not surprising if she doesn't know you very well. Depression itself can be hard to diagnose with teenagers.
I don't know what to say except that, if it turns out that you do have BD, it's extremely important that you be treated for it. There are many cases of depression that don't require medication, but it is necessary with bipolar. Statistics show that bipolar people who go without meds take on a big risk.
Increased Sexual Desire In Bipolar Disorder?
I Have Severe Type 1 Bipolar Disorder And Am Currently Manic. When I'M Manic I Want Sex Constantly. My Husband Is Able To Help Me Once A Day But No More. I Grow Tired Of Pleasing Myself Repeatedly But Don'T Want To Cheat. I Am Medicated And It Works Pretty Well So I Don'T Want To Change That. Any Suggestions???
Now that I am older, I rarely get mania. A lot of people grow out of it and just get depression.
If you are on an antidepressant, that is probably fueling your mania. go to psycheducation.org for more on that. Many bipolar experts think antidepressants should be avoided by patients with bipolar and research from the NIMH shows that antidepressants do not help when added to a mood stabilizer. Withdrawal can be hell, though, for some people.
I would suggest trying to increase your sleep and even if you can't sleep, stay in the utterly dark room anyhow and try. also at psycheducation.org is a discussion of 'dark therapy" and avoiding blue light and stuff like that. It's cheap to try and no side effects.
anyhow, I guess you will have to keep pleasing yourself. there's nothing wrong with that. If your judgment gets so impaired that you think you might cheat, you should have a relative come stay with you when your husband is not there to keep an eye on you, or consider going inpatient or to a crisis bed (call the suicide hotline or check with your social services if there is such a thing).
What Is Anxiety Disorder?
I Recently Found Out My Girlfriend Has An Anxiety Disorder And She Has To Talk To Medication Daily And Talk To A Therapist Weekly. I Would Like To Know More About This Out Of Natural Curiosity For Her Health And Anything I Can Do To Contribute To Helping.
An anxiety disorder is a mental issue, that leads to stress, irritation, depression, insomnia, fatigue, and sometimes other anxiety linked mental disorders, such as manic-depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and so on...
Don't jump ahead of yourself though. Just cause your girlfriend has a anxiety disorder, does not mean she's crazy. Anxiety reacts different from person to person. In some people anxiety can be coped with and others may struggle more. In these days of the world, anxiety is even more greater in society than ever before, cause of how stressful and confusing this world has become. We can't change the world and the confusion & chaos of society in it, but we can change our anxiety.
If your girlfriend does have a anxiety disorder, I wouldn't recommend starting her down the medication path. Doctors say medication is good for stress, but I think it just complicates things. Stay away from anti-depressants, those things dull and zomify the brain and anti-anxiety meds like xanax and valium are too addictive and dependent. Just stay away from medication! Trust me, it will all pay off in the end.
Just have her talk to somebody including you and her guide in therapy. Cope with her stress issues and find out why she's so stressed. Finding out is better than wondering why?
What Is Unspecified Episodic Mood Disorder And How Does It Compare To Bipolar?
I Was Recently Diagnosed With This
There are a lot of mood disorders lol Is your doctor unsure of what you have or how does that work?
I have bipolar disorder and here's how it goes for me:
Manic episodes: I'm either angry, hyper/happy, or irritable. I'm very impulsive and want to blow all my money on shopping (which I've done before). When I'm irritable and angry, even the smallest of things that bother me will cause me to experience extreme rage and throw things. I also have bad road rage sometimes when I'm manic. I also experience hallucinations and hear voices occasionally when I'm manic.
Depressive episodes: I literally feel like the world around me is crashing down and I don't feel like doing anything. I'll cry a lot, even at stupid things or sometimes for no reason.
It's unpredictable how your moods are when you're bipolar. There's no specified amount of time that you have with your emotions. You just act impulsively on your feelings and it can cause a scene in public or push the ones you love away.
So I can't really tell you much about what you were diagnosed with, but I can show you some information about what episodes of bipolar can be like. Hope you figure things out.
How To Help A Friend With Bipolar Disorder?
I Think That My Friend Has Bipolar Disorder Because He Shows Some Symptoms Of It And He Thinks That He Has It Also.To Be Honest I Don'T Know What To Tell Him Since He'S The First Friend Of Mine That Has Had That.I Encouraged Him To See A Doctor But He Claims That They Would Tell Him&Quot;We Know How You Feel&Quot; And Of Course He Replies Back No They Don'T. I Did Tell Him Though That I Supported Him,I Always Be There For Him, And I Will Never Leave Him In A Time He Most Needs Somebody.I Did Some Research About This Illness Yet I Do Not Know How To Help Him Because He Says It'S Tearing Him Apart Inside And I Feel Sad Since I Can'T Do Anything About It
Self diagnosis is almost never correct. Showing "some symptoms" means nothing...... Everyone shows some symptoms of Bipolar but most people really do not understand what Bipolar really is. If he is concerned then he needs to make an appointment with a psychologist - they will not laugh at him. It's their job to find out what is wrong and help him. A psychologist, not a regular doctor. Depression is likely but 90% of people who think they are Bipolar really are not.
Everyone has all the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder....... because everyone has mood swings, momentary loss of judgment, likes to go shopping, likes sex, feels down sometimes, gets angry now and then and is hyper on occasion. The difference is that all of these symptoms in Bipolar are so intense that they interfere with your ability to function. Think of a pole (biPOLEr) with 0 at the center (0 being normal) and 10 at one end (manic) and -10 at the other (deep depression). Most people have swings but stay within 3 to -3. I have fairly severe Bipolar 1 but since my psychosis is mild I go from -9 to 9.... Also depression that comes and goes is not bipolar but just recurring depression, you have to have mania for it to be Bipolar..... you have to go to both ends of the pole.
Rapidly changing moods or becoming angry or sad easily is not Bipolar. That is just having emotions. People with Bipolar Disorder do not change emotions quickly, they go through long periods of deep depression followed by long periods of mania or elevated mood, long periods meaning weeks or months or years. Mood effects everything about you.... your energy level, self esteem, sleep patterns, appetite, sexuality, emotional response, etc.....
This is what it is like to have Bipolar disorder:
Depression - too tired to get out of bed, shower, even to brush my teeth. Cry all the time, sleep 16 hours a day. Feelings of self loathing and guilt that drive me to think of suicide but I'm to tired to even think about how to go about killing myself. It makes you feel small and worthless and completely insignificant. It makes you think about how big the world is and how meaningless you are in it..... and it refuses to let you have any good thoughts or see any good things.... when you look in the mirror all you see is pain, you don't even see yourself, you don't taste your favorite foods anymore, see that flowers are blooming, whether or not the sun is out, you become so inward that you hardly even notice your surroundings..... You don't even feel love for people anymore.... positive thoughts are just not possible...... it is a deep dark hole with no way out and no light for hope.... and most of all it makes you feel sooooo alone. And even if there were someone who cared about you they would be better off if you killed yourself....... because all you will ever be is a burden....... this can last from a couple of weeks to a couple of years.
Mania - Way too happy! PARTY GIRL! love drink and drugs. Talk really fast and pressured because my thoughts are going faster than my mouth can keep up with. Hypersexual - like I sleep with strangers and guys I just met on the internet or I masturbate 10 times a day. I once became bisexual because there were twice as many people to sleep with. down load porn and spend tons of money on sex toys. Spending sprees..... I once spent my mortgage money on african violets, yep, $1500 on African violets (then I got depressed and let them all die). Quit my job because I wanted my vacation pay for lottery tickets and I was so convinced I would win that I started shopping and writing bad checks because I'd be rich as soon as the numbers were drawn. Decided that I could replace the furnace in my home by myself... I mean how hard can it be..... Only sleep 2 or maybe 3 hours a night for months on end and never feel tired. In the end I was unemployed, $30,000 in debt, and had almost lost my home, which needed a new furnace because I had removed the old one.. or parts of it anyway. This can last for months.
I also have mixed states when I am depressed and manic at the same time which are truly the worst... By body and mind are depressed but there is this undercurrent of energy running all the time..... I'm highly emotional but the emotions tend to be negative (guilt and anger) I have intrusive thoughts and urges to mutilate myself (like wanting to stick my hands in the garbage disposal or cooking them on the BBQ), and I also have psychotic episodes where I hallucinate. This is when I am most suseptible to suicide because I am depressed, wanting to hurt myself, and I have the mental energy to plan and carry it out.
When I am on meds I am a normal 45 year old single mom of 3 and no one would even guess that I am Bipolar.
I Need An Address For A Self-Quiz On Bipolar Disorder For A Friend. Help Anyone??
Adult Bipolar (Manic Depression) Self Test
The following self test has been developed to assist adults in determining if they may be experiencing symptoms related to Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression).
This is only a preliminary questionnaire and should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition, disorder or disease.
Click the link below.
Can Someone Explain Something About Bipolar Disorder For Me?
Let Me Just Explain How I Have Felt For The Past 3 Years.
1. I Started Off With Severe Depression, Like Seriously I Had Lost All Will To Do Anything. I Was Like This For A Good 6-8 Months And Then I Became Rather Normal For About A Month And Then Right Back Into Depression For Another 4-5 Months.
2. I Told Myself That I Shouldn't Be Depressed And Tried Having Fun, That Fun Became A Pretty Intense Manic Episode. That Lasted For About 2 Months And Then It Became A Weird Mixed Episode Where I Was Really Confused, Depressed And Manic. That Lead To Another Severe Depression For About 2 Months Where All I Did Was Drive Around Boston Everyday For A Month, With No Will To Do Anything Else. I Was Just Angry At Everyone But Didn't Do Anything About It. I Think I The Depression Came From The Fact That I Lost My Voice For 3 Months Due To Smoking (I Quit) I Sounded Like An Old Man.
3. I Became Normal, Actually Pretty Normal, For I Would Say 4 Months.
4. Worst Episode Ever Hit Me, I Was Again Manic And Depressive At The Same Time, Seriously I Was Going Insane During This Time. Also I Became Slightly Paranoid About A Few People Thinking They Were Plotting Against Me.
5. Coming Out Of This Mixed Episode I Visited A Doctor That Didn't Tell Me What The Hell I Had, Just Gave Me Lamictal And Lithium, Which Didn't Even Help. I Told Him That Lithium Is Hard To Ingest Because The Pills Are Huge And The Doctor Laughed And Made Fun Of Me, Bye Bye You Jerk.
6. For 4 Months I Became Hypomanic, Now This Was The Nice One, Because I Had Very High Productivity And Was Feeling Really Euphoric, Excited And Having Fun.
7. Right After The Hypomania I Had A Short Burst Of Depresion For A Good 2 Weeks. Really I Lost All Will To Live, And Stopped Doing Everything.
7. This Episode Eventually Became A Very Dysphoric And Intenese Manic Episode Which Lasted Till About August Of This Year When It Became An Anger Mixed Episode, I Just Wanted To Hurt People, I Was Picking Fights With Everyone, I Was Destroying Things, During This Time All I Thought About How Horrible My Life Is And How I Want To Die. Seriously, I Should Have Been Hospitalized.
8. Around 2 Weeks Ago, I Leveled Off Pretty Good, And The First Time In Over A Year And A Half I Felt Normal.
9. This Week I Went To The Doctor, And Again This New Doctor Didn't Explain What I Could Have, He Just Said "It Definitely Seems Like Bipolar Disorder" And He Gave Me Zoloft. I Do Understand Though, He Can't Diagnose Me This Quick, And The Doctor Is A Really Nice And Down To Earth Guy.
9. Before I Started Taking Zoloft, I Did Start Feeling Hypomania Creeping Up On Me Again On Sunday, And It Kinda Did, Now Taking The Medicine, I Still Feel Hypomanic.
Now Medicine Aside, I Can't For The Life Of Me Figure Out What My Diagnosis Would Be.
I Know It Is Definitely Bipolar Disorder, But Which Kind?
Is This Similar To Bipolar 1? Or Bipolar 2? Or Rapid Cycling Bipolar? Or Cyclothymia?
I Have Another Appointment With The Doctor In 2 Weeks, And I Will Ask Him, But I Am Kinda Going Crazy Trying To Figure Out What This Is Because I Want To Do Research On This.
Could This Be Something Else From What I Have Decribed?
Mania Is Filled With Euphoria At First Then Dysphoria Afterwards, Racing Thoughts, Increased Sex Drive, Wanting To Waste Money On Everything, Talking Very Fast And Sometimes Very Loud, Irritated, Angry, On The Edge, Etc. Eating A Lot Of None At All, Less Sleep. Extreme Boost Of Energy, And No Concentration At All.
Depression Is Usually A Lot Of Sleep, Hyposomnia, Eating A Lot Of None At All, Wanting To Die, But Not Suicidal, Hatred Towards Everyone, No Energy At All, Laying In Bed All Day, Thinking About How Hurt I Am, And How Everyone Hates Me, Etc.
Mixed Episodes For Me Are Just Like Both Combined, But Less Extremities, Like My Sex Drive Is Not That High, And I Sleep The Least During This Time, Money Aint Really A Problem, But The Anger And Rage Is There. This Is Where I Contemplate Suicide A Lot And The Urge To Hurt, Make Someone Suffer By Taking Away Something That Makes Them Happy, Or Even Kill Someone Is Constantly Running Through My Mind.
Everything you describe can be explained by Bipolar Disorder. I have Bipolar 1 though I have never been psychotic. I struggle with mixed states and rapid cycling and extreme mania. Rapid cycling technically is "4 distinct mood swings in a year", however you can cycle as fast as every few minutes, which is what I do. I go from depression to normal to hypomania to mania which then starts to rapid cycle and gets faster and faster until it becomes a mixed state. Very ugly indeed. there are even two different mixed states, agitated depression or dysthymic mania. Bipolar 1 and bipolar 2 are basically only a difference in intensity of the mania, mixed states or rapid cycling.
Zoloft is an antidepressant. Antidepressants alone do NOTHING for mania, in fact they can make mania worse or push you into a manic state. You need a mood stabilizer and something to combat the mania too. if you like this therapist then stick with it and when you find the meds that work stay on them!! Email me if you'd like to chat about it more.
Experiencing Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder?
I Am 13 Years Old And I Am Currently On 75 Mlg Of Stertraline. I Have Been Having Lots Of Mood Swings Such As: For A Period Of Time I Can Be Very Energetic And Upbeat, Very Active And Play Outside With Siblings. I Talk Quite Fast And I Am Just Very Wild And Active, I Have So Much Energy. And Then I Can Just Get Mad Or Sad For No Reason. I Will Scream, Punch Things, I Even Once Punched Myself And Left A Bruise On My Face. I Cry And Cry And I Never Leave My Room. My Room Becomes Very Messy And Is Always Dark, And I Just Lay There And Do Nothing. And Something So Small And Minor Can Set My Off And I Lose It. I Feel Like I Am Going Insane And I Have Other Mental Disorder (Adhd, Add, Ocd, Anxiety Disorder), And I Get Tons Of Headaches And I Am Constantly Getting Sick, And I Sometimes Never Want To Go Out Or Go Anywhere, I Just Want To Be Alone In My Room, But Then I Can Be The Total Opposite And Just Jump Up And Down And Be Crazy. I Took Tests Online To See If I Have Some Of The Symptoms And It Says Its Serve And I Don'T What To Do Because My Head Is Hurting And I Am Just Really Confused And I Can'T Stop Typing Because I Feel Like I Am Going Crazy And I Am Just In A Huge Rush For No Apparent Reason.
These Are The Symptoms I Feel:
Talking So Rapidly That Others Can’T Keep Up
Racing Thoughts; Jumping Quickly From One Idea To The Next
Highly Distributable, Unable To Concentrate
Impaired Judgment And Impulsiveness
Acting Recklessly Without Thinking About The Consequences
Feeling Unusually “High” And Optimistic Or Extremely Irritable
Feeling Hopeless, Sad, Or Empty.
Inability To Experience Pleasure
Fatigue Or Loss Of Energy
Physical And Mental Sluggishness
Appetite Or Weight Changes
Concentration And Memory Problems
Feelings Of Worthlessness Or Guilt
Having Trouble Sleeping
Uncharacteristic Periods Of Anger And Aggression
Confusion And Inattention
I Know I Am Young, And It Could Just Be Hormones Or Whatever, But Considering My Past And With All Of The Other Mental Disorders I Have Been Told I Have I Just Think It Is More Than That. And My Depression Medication Doesn'T Help At All, And I Am Just Confused. Sorry This Is So Long And Really Jumbled Up, I Am Just Stressed And I Have A Huge Headache, So I Apologize For Spelling Errors, Not Making Any Sense, Etc.
I Just Need Some Advice, Thanks.
Much of what you describe is textbook for anxiety and depression, along with ADHD. OCD is also an anxiety disorder.
Bipolar moods come in cycles of 3 episodes (of mania lasting 7 days or longer -usually weeks; and depression lasting 2 weeks or longer-usually months) within 12 months; and doctors will not diagnose it in young teens, but it can be diagnosed at age 18.
Bipolar Disorder And Working?
Do You Think Bipolar Could Be What Is Preventing Me From Passing Those Test Things Before You Get A Interview? What About My Ged?
Fyi My Ged Was Just Declared A Non Accredited Ged By The State Of Kansas So I'M Doing It Again But I'M Struggling Hardcore Learning The Math Part. I'Ve Been Applying For Jobs Since 2010 With 2 Interviews And In Nice Terms I Was Told I Was Too Stupid To Do The Job.
Wow, some employers don't deserve having people working for them at all...sorry for your bad experiences. But a lot of people, even ones with high education and lots of experience have problems to get a job. Doing good interviews and being able to sell yourself is a skill you can develop.
You can get your GED, and you can get a job, try to think about what you are good at, and what skills need to be improved. The job market today is crazy and getting some pointers from someone how to answer questions and what not to say can be helpful. Talk to whatever employment services are available for you where you live, they might have classes that can help you, so that you can do good at the interview and get a job where you can do good.
Good luck, don't give up.
How Can You Tell That Someone Has Bipolar Disorder?
I Suspect Someone Close To Me Might Have It.
They have manic episodes which means they have unrealistic ideas of what they can do, like they are invincible and can conquer the world. They also have lows where they can become so depressed they can barely get out of bed and of course plenty of mood swings. It often leads to drug or alcohol abuse. These people can be unstable and hurt other people but most of the time they will just hurt themselves. If he/she does have bipolar d/o he/she needs to get on medication before he/she slips into a drug or alcohol habit.
Can Mild Bipolar Disorder Be Misdiagnosed As An Anxiety Disorder?
Are There Any Symptoms Of Bipolar That Look A Lot Like Anxiety (Specifically Ocd Or Gad)?
Anxiety can be a symptom of all conditions. Too many people today needlessly worry about being "bi-polar". Bi-polar is characterized by severe mood swings where the sufferer is awake for days, sometimes weeks, and then the inevitable low, where they cannot even get out of bed or barely speak!! They may believe that they have special powers & spend lots of money. There is another mood disorder called cyclithymic mood disorder, which is characterized by mood swings. This is more common, but again many people confuse it with pmt or effects of taking stimulants. I believe that people look on the net & relate to everything believing they are suffering some kind of mental illness. If symptoms are interfering with your life then go seek professional help
Is Bipolar Disorder Recognizable In One'S Eeg?
Does Bipolar Disorder Have Recognizable Symptoms In A Person'S Eeg? And Is It Possible To Treat It With Neurotherapy?
Current research does not support neuropathy. The best outcomes for bipolar disorder currently are medication in conjunction with therapy.
P.S. It took me over 70 medications and hundreds of cocktails until I found the right combination. It really can suck but the payoff is good. You will throw money away pursuing neuropathy and continue to have episodes.
Can Sleep Disorder Equal A Misdiagnosis Of Bipolar?
Without Going Into Serious Detail, My Teenager Was Diagnosed Last Summer Of Having Bipolar. Unrelated, Some Of Her Symptoms, Coupled With Past History, Just Weren'T Equalling Out, So We Sent Her To A Sleep Center. They Found She Has Very Severe Central And Obstructive Apnea. Now I'M Wondering If *Maybe*, Since Central Apnea Comes From The Brain, Could She Have Been Misdiagnosed With Bipolar?
Find out what kind of bipolar she was diagnosed with. There are 3 types; 1, 2, and NOS. (Not otherwise specified.) Type 1 is the only type that would suggest there was any insomnia or staying up for days at a time, which would also be a characteristic of a sleep disorder. If she has 2 or NOS, the sleep disorder would not affect her bipolar diagnosis. (Because she got the diagnosis for reasons other than not sleeping.)
If you receive proof that your daughter actually has a physiological cause for not sleeping properly, and this was a symptom of her bipolar disorder, then she may need to go to her doctor for a re-examination. There are a certain number of required bipolar symptoms to gain the diagnosis, and you can't be sure how many she had other than insomnia.
I wish you and your daughter the best of luck.