How Do You Know If Your Bipolar?


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Anonymous answered
The best information you can get on it is through your doctor and or the Internet. My niece is bipolar and it was ignored for years. One thing I notice was her mood swings were so up and down and frequent. One minute she's happy next she hate life then an hour later she's bouncing off the walls, literally. Spontaneity and also promiscuity, that is what the doctor's said can be associated with it. She was also a cutter but I don't think everyone with bipolar is. With medication it can be controlled.
Vickie Grosskopf/Market Profile
Hi I understand your problem, and I know how you feel when you are way up there, and all the sudden your way way down, so much you don't want to even get out of bed!! I am Bipolar, I was diagnosed with it this last Aug, I was in a Hospital because I just wanted to Die and didn't know why, I had an Anexity attack, and thought it was my asthma Not the Doc said in The ER back in July....So the Medicine I was put on for anexity did'nt help, I was just wanting to Die just 3 weeks later, my doc sent me to a hospital to get help. Now I am on Medicine to help me feel better, I was not feeling better, and I was told by my doc in the hospital it would take a while for all the med's to make me feel more like my self. I am now getting better, and am seeing 2 counselors for my treatment. So Just let the medicine take it's course, and the problems you are having will get better in time. I hope your Family has you in Counseling, Good Luck to you giggles102. P.S. And If you'd ever like to talk Blog me ay
Mia Teeliumtrozzle Profile
If you experience mood changes within 5-10 minutes, I don't think its bi-polar because the manic and depressive stages usually last for a few months before changing.If you are adolescence, its normal to have mood swings and you might not have anything.Symptoms of Bi-polar include fatigue(excessive tiredness), disturbance of appetite,and persistent feelings of isolation and loneliness.The only way you can know for sure is if you get the doctor to check.Ask your mom to take you to the doctor and he will be able to tell you.If you do have be bi-polar, its OK and you'll just need to take medicine.Good luck!
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Denise Jacobs answered
Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that can be treated very successfully with medications and therapy. The symptoms are severe mood swings, very high highs, very low lows, erratic behavior, sometimes drug addiction or alcohol addiction and sexual promiscuity. You may suspect that you are bi-polar, the only way to be sure is to be diagnosed by a doctor.
If you suspect that you or someone you know has bi-polar disorder, please go to your doctor.
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Anonymous answered
I get this too. I will be the happiest I have ever been and then some little noise or distraction will trigger anger and then I'm mad and irritated for no reason and then I calm down and realize what I have done and cry my eyes out I don't know what's wrong with me.
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Melissa Borelli answered
A good book to check out is "The BiPolar Handbook - Real Life Questions with up to date answers" by Wes Burgess, MD, PHD
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Zuheid Santiago answered
I believe is when you have mood swing not being able to sleep irritable and then some times you have suicidal thoughts.
Patricia Oliver Profile
Patricia Oliver answered
You really need to go talk with a mental healthcare professional and see what he/she has to say. He/she can lead you in the right direction.
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Nikita Aube answered
Get a therapist. It'll take a while, but you'll come to a conclusion eventually, and the medication will help. Kind of. Sometimes.
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Anonymous answered
I think I might be bipolar one min.I'm fine the next I'm trippen and say things to people that piss them off then I'm ready to say happens every day
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Will Martin answered
Bipolar disorder has more than one form and can be more or less severe, so it's not always easy to know if you have it. There is a lot of publicity around for this condition at the moment too, which is making a  number of people (like you) start wondering if they are bipolar. In most cases they will turn out not to be, but to help you decide, this list of symptoms is very complete and also offers suggestions for help if you think you need it. All the best.

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