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Am I bi-polar? I get mad because little things. I sabotage my relationships. I end up pissing everone off. I get to hyper. I've taken a test and the thing said I was bi-polar. Help!
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replied November 29th, 2006
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Nine
You could be, but to be certain you need to see a doctor. Do you have trouble sleeping at nights? Have rapid thoughts or talk fast?

Do you feel hyper to the point you feel like you could accomplish anything? Do you have days you are so depressed you don't want to get out of bed? Again.. All signs but again, see a specialist
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replied December 1st, 2006
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Re: Nine
adnor wrote:
you could be, but to be certain you need to see a doctor. Do you have trouble sleeping at nights? Have rapid thoughts or talk fast?


Do you feel hyper to the point you feel like you could accomplish anything? Do you have days you are so depressed you don't want to get out of bed? Again.. All signs but again, see a specialist

all of the above is correct.
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replied December 1st, 2006
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Well then I would see a phyciatrist who can get you started on the proper medications which will help stabilize your mood swings. Don't ignore this illness. There are some that can lead pretty stable lives. But if you choose to do nothing then you are self distructing and missing out on a healthy life.

Good luck and let us know how you are doing
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replied December 12th, 2006
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by alternating states of depression and mania that follow each other in a repeating cycle.


People with bipolar disorder may cycle through these states quickly or may experience long periods of depression or mania. Often one mood state predominates, while the other occurs only infrequently or briefly.

Symptoms of the elevated mood stage of bipolar disorder include an exaggerated sense of confidence and well-being, racing thoughts, excessive talking, distractibility, increased desire for pleasurable activity, decreased need for sleep, impulsivity, irritability, and impairment in judgment. The depressed phase includes symptoms of sadness, fatigue, pessimism, feelings of helplessness, low self-esteem, and loss of interest in life, possibly with thoughts of suicide.
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