hello Doctor, I have a really important question to ask, I was diagnosed bipolar disorder about a month ago, i believe I am a rapid cycler as I can be fine today and the next day moody or depress I however does not get manic as I have never had any symtoms of it. The problem is I have not told anyone including my husband of ten years That I am bipolar. I do not If I should tell him, I do not think he will understand. He calls me crazy when we have arguments, when my eldest was diagnosed with ADHD, he put the blame on me and family as he said they all weird. I am about to start the medications. We are having alot of marital problems because if my mood swings, depression. I told him once that I was depressed but he did not pay attention to me, he answered I am depressed too. He tells me that I am not normal, that I do not behave like a normal person, that he wishes he could have a normal wife. i am very unmotivated, insecure, moody,. plese help me doctor what can I do.
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Basically what you are having is depression which is usually found in people having bipolar disorder. Sometimes there are mixed episodes in which features of both mania and depression are present at the same time.
You should talk to your psychiatrist about depression and get antidepressants prescribed. Psychotherapy will also help a lot in your case. Apart from that, try doing regular physical exercise by joining a gym. Exercise is of paramount importance because it releases endorphins from the body. Communicate with your partner and explain everything to him gently. This is an integral part of your treatment and will help with your recovery.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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