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when i feel moods i feel them to extremes either i am so mad or so sad or so happy but never a combo. I find it hard for me to be able to comfort other people or be able to get close. I am extremely apathetic towards everything in life including basic decisions. I have trouble being able to motivate myself until the very last minute before something needs to be done. i feel like i have been doing things in repetition and i always need to double check to make sure i have done something even something minuscule or i will obsess about it. Ive been doing all of these things for a good majority of my teenage years but not i feel like things have gotten worse. its hard for me to focus on certain concepts and if i am unable to grasp something or think to hard about it my body shuts down and i become extremely flustered i become hot and my brain hurts and i feel like my vision shuts down.

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replied August 22nd, 2010
Bipolar Disorder Answer A15567
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by mood swings and repetition and obsession regarding some daily tasks.
Bipolar disorder usually starts in age group 20-30 years but many have premorbid symptoms in late childhood or early adolescence. Women are likely to have more depressive and men more manic episodes over a lifetime. You might fit the diagnosis of Bipolar disorder that can only be ascertained by your psychiatrist after a detailed history and analysis and the same cannot be made online. You need an urgent appointment with your psychiatrist who might like to analyse your case thoroughly and institute appropriate therapy. The other coexisting disorder in your case could be obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), the diagnosis of which needs substantiation by a psychiatrist.
You must consult your psychiatrist for definitive diagnosis as the same is not possible online.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.

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