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Does Increasingly Unmanageable Anger mean that I am Bipolar?

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My wife and i have had a lot of problems of late. She and i fight almost constantly and it is all blamed on my "mood swing" . my wife tells me that one minute i could be happy go lucky then like a light switch i am the incredible hulk. i have noticed the anger inssues but i just thought it to be genes. i have always had a problem keeping my anger in check . but to get to the point i wanted to know if u think i might be bipolar and what could i do to help if not fix it so as it doesnt distroy my marriage and family.


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replied April 21st, 2006
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Bipolar disorder is a very unpleasant, difficult psychotic disorder wherein two phases are in constant flux. One phase is "manic" and the other is "depressive". During the manic phase, patients experience unreasonable anger or happiness; during the depressive phase, patients experience unreasonable sadness. A person with bipolar disorder (or any kind of psychosis), however, remains unaware of the condition.

It is possible that you might be experiencing an anxiety disorder wherein the anxiety is manifested with anger. You can visit your GP first and then you may see a mental health professional or psychiatrist, as reccommended. Anxiolitic drugs (diazepam, bromazepam etc.) might be of use to you, as prescribed by a doctor.
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