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Bipolar Affective Disorder

Also known as Hypomania, Mania

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  • A long road to bipolar

    I live in New Zealand, and I retire on Christmas day this year. Three years ago, I had some mental problems, and my wife called in the police, who promptly took me down to the police station, where I was "sectioned" into the psychiatric unit at the local hospital. I was in the psych unit for...

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  • Mood stabilizer stopped working?

    My doctor prescribed me an antipsychotic to help control a nasty mixed episode. It worked pretty well for about a week, but now I've noticed that it doesn't seem to be working nearly as well. Has this happened to anyone else?? Do I need a higher dose or just a completely different med?

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  • Mania with only mind paranoia?

    After experiencing a antidepressant-induced mixed episode, I began to be paranoid that the police were after me all the time; I would be scared by passing lights and my own brake lights, and think that whenever someone looked at me it was because there was something wrong with my car. At first I thought...

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  • Chester Bennington and Robin Williams

    Today I am P****d!! I haven't slept for a few days so l am a little off my rocker. My thoughts will ramble all over the place as I am manic but depressed at the same time. Anyone else go through this crap?? I have been in the Batcave for a few days now with my thoughts and it just struck me... I...

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  • I'm back again!!!

    Hi as anyone who follows the chats on here will recognise I ask for help/advise when my partner is having an episode!! What I want to know is when I can see his behaviour changing & leading up to an episode what can I do if anything to prevent it happening  Also this happens every 3/4 months...

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  • A long road to bipolar

    I live in New Zealand, and I retire on Christmas day this year. Three years ago, I had some mental problems, and my wife called in the police, who promptly took me down to the police station, where I was "sectioned" into the psychiatric unit at the local hospital. I was in the psych unit for...

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  • Does my girlfriend have bipolar or some mood disorder?

    Sorry this is so long, I’m sorry, I would really appreciate any reply. I’ve fallen in love with a fantastic girl with one major problem, her mood. Her mood swings severely. When she is tired, stressed, pms-ing or feeling down, she can be so hurtful in what she says. She can get so upset over what I...

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  • Bipolar is ruining my life

    I've been dealing with bipolar for six years now. And it's hard. Every week I break down. But I've started to become more hopefully with the right meds and therapy. I've also tried to change my perspective. I want to to see the good in 'bipolar'. I read some really good quotes...

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  • I want out

    Don't get me wrong I'm proud of everything I've that done, but it doesn't feel enough.. I hate my bipolar.. I want to get rid of it

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  • Mood swings are giving me whiplash

    So first of all, I haven't been diagnosed with anything yet (I have a psychiatrist appointment in November, but my psychologist and pcp don't feel comfortable with diagnosing me at this point). I've been suffering from major depression since I was 12, a little under a year after going through...

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  • bipolar girlfriend possibly cheating. i am broken

    Hello, The situation : we just moved in together ever since she claims to have lost affection ( like she says it , i love you , i am just not in love anymore) she barely lets me touch her , last time we had intimate contact was sathurday , and it was 4 at night , meaning she was half sleeping...

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  • Chronic apathy after discontinuing antipychotic

    I was given Haldol injections, and also prescribed Zyprexa and Depakote all at once for my first manic episode. I discontinued because of how bad they made me feel. I've been apathetic and indifferent ever since taking all these horrible drugs. Antipsychotics are supposed to make patients indifferent...

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  • Mother having delusions

    For the past few months my mother who has been diagnosed with Bipolar has been hearing things. She claims the neighbours have been calling her mad and harrassing her but every time I hear her shouting out back I hear no reply from anyone. She talks to herself frequently. I'm 17 and have been trying...

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  • chronic bipolar depression

    hi am currently in the grips of bipolar depression, i have been at rock bottom for 8 months, had three medication changes, was hospitalised for two weeks and am currently on a waiting list to see a psychiatrist to see about changing medications yet again as my current combination is having zero effect....

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  • Lithium Carbonate—messing up my communication skills?

    So I have Bipolar II. I was on Lamictal for a little bit but I stopped because it wasn’t working and I was forgetting how to spell words. Now I am on Lithium and I feel like I am forgetting how to order my words in a sentence, if that makes any sense at all. It’s like I can’t speak well at all in a coherent...

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  • Why don’t I feel like talking?

    I’ve recently had a 3 month extremely manic episode which was aggravated by a high caffeine intake. I was very talkative and had lots to say about various things that I can no longer even remember. I’ve been stable for around a month now. Only recently been discharged from hospital and since being...

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  • My BP Disorder Story

    Hi there, Just thought I'd share my story with Bipolar Disorder. I'm 24 years old and was diagnosed 3 years ago this December coming, have been on lithium 3 years ago this January and it's done wonders... for the mania anyway. If depression takes hold, I'm prescribed Seroquel but don't...

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  • Bipolar girlfriend wants to break up/ wants a break

    I have been with this beautiful young woman for 10 months and 5 days and we have talked about her being diagnosed with a BP Illness. I’m not sure what type she is tho but throughout our relationship we have been perfectly fine beside my anxiety getting in the way of us going places sometimes but we have...

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  • Voices in the head.

    Hello. My friend is suffering from this issue where voices are controlling her actions by where she is feeling paralyzed while the voices are basically controlling physically and mentally but she is there aware but unable to do anything. She gets it when she is stressed and upset. Please help me out...

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  • Possible bipolar please help

    I think I may have bipolar but I'm not 100% sure. Years ago I was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. But I rarely have issues talking to anyone anymore, it's got a lot better. I'm severely depressed but other times out of no where I'll have bursts of energy and I have to wind someone...

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  • Can anyone recognise this

    Sorry in advance for this long soon to be post.  I am 36 and had a troublesome childhood my father was a abusive man and although I loved my mother dearly I moved out at 16 as I felt I was unable to do and make my own decisions. At 12 I became sexually actively on whims of hyperactive and was drinking...

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  • I am seventeen and possibly bipolar

    Hello, I was hoping I could get some feedback or advice regarding certain mental healh issues. In January 2017, I started feeling depressed and I would frequently cry, at first my family thought it was just a phase but it went on for months. I eventually tried to get help but it was futile as my suicidal...

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  • My girlfriend has a BP illness and what’s to take a break

    I have been with this beautiful young woman for 10 months and 5 days and we have talked about her being diagnosed with a BP Illness. I’m not sure what type she is tho but throughout our relationship we have been perfectly fine beside my anxiety getting in the way of us going places sometimes but we have...

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  • do i really have bi-polar?

    I was told by my dr that I was bi -polar. yet I don't feel I have the symptoms. I have major anxiety. can someone tell me what bi-bolar symptoms are? I'm confused. thank you

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  • Advice For A New Bipolar Relationship?

    Hi all I have just joined this site as I'm in a new relationship with someone with a diagnosed cyclothymic bipolar guy who is medicated with lithium. I'm sorry if this is too long but this is all very bizarre to me! We have been dating for over two months now, he has been sweet, attentive,...

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  • Weed and Abilify for Bipolar

    I have bipolar which was in remission for almost a year, up until possibly a few weeks ago when my best friend died. I have been smoking weed for a few months now, pretty much daily - if I'm not in work, I'm high. I know, it's bad. The dr thinks I'm rapid cycling now with hypomania...

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  • Bipolar vs borderline?

    I was diagnosed with bipolar about 2 years ago. However, I recently heard of a condition called BPD / borderline personality disorder. I noticed that a lot of the symptoms were the same. I took a test, that I'll link below, and it seems like it could easily be misdiagnosed? Has anyone heard or BPD...

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  • just started topomax

    I was wondering if anyone had any advice about side effect good or bad about this med I'm taking it for mental health and pain..

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  • How can I help him?

    My boyfriend is bipolar. We have been together almost 2 years now and I seeing him going to ups and downs. Sometimes he is extremely happy and then extremely sad. This week is the worst. He can't snap out of it. He hasn't eating since Sunday when I was there. Can't focus on anything. He just...

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  • BIRTH CONTROL and ManiA???? Please somebody answer!

    So back in January I woke up in the middle of the night in a full panic attack. It was the scariest thing I have ever experienced in my life. I was not working at the time and spent the next 2 weeks trying to figure out what was wrong with me. It was taking 3 weeks to get into my GP....she was on vacation........

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  • Bipolar 2, anxiety, mixed episode

    Darkness surround me and I am alone. My story to long......my sadness to great. Life is hard and living for the brave....Feel like giving up but my one year old needs me. 42 and feel like a failure...where has life passed me by, when did I give up and why...

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