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I often have feelings of exaggerated highs, then extreme lows

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I often have feelings of exaggerated highs, then extreme lows - occasionally suicidal, i have depression but i'm not always sad, some days i feel extremely hyperactive, then others i get so pessimistic i feel so worthless, some days i feel beautiful, others i feel repulsive, some days my labido is high others its non exsistant, i get bursts of motivaton, then everything just feels pointless - my doctor thinks this is typical depression, but i'm sure, whats wrong with me?
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I am 18, how old did i put? sorry for the misunderstanding

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Hi Bumblebee,

It sounds like you are experiencing a lot of emotional instability and rapid cycling between feeling great and feeling terrible. I cannot be sure without conducting an evaluation, but I'm guessing that you are experiencing a considerable amount of conflict about some aspect or many aspects of your life. Your symptoms do not sound consistent with bipolar disorder, but I think your emotional instability might make you think you have something like that. At this point, I do not think the diagnosis is important. Rather, I think you need to go to see a clinical psychologist to talk about what has been going on for you lately. I'm sure a psychologist could help you to sort through some of your emotional ups and downs. If the psychologist believes you need some type of medication, he or she can refer you to a psychiatrist for a medication evaluation. Good luck in seeking treatment.

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Category: Mental Health
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Experience: I have a master's degree in clinical psychology and am currently finishing my doctoral degree.
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