Ask a Psychiatrist and Get Answers to Mental Health Questions ASAP
Hi, I'd like to help you with your question.
It sounds like you may have some signs of Bipolar disorder, but anxiety and depression can also cause those symptoms.
If you are seeing a counselor, have they done a complete evaluation of your symptoms? If they have not done so, ask your counselor to evaluate you. Explain your symptoms and have them screen you for Bipolar disorder.
If you are taking medications, then you may need them changed if your symptoms are not being relieved. How long you have been taking these medications is important. Sometimes medications can be less effective the longer they are used.
You may need to change doctors if you feel you are not being listened to. Sometimes, it takes a few tries to find a doctor and/or therapist you feel you can work with. Try talking with your GP about a referral. Or you can search on line at http://www.bacp.co.uk/ or http://www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/therapists/.
I hope this has helped you,Kate