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one of my oldest daughters has just been diagnosed with Cyclothymia.

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one of my oldest daughters has just been diagnosed with Cyclothymia. Is it possible that i have this disorder as well and have never been diagnosed

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Seeking expert counseling is a sign of strength. A personal relationship with a caring professional is proven clinically effective.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Dear friend,

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

I believe that I can help you.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

It is very possible that you too could have this disorder, as it runs in families.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Those with cyclothymia are either chronically elated or depressed, but never have full mania or major depression. It is a mild form of bipolar disorder.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Only a face-to-face assessment can tell for sure.

Customer:

is there a likely hood that her twin will develope this disorder as well?


 

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

It is possible since they have the same gene AND the same environment. Keep a close watch.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Who diagnosed her?

Customer:

her Doctor in Nebrska

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

GP or psychiatrist?

Customer:

she said it took serveral months

Customer:

i belive both were evenually invold

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Was the doctor a psychiatrist?

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Or did you mean there were two doctors?

Customer:

not sure......She needs to see one?

Customer:

there were two i believe as GP could not find answers

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

I would not start a course of psychiatric medication without getting an opinion of a mental health expert who knows about mood disorders. A psychiatrist or an MD can subscribe, but a psychiatrist is a much better diagnostician.

Customer:

okay make sense

Customer:

how could i not know if I have this disorder as well

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

She may not have this. It could be just hormonal changes or possible personal problems (boys?)

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

See the same psychiatrist. Go together.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

or even easier, for a start, get this book:

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

The Cyclothymia Workbook: Learn How to Manage Your Mood Swings and Lead a Balanced Life by Prentiss Price

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

if it applies you will know it. If it doesn't you will know it as well.

Customer:

Ty

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

You can get it at amazon.com

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Your family is in my prayers. Have a wonderful new year.

Customer:

i will see about going with her.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Warm regards,

Customer:

i well be back home this month

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

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Customer:

you as well Ty Sir

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Enjoy your holiday.

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