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Hello I believe I can help you with your concern
I am sorry that you have been experiencing these symptoms, I can imagine how distressing this must be
May I ask, for how long have you developed these mood shifts from happy to sad/irritable?
Thank you! I have been dealing with them for a couple of years. But I haven't really been called out about them until just recently.
When you get really happy, do you ever have racing thoughts (multiple thoughts at one time) and incredible feelings of energy?
I get a lot of energy I don't get multiple thoughts very often unless I'm extremely anxious about something.
I have a hard time trusting people when people are away I feel as though they have been talking about me or they know something I don't know. I get that feeling very often. It makes me suspicious of everyone.
Okay, do you feel impulsive and agitated during these mood shifts at all?
Yes very agitated.
Not so much impulsive depending on the situation
Alright, now when you said that you have a hard time trusting people when they are away, what makes you think they have talking about you or know something that you do not? Like what evidence from their behavior leads you to this conclusion?
It's nothing they really do. It's just me being paranoid. They could be acting their normal selves and I will feel like they are talking about me when they get together.
And do these feelings happen when you are sad/irritable primarily or when you are happy? Or does it not matter what kind of mood you are in?
It doesn't matter what mood I'm in.
And when you have high energy and really happy, do you tend to talk fast at all?
Yes. Sometimes I do.
Okay, well to start off with your moods can be caused by a disorder called Bipolar Disorder Mixed State. This is where your moods of depression and euphoria occur at the same time with frequent shifting. Here is a link that can provide you with more information on that
I remember looking up bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder mixed state are usually more complicated then traditional bipolar disorder because of the rapid mood shifts.
Oh okay. I see.
How often do these mood shifts happen to you in a day?
I can't really say how many times. They usually happen throughout the day unexpectedly
Okay, well I would recommend going to see a psychiatrist and telling the psychiatrist about your symptoms and seeing if a mood stabilizer medication can help you with these symptoms. If you are put on just an antidepressant, it can cause a severe manic episode so be sure not to just talk about the depression or irritability. Most likely you have Bipolar 2 with rapid cycling
Okay thank you Dr. Z that really helped me a lot.
Anytime, is there anything else I can do to assist you today?
No sir that is all
Okay, well I want to wish you the best of luck with everything. My goal is to provide you with excellent service, so if you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at anytime.
Hello it's me again. Okay so when a person says that they hear evil voices in their head when they're alone and it tells them to say and do things that are out of character for that person. Does that mean they could have a mental illness? I'm asking this question for a friend who is experiencing this and they wanted to know.
Thank you so much i will be sure to tell them.