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I been haveing some mental issues and it felt like bipolar i…

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Hi i been haveing some mental issues and it felt like bipolar i want to know if i realy have to so i can seek help from a professional docter

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

No not yet am from a small city and my family is history is full of mental illness

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the psychologist should know?

schizophrenia and psychosis

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Mental Health
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Mental Health Professional: Linda D., Psychotherapist, LMSW, CASAC replied 1 year ago
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Mental Health Professional: Linda D., Psychotherapist, LMSW, CASAC replied 1 year ago

I hear your concern about having a mood disorder, possibly bipolar disorder. That must be really frightening especially given your family history. Can you tell me the symptoms you have been concerned about? Linda

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
am usually dawn like i cant seem to enjoy anything but when am high i feel like my head is going to explode from how fast my thoughts are and how fast am talking its emmbarssing cause usually am not talktive but when i am i cant help it and i talk to multible people at the same time my focus is either really high like i can pick somethings up others dont and memorize fast and remember every detile or i cant focuse or remember things i did mitune ago its tiring i always have nightmares disturping ones and feel like its real i have sleeping issues i either cant sleep much and i wake u every 2 hours or i sleep too much
i have this on going cycle of sudden intense feelings i cut off myself from everyone until i get comfortable at these times i would be feeling like crap it happens every 2 months i would feel like crying for no reasons but i cant i would get irritable for no reason i get so mad and defensive for no reason again and i always push myself to do alot of things at the same time and i think i can do it i would look at a makeup tuturial and buy so much make but i use ones i like crafting i bought so much and i dont use much i feel the need to buy stuff sometimes i have suicidal thoughts
and when i care i care too much i feel so much when i have a problem my head keeps talking over and over i usually have headaches sometimes i wake up from my sleep with like one thought in my head and brains start like 1+1=2? no no no no and it start again over and other my sleeping habits are tiring lately i dont go out or talk to anyone i know how schizophrenia i lived with one my whole life i know i dont have it but i have something cause it driving me crazy my family is not helping they make it worse and idk what to do
Mental Health Professional: Linda D., Psychotherapist, LMSW, CASAC replied 1 year ago

Is it possible for you to meet with a psychiatrist to share what you have shared here and get an evaluation? It is impossible to diagnose a person without a face to face interview but yes, it definitely does sound like you are mentally stressed and out of balance. Linda

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
but isnt this what the website is for ? can you tell me what are the key point i should point out to psychiatrist i dont want to go like that cause am already terrfied of going cant you tellme what it may be at least ? anyone could tell am out of balance right now
Mental Health Professional: Linda D., Psychotherapist, LMSW, CASAC replied 1 year ago

No, we are not here to diagnose or give medications. We are here to answer people's concerns and validate that they may need to follow up with a professional in their are. You do have some symptoms that should be discussed with a professional in person. The signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder are different depending on the type of episode (i.e., manic or depressive). Each episode marks a drastic change from the way a person usually acts and their typical mood. It sounds like your behaviors are consistent with these.

Symptoms of a manic episode may include:

  • Feelings of euphoria, abnormal excitement, or elevated mood
  • Talking very rapidly or excessively
  • Needing less sleep than normal, yet still having plenty of energy
  • Feeling agitated, irritable, hyper, or easily distracted
  • Engaging in risky behavior such as lavish spending, impulsive sexual encounters, or ill-advised business decisions

Symptoms of a depressive episode (bipolar depression) may include:

  • No interest in activities you once enjoyed
  • Loss of energy
  • Difficulty sleeping—either sleeping too much or not at all
  • Changes in appetite—eating too much or too little
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
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