bipolar

  1. L

    At a loss...

    Does any one else experience anxiety around their partner? Sometimes when he’s away I feel fine. I don’t have anxiety. I still have these thoughts about if I love him or not. I still have compulsions. But I sometimes want him to go away so I can not have the anxiety and obsessions I have around...
  2. Tixbut

    How do you Relieve stress

    Hi everyone, I hope everyone is doing well 🙂 I have bipolar and extremely bad anxiety. I stress about everything, every minute of the day and now it is making me sick eg getting infections. I was wondering how you destress and relax Or even shut your mind off for a while during the day. I do...
  3. H

    Worried about friend - Bipolar, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression

    Hi everyone, I am worried about one of my close friends whose life has taken a sudden turn mental health wise and what to do. I have been friends with this guy, we will call Matt, for about 8 years, and we go to the same college. I knew a bit about his past (abusvie family) and that he...
  4. L

    End of relationship with SO - never loved me?

    This is likely to be a long post, and I am sorry, but I would really like some reassurance and impartial opinions. My ex boyfriend and I were together for 5.5 years, and were friends for about a year before that. The beginning of our relationship was in person, but the latter half was long...
  5. Sadkittygirl1928

    psychosis and agression, diagnosed as bipolar

    I have another mental health diagnosis as well, but for some reason, I just can't except this one. I am so scared and angry I dont know what to do, Im medicated and I dont want to be. In the past I got very aggressive and went into a psychosis, it was thought to be meds now people are saying its...
  6. Lemonrose1820

    Failing school, no hope

    Hello, I am failing out of nursing school and I don’t know what to do. I want to be a nurse but it just doesn’t seem possible for me. I can’t help but to wonder if I’d be having this issue if I didn’t have bipolar disorder. I can’t relate to anyone in my life because no one I know is failing...
  7. S

    Help with fathers mania.

    Hello, sorry for how bare bones this is, I just wanted to get my thoughts out there before i forget (i have memory issues along with my own mental disorders not related to Bipolar) Starting from the beginning, im sure my dads always had mental trouble, frequently depressed and angry . I was a...
  8. J

    How to Handle Girlfriend's Mania

    A girlfriend is currently going through her 4th or 5th manic episode since 2006. All the usual symptoms are there: having higher-than-normal energy levels being restless or unable to sit still having a decreased need for sleep having increased self-esteem or confidence, or grandiosity being...
  9. H

    My Bipolar SO disappeared...advice needed

    Hi, I'm new here, I've been trying to navigate this and have done a lot of research but my situation seems a little different from others I have seen so I like to get some insight from people who have been there on my side or people who have done this kind of thing themselves. I'm going to try...
  10. C

    hey, is this normal or could i possibly be bipolar?

    its something i wonder about occasionally. my best friend had bipolar (lets call her Rachel) and we got along so well. i would always say that she understood parts of me that nobody else did. and now recently my sister put herself in the mental hospital, theyre treating her for bipolar too. it...
  11. Sadkittygirl1928

    My psychologist thinks I'm bipolar

    I don't know how to cope. I have become physically violent, I don't respond well to medication it is what made me have my first ever manic episode and violent behaviors. when I came off meds everything seemed fine and then the other day I self-harmed and hit my boyfriend in rage. I also have OCD...
  12. B

    Am I Depressed?

    Hi, I am bipolar and have Aspergers so although I feel I should know by now whats going on with me, I dont. Any opinions would be helpful. I have just been out of the country for two weeks for a family wedding (my partners sister) and most of the people I met was for the first time so I was...
  13. frisas45

    My mother and I suffer from schizophrenia and things are getting better. But I am exhausted to move on.

    I suffer from bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia. I get occasional bursts of anger and panic attacks. Thankfully, with the right treatment, my anger is reduced but I am still paralyzed in fear. My mother is suffering from delusional disorder. She refused to take pills that the doctor...
  14. T

    Self harm urges

    I was diagnosed bipolar II as an adolescent and have been attending therapy/psychiatry on and off since around age 7. I'm fairly easy to provoke based on my mental state (obviously?) But for some reason when Im provoked and just mentally exhausted from a long day I get violently overwhelming...
  15. C

    Bipolar symptoms not so clear

    I have had diagnosis from Bipolar 2 to MDD/PTSD/GAD. Tried a ton of anti-depressants which usually leave me on the side of some sort of hypo-mania like symptoms. The thing is that, I only have those symptoms when I am on an anti-depressant. My mood is kind of erratic while not on meds but its...
  16. M

    Order of Highs and Lows

    Hey guys, Just curious, do you usually have a high that's follow by a low, or a low and then followed by a high? I read that most people have highs (manic) and then a crash after (depression), but it seems I usually have a low period and then boost out of it. And also, does your highs usually...
  17. Lostinthestatic

    Any ways to prevent misdiagnosis, as a patient?

    I had an intake appointment today and as I described my symptoms to my therapist, she brought out a bipolar assessment sheet. After I finished filling it out, I told her that my mom and sister both were diagnosed with bipolar, but that I didn’t think I had it. Obviously I don’t really know...
  18. B

    Flashbacks

    Hi I am diagnosed with ASD, Bipolar and BPD. I'm currently doing a decent job of keeping my life together but I'm suffering from flashbacks and vivid dreams. A few years a go I cheated on my partner, he was my first love and I was out of my mind on zoloft and had just been released from hospital...
  19. J

    My Jewish Manic Episode

    Dear friends, For years after my manic episode, I couldn’t write or talk about it. But I finally got up the gumption and published a short piece about it in a national magazine. It came out this week. I won’t lie - coming out has been scary - but I’ve done it bit by bit and reclaimed my...
  20. S

    If you had bipolar but you were un-diagnosed, how would antidepressants affect you?

    As the title says, if you went on antidepressants as an undiagnosed bipolar how would they affect you?