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  1. C

    Schizoaffective in denial of medication

    Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder with bipolar and obsessive features with PTSD (ahhhh mouthful and a half). Had a psychotic episode in 2017 and I’m 23 now. Whoever reads this will be the first to know I’m not taking my medication as prescribed as I just really don’t...
  2. M

    Is it normal

    I’ve been diagnosed BP since high school- over 16 years ago. I have a wife, 2 kids, and a fairly high stress management job. I function well, but I feel like when I hit a stress point I crack and my whole psyche seems like a spiraling storm cloud of just... sadness and emptiness and...
  3. E

    when will my psychiatric nurse be legally allowed to talk to me again? help?!

    I have an appointment with my psychiatrist on October 14th and I also asked her this question and she told me that she would get back to me my psychiatric nurse’s manager split us up and he has been told to have no contact. my psychiatrist said that the reason we can’t have contact is because...
  4. D

    My depression

    My name is Darren i am a 37 year old who has struggled with depression for the past 19 years. When i was first diagnosed that long ago there was a massive stigma about mental health. I was so embarrassed to admit i had depression. I wouldnt talk to any one for days on end. In the early days...
  5. E

    Do these fleeting thoughts classify as mood swings?

    Within seconds or minutes my mind changes from “let’s move forward, go to college, work hard and get a good job and better yourself” and then the next moment it says “don’t bother you’ll be dead soon, enjoy the remaining months of your life” And I have episodes of crying, irritability and...
  6. S

    He lied and flirted with other women, acting manic on medicine

    My boyfriend has been taking lamictal for a few months now, when we first got together he cheated and confessed he cheated on girlfriends before but he also lived for a very long time without any meds and while drinking all the time so I read up on hypersexuality and worked through it the best I...
  7. E

    RE: I am in love with my psychiatric nurse

    In reference to a previous post I made a few weeks prior, I would like to add a few more words. If you haven’t already seen it then I advise you to take a look to ensure clarity and to save confusion. I had an appointment this Monday regarding the complaint I made about my psychiatric nurse. It...
  8. G

    Does my partner have bipolar???

    I am currently struggling with a situation involving my partner of 4 years. I was told from the beginning that he has schizophrenia, which I accepted and was something I had experience in due to a past job, so wasn’t something that worried me too much. Three weeks ago he suddenly stopped...
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    antipsychotic meds enough to control hypomania?

    I was wondering if anyone taking a anti psychotic and or a antidepressant, notice that it can control there BP 2 hypo mania alone? Has anyone needed Lamictal as well to have mostly complete control of it? (Not sure if that is for depression or mania) I'm on a low-ish dose of Seroquel (350mg) but...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
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    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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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