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  1. N

    Help, Cyclothymia partner?

    Hello all, I’m hoping someone might be able to help me. Myself and my fiancée have been together now for over 5 years. She is 23 and I’m 27. We have had some major ups and downs throughout our relationship but mostly we have been good. I have always been the one in charge of finances etc. Last...
  2. J

    Cyclothymia loneliness

    Hi. Brief intro to me: I have had mental health problems for about 14 years, which early on were labelled as depression. I was given antidepressants which helped to a degree. I soldiered on, but required ever increasing anmounts of time off work and totally baffled my GPs. About 4 years ago, I...
  3. J


    Hi eveyone. Stumbled across this site this evening and thought I'd give it a try. My counsellor said to me a while back that I should try and find a support group or some sort of a community so that I felt less weird/lonely in regard to my mental health. I have had mental health problems for...
  4. N

    letter of support of my gp for dla

    Well i got my letter of support of my gp and i could scream, her last letter said i had Cyclothymia and my diagnosis changed to bipolar II and anxiety, i saw her last week to ask she put this on the support letter, i went and got the letter and she has wrote Cyclothymia again arrrgghh i phoned...
  5. A

    Is Cyclothymia a mild versaion of bipolar disorder?

    Good morning everyone.How are you today?I have heard of a form of bipolar disorder called cyclothymia and i was wondering what it was.Celebrity Stephen Fry apparently has it and i have heard it being referred to as "bipolar lite".Is cyclothymia a mild version of bipolar disorder?Thank you
  6. N

    Anyone else here Cyclothimic?

    Afternoon all Hope today is a goof day for you all. So Cyclothymia...anyone in my gang? :unsure:
  7. M

    Need to talk.

    Sorry if this is the wrong format to do this in. I am a psychology student at an English university, so I know a little bit about mental illness. I am quite sure my own mental health is not in prefect condition. My mother has an anxiety disorder, and other than that, mental ill health does...
  8. D

    Help and advice please

    I have had an appointment with a mental health doc today who has diagnosed me with cyclothymia however on looking at the symptoms i'm not sure that they fit me. I have depressive episodes that result in me drinking excessively, self harming, suicidal thoughts and plans, cutting myself off...
  9. A

    Finally got my diagnosis :/

    So I had my appointment with the psych and he's diagnosed me with Cyclothymia, which I've been told is a milder form or bipolar? He said my symptoms aren't severe enough to be diagnosed as full bipolar, jeez if my symptoms now aren't bipolar i hate to think what is, i've been hearing voices...
  10. Fluffymum

    Who knows what's happening

    I hope you all don't mind me posting this I'm sure you get questions like this all the time but I'm stumped and haven't a clue what's going on at the moment. This is a bit long so I am sorry for that. Ive had a lot of problems in the past and have been put through to the com mental health team...
  11. T

    CONFUSING DIAGNOSIS: Traits of BPD & traits Bipolar...:-/ Any advice????

    CONFUSING DIAGNOSIS: Traits of BPD & traits Bipolar...:-/ Any advice???? Hi all....hoping you can help work this one out?? Consultant diagnosed me yesterday ...first meeting over 50 mins... TRAITS OF..... Emotionally unstable personality DIFFICULTIES not Emotionally unstable personality...
  12. F

    Girlfriend possibly has Cyclothymia - advice?

    First off, a bit of background information. I'm 16, my girlfriend is 15. We've been going out over 10 months, and throughout she has had several "mood swings" They're not your average mood swings though. One moment, she'll want to hold me, never let go of me, later it'll be as if I don't even...
  13. Jenna

    Cyclothymia support group

    Dear all, would anyone be interested in establishing a cyclothymia sufferers support network in London? I know sufferers are all involved in thier personal battles with mood disorders, wrestling with medication, CBT, families and partners. I think there is a notable absence of support for this...
  14. A


    Hey, I'm new to all this...I've had problems with depression since I was about 14 or 15 (I'm 20 now), but I've only just been to see my GP about it and a counsellor too. But my GP seems to think it's more complicated than just depression and might be cyclothymia or something? Just thought it...
  15. D

    Cyclothymia Diagnosis.

    Hi there, I've a fairly new diagnosis of Cyclothymia and I'm feeling lonely, although I have a strong support network I feel very alone. I don't know quite where to turn when I have the panic and anxiety as well as the pain and self harm desires. My friends and family try to help but they...
  16. M

    Cyclothymia? Bit Puzzled !

    Cyclothymia - is "a chronic, fluctuating mood disturbance involving numerous periods of hypomanic symptoms and numerous periods of depressive symptoms." Simply translated, this means it is a long-term condition where the person's moods cycle between hypomania - a "high" that can be mild to...
  17. R


    Hope this goes in this forum. A few weeks ago I find information on cyclothymic disorder and began to think I might have it. About a week ago, I started writing down changes in my moods. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the worst mood possible and 10 being the best, I have ranged from a 2 to...
  18. B

    Cyclothymia help!

    On monday a psychiatrist told me i don't have bipolar, but what i do have is cyclothymia.. I'm no psychiatrist but i thought cyclothymia was a mild form of bipolar?? I was told i'm not ill, that i don't need to see a psychiatrist again, and i don't need any treatment. So basically i've been...
  19. N

    Worried about misdiagnosis

    Hi, I have been diagnosed with bipolar quite low on the spectrum. They say somewhere between Cyclothymia and Bipolar II (because I've suffered from severe depression and what they think might be mixed episodes). I'm not sure they've got it right. My GP made a preliminary diagnosis after...
  20. T

    Hi, had my diagnosis revised to cyclothymia

    Hi everyone, So... a little about myself. I'm male, 31, and live in a little town not too far from Heathrow Airport. I currently work part-time in a bookshop, but next month I'm starting university full-time. As to why I'm here... I've had mental health problems since I was 16, and up until...