episodes

  1. MeropeneM

    Suspecting my mother of BPD and PTSD

    Hello fellows, I'm Jester but you can also call me Proxy or Mero. I had a recent discussion with my mother, in her 60s, openly diagnosing her of borderline and explaining how her episodes, motives, ulterior justifications and shifts from idealization to devaluation don't make a lot of sense. I...
  2. C

    Girlfriend finally left, couldn't take my episodes

    My girlfriend of 1 year left me, after trying to take care of me despite my episodes, she understood and tried to help whenever she could despite her having BPD, but she had enough and left, this has all happened with my past relationships and friendships, they couldn't take it and left.. I...
  3. Azelka

    Does lithium make episodes of hypomania and depression last less long?

    Does lithium make episodes of hypomania and depression from bipolar last less long?
  4. R

    Missing the highs

    Hello, I was diagnosed in 2003 with bipolar and have been on a lot of meds, quit meds for 2 years with help from psychiatrist. Been back on meds about 1 year (olanzapine,clonazepam and ativan), I still get mixed episodes and the lows but no euphoria, I forget what it feels like on meds, are my...
  5. garbageg4

    How do you control your thoughts

    All I constantly can think about is not wanting to be here anymore and sex. I know there is more out there. I am bipolar I think I have a bit of hypersexual episodes as well. What do I do?
  6. D

    People's experience of binge eating

    I have issues with episodes of binge eating. I can have about 3 episodes a week and I completely lose control. I can consume thousands of calories in less than an hour. At lot of the time I can't taste the food or even 'register' what I am doing until it's too late and I can see all the...
  7. L

    I have bipolar but not sure if depressed?

    Hi everyone this is my first post here and I'd really appreciate any feedback. Ever since I was 20 (I'm 28 now) I've been different. Without going in too much detail let's just say I had a relationship breakdown and I had my first manic episode. After my first manic episode I basically became...
  8. B

    Bipolar with mania VS Brief Psychotic Disorder

    Hi all, I have recently been diagnosed with bipolar with mania. I have had two episodes of psychotic breaks, one in 2013 and one on 12/24/2017. I have been trying to better understand bipolar with mania by researching through credible resources (mostly the DSM), and I truly feel that Brief...
  9. M

    New Member

    Hi everyone, my name is Matthew from Liverpool, UK. I am 22 years old and experience anxiety episodes on a regular basis. I have joined this site to speak to others who are experiencing similar episodes to me and also to make new friends for members both within Liverpool and outside of it. Feel...
  10. D

    I'm new to this but I'm bipolar and need some advice

    Hi my name is Dave and I was diagnosed with bipolar about 16 years ago. I was married for 13 years and it ended 5 years ago and I lost my health insurance. I haven't had any since so I haven't been taking any meds. Well I started having episodes and I'd never experienced one and I never heard of...
  11. Prairie Sky

    How do your episodes begin?

    Are they sudden, gradual? Can you pinpoint triggers or do they seem to come out of nowhere? Do your depressive episodes start differently than manic or hypomanic episodes?
  12. L

    Advice/support? Coping techniques

    Hi, This is my first post, I've just signed up as I feel I'm at the end, I'm 22, actually have a great life have been with my partner since we were 15, we bought a house last year and are getting married next year. I'm currently studying to be a nurse. When I was 17 I was assessed for bipolar...
  13. nickybow86

    Does this sound like slight bipolar?

    Hi guys My phyciatrist said I have a mood disorder but didn't specify what. I go though depressive episodes , high episodes and normal episodes. I noticed when I go through the high episode I don't sleep very much at night (3 hours). I'm just after going through a high episode for about 4 days...
  14. nickybow86

    Does this sound like slight bipolar?

    Hi guys My phyciatrist said I have a mood disorder but didn't specify what. I go though depressive episodes , high episodes and normal episodes. I noticed when I go through the high episode I don't sleep very much at night (3 hours). I'm just after going through a high episode for about 4 days...
  15. S

    Psychotic episode

    Hi there being new to this and finally being able to open up before I seen some psychiatric help at some point. I believe I have experiences psychotic episodes before and I am believe I am experiencing one recently. I have extreme cases of irritability and I become socially withdrawn with loved...
  16. B

    Conflict

    I haven't used a forum like this for a while, but I am seeking some help here. I am currently in a healthy partnership, however my boyfriend struggles heavily with mental illness, he's been diagnosed with many things. Lately he's been experiencing very high highs and low lows. His depressive...
  17. D

    tardive dysphoria | Antidepressants Make Things Worse in the Long Term?

    tardive dysphoria | Antidepressants Make Things Worse in the Long Term? Certain research and studies are showing that long term antidepressant use can cause chronic relapsing depressive episodes, cognitive damage and tardive dysphoria. Is this legit? Is that for real? :scratch: [Moderation...
  18. C

    Daughter physcotic like episodes

    OK I have posted on here before but not on this forum. My daughter has long term depression as well as social anxiety and is awaiting an aspergers assessment. She has never worked and has no friends. Me and my husband care for her but just recently things have got really bad. She has been...
  19. A

    Can anyone relate?

    I'll cut to the chase: Has anyone else had dissociation episodes that damn near mimicked some sort of brief psychosis? Because this is the strangest crap I've ever dealt with and I've dealt with some weird stuff. I have a long history with dissociation and memory problems. Some people have...
  20. W

    Does anyone else find dissociation to be like a coping mechanism?

    I've experienced bipolar disorder for years but when I've been really, truly depressed, I've had mood congruents (delusions and hallucinations), and also episodes of dissociation that can last hours or days. I've often been diagnosed with a mix of problems based on this alone, but I was just...