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  1. 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...
  2. S

    Lifestyle Check

    I've been getting really worn down over the past couple of days. So much so that I've spaced looking at my checklist for lifestyle factors that tend to throw me off. Sleep: I'm not getting enough. Too much screen time at night. In the past I've gotten away with it but now it's obvious I...
  3. C

    Teenage Suicidal Thoughts!

    Hi All, A very close teenager of mine had been experiencing some kind of bipolar disorder (not sure but the symptoms are so). There were thoughts of death etc but otherwise a very brilliant kid. We did take her to a psychiatrist and Fluoxetine was prescribed 10 mg first and after a month...
  4. C

    Teenage Suicide Thoughts

    Hi All, A very close teenager of mine had been experiencing some kind of bipolar disorder (not sure but the symptoms are so). There were thoughts of death etc but otherwise a very brilliant kid. We did take her to a psychiatrist and Fluoxetine was prescribed 10 mg first and after a month...
  5. J

    Am i getting my body into trouble?

    until 6months ago, i have always been...a good weight. at the most it was 11stone 8, me being 5ft 10. but then i decided to eat healthy..cut the cr*p..my calorie intake must of been like 3000 a day! the first 2months went fine, i lost about 7lbs and well, i didnt really think about it my...
  6. Pixie37

    BPD and Depression

    Ok i started a depression group at hospital today. It's a 6 week course. I missed last week as i was ill but it was just an introduction. The outcome of today of depression management is this: * Medication - antidepressants, mood stabalisers. * Talking therapy * Take a daily multivitamin. *...
  7. jezcoleman

    anybody on lithium?

    I have a question. Is being thirsty a side effect and if so (cos as they making my mouth dry) do i need to cut back on my salt intake?, hope everybody is ok :)
  8. B

    confused .com !

    I would really like to know what you all think . I have a therapist for something entirly different but during a conversation my food intake came up . I dont think i have a problem, my weight is within a "normal range " i dont make myself sick or use laxatives etc. however i do restrict my...
  9. T

    Tecnofobic

    Hi folks, took a deep intake of breath and managed to join the site, and bigger intake of breath am I actually posting? Ok intro time am girl with the friend or foe that is the Bi-polar and have all the dips and highs, and lows that accompany the 'illness', I say illness as am not sure if it is...
  10. S

    Desperate for advice..

    Hi, im new here & i have read the rules but unsure on a few things like if numbers are okay to post. So sorry if im breaking any rules. Basically, im trying to recover from anorexia. im 19, 5ft 7 & weigh 95lb. My bmi is 15.3-ish. Ive been to my doctor & they dont help me. Im trying to increase...
  11. Star-28

    Off to the damn pdoc I go...

    Gotta do my totally embarrassing intake tomorrow at this mental health joint. Er!! I know they are going to laugh and talk about me when I leave. I hate all of those bastards. But my childhood friend insisted that I go when I was trying to explain to her my very rational story about my...