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Does this sound like Bipolar or no?

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viridis

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ok, so, I've been depressed and anxious all my life, literally since the day I was born, but lately I've been feeling everything a lot more than usual. I have gone through phases like this before, when I've also thought maybe I could be bipolar. I've been blaming my derealization/dissociation for my mood because more often than not, I feel like a complete stranger to myself.
when I am "myself", I am very depressed, tired, and unmotivated to do anything. I'm never able to focus on my school work, or even simple tasks like just watching tv. But there are moments where I fall into this "hyper-realistic" state, everything feels 10x more intense. I call this my other me, but it doesn't feel like me. It doesn't feel like me talking or walking, I'm just kinda watching my body do it. And usually during this state my mood will rapidly improve and I feel immensely content and happy, or rapidly fall and I become self-destructive.
And I can never really predict what will happen. Usually its triggered by absolutely nothing or tiny things that shouldn't matter. so, I really have no idea what it is. Does this even make sense, probably not.
 
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Depression definitely. Bipolar maybe.

We are not doctors.
 
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i was asking more for like other people's experiences with bipolar and if it maybe sounded familiar???? but thanks..
 
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The trouble is, a lot of what you're describing can fall into many different aspects of mental health illness.
I'd suggest contacting your Dr and getting a proper diagnosis and treatment if it's effecting you in day to day life.

Judging by you being of school age, it could also just be hormones balancing out, but again. We don't know and your Dr will be the one who can advise.
 
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i was asking more for like other people's experiences with bipolar and if it maybe sounded familiar???? but thanks..
everyone's experience is different with Bipolar but a major diagnostic factor is how frequent the mood changes are.

Also you may have an underlying physical cause.

Based on what you describe, no it doesn't sound like bipolar to me, it sounds like a typical young person hormonal havoc.

But, we're not doctors.

Please get to one.

Best
BDU
 
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