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My parent is bipolar and I show a lot of syptoms but the doctor knows best.

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I have had issues with prominent anxiety since I can actually form memories. Don't get me wrong, I am a happy/positive person 60% of the time but when I'm am anxious, my world is ending; if I am sad, I want to kill myself; and if I am mad, I just want to kill someone else. These changes happen quicky sometimes and can last for minutes or for days. I went to multiple Psychiatrists and only one addressed Bipolar disorder, which they said I didn't have. I am terrified of being diagnosed Bipolar since "that" parent was quite abusive and considered a"bad person" by everyone that knew them. I was the top of my Med School class but I cannot control my rapidly changing emotions and have formed habits to neutralize my anxiety, anger and depression...which are...unhealthy/dangerous. What would you do?
 
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what did the other Psychiatrists tell you?
 
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Sounds like you may have health anxiety. Being constantly worried about an illness isn't exactly good and I would advise you to stay away from unnecessary stress because that can really trigger bipolar episodes. I have bipolar 1 and mine started when I was really stressed and depressed. But if you feel something maybe mentally wrong with you then keep reaching out to a psychiatrist and let them examine you again. Also anxiety is not an indicator of bipolar disorder. I am not trying to doubt your feelings but having this illness isn't pretty and if they say you don't have it, you should be glad about that.
 
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I have had issues with prominent anxiety since I can actually form memories. Don't get me wrong, I am a happy/positive person 60% of the time but when I'm am anxious, my world is ending; if I am sad, I want to kill myself; and if I am mad, I just want to kill someone else. These changes happen quicky sometimes and can last for minutes or for days. I went to multiple Psychiatrists and only one addressed Bipolar disorder, which they said I didn't have. I am terrified of being diagnosed Bipolar since "that" parent was quite abusive and considered a"bad person" by everyone that knew them. I was the top of my Med School class but I cannot control my rapidly changing emotions and have formed habits to neutralize my anxiety, anger and depression...which are...unhealthy/dangerous. What would you do?
That parent?? Which one?
 
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Do you have any other problems to go along with your quick mood changes, Gumbi?
 
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