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Manic Depression / Bi-Polar
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Bi-polar
Bipolar disorder is an illness bipolar illness of severe mood swings. It is also called manic depression. If you have this bipolar illness illness, you may have periods of severe high or low moods. These periods may impact your day-to-day functioning.

The high moods are called acute mania. They can make you feel restless, grouchy, or very happy. The low moods are called depression. They can make you feel very sad.

Some people can have a mixed state. That's when you have acute mania and depression at the same time.

Both women and men get bipolar disorder in equal numbers. The disease is usually first seen in adults 18 and older.


I was diagnosed with this when i was 16. I've been through various treatments for it and nothing seems to help.
It effects my daily life and relatioships with people.
I am not crazy
It's actually a chemical imbalance in my brain that causes me to lose it every once in awhile. It effects people differently.

Does anyone else share this problem with me?
What are your thoughts about it?
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One of my best friends has this, and it gets hard to deal with. Luckily I'm a very patient person, so it doesn't bother me too much.

^ Are your symptoms severe?
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they can be, dependent on the stimulus... that causes the switch..
I mean the other night i was joking around with a friend on skype and he mentioned on of my triggers...
He joked around about rape.
It took a second for it to hit, but it was bad enough slip into the down that i had to excuse myself to have an all out cry session.
Then i took an extremely hot shower (one of my up stimulus) and i felt immeasurably better.
So it really depends on the stimulus.
And i do want to apologise to Fae.. for yelling so bad at her earlier, however my feelings are still valid.
I just don't feel them as strongly as i did.
The one thing that helps keep me at en even keel is music, and i hadn't played guitar in years...
I think the wall around my soul is starting to crumble.
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Posted 7/21/07
To tell you the truth i believe my whole family is bi-polar even me myself sometimes. We all call it bipolar but i think we just say that instead of saying fake lol. but anyways its totally cool! I totally respect you because i deal with it in a way everyday! lol
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Posted 7/21/07

Lazybook wrote:

ugh.. Someone please explain to me the difference between tsundere and bi polar


i would but i don't know what tsundere is
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im guessing you were in a sad state when you wrote this





its not really that big of deal my friend has it and i hang out with him all the time and i either get chewed out, insulted, etc but it doesnt really matter since half the stuff are bassically true and the fact that other than the few moments of intense anger hes generally very good
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^ me? no i'm actually even right now, and when i wrote this.
I rarely get sad...
it takes triggers to get me sad...
I'm the angry bi polar..
i go from sex kitten to psycho bitch in half a second flat.
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Dusterbayala wrote:

they can be, dependent on the stimulus... that causes the switch..
I mean the other night i was joking around with a friend on skype and he mentioned on of my triggers...
He joked around about rape.
It took a second for it to hit, but it was bad enough slip into the down that i had to excuse myself to have an all out cry session.
Then i took an extremely hot shower (one of my up stimulus) and i felt immeasurably better.
So it really depends on the stimulus.
And i do want to apologise to Fae.. for yelling so bad at her earlier, however my feelings are still valid.
I just don't feel them as strongly as i did.
The one thing that helps keep me at en even keel is music, and i hadn't played guitar in years...
I think the wall around my soul is starting to crumble.
(someone else is meant to understand that don't ask)


I wouldn't mention your triggers on any forum unless you truely want to bare your soul to the anonymous masses. In all honesty I think this thread is a bad idea, just because you are opening yourself up for an attack.
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orangemaen wrote:


Dusterbayala wrote:
I think the wall around my soul is starting to crumble.
(someone else is meant to understand that don't ask)


I wouldn't mention your triggers on any forum unless you truely want to bare your soul to the anonymous masses. In all honesty I think this thread is a bad idea, just because you are opening yourself up for an attack.


Maybe i'm wanting an attack, or maybe i'm just wanting people to understand why i can be one way one minute and another the next.
I have nothing to fear from the internet.
I have nothing to worry about from the internet.
Granted sometimes things trigger on here.
but i can usually get them under control.
I'm TRYING to break that wall.
--You probably don't understand about severe mental trauma. But that's ok.
I'm hoping that with this thread, i can make people more aware of what bi-polar is and how it effects people, to help create a higher level of tolerance.
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To clear things up, Manic/Depressive Disorder (MDD) is not an illness, it's a disorder. When you say something is an illness, that means that there is an aggravating factor (e.g. bacterial infection, virus, etc.) that causes the illness. Manic Depression is usually genetically linked, and can have several different causes (i.e. biological/genetic, traumatic experiences, etc.).

Manic Depression is usually seen with people who suffer from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and is usually treated with the use of certain drug cocktails and routine check-ups/interviews with a psychiatrist.

As with the validity of this topic, it's valid. I say that because my girlfriends brother suffers from these disorders, so I understand how they would feel. Topics are, of course, made because they relate to the topic starter in the first place. If it weren't, what would be the point of starting a topic?
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Posted 7/22/07
hmmm i'm not 100% sure..more like 90%, but bi-polar is when a chemical liquid in your brain is missing

and the only way to get it back is by taking an intensively long vacation, bi-polarity is primarily caused by stress over time. (since if that chemical liquid is missing, you might loose your senses at times and go into wild moodswings, yes), so if it's different from bi-polar, hmmm...i don't know, try the vacation.
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hmmm.....if you are in a Manic State, you should take your LITHIUM and if you are in your depressive state, take your antidepressant med like elavil...it will take time for the meds to take effect, lithium`s peak is about 21 days, but i`m not sure with elavil....so far, i`ve encountered a lot of patients dx with bipolar, it`s hard to diagnose a person with any mental illness coz there are no known diagnostic test that could prove that you have illness such as bipolar. bipolar could be interchanged with other mental illness coz as i have said there are no known diagnostic test (blood test or xrays) that could diagnose you with it..
Posted 7/22/07
I have a friend who is bi-polar. When she's off her medicine, she just goes through these moods. I understand what you mean. Before she told me I never really understood what being bi-polar meant.
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I think that I am bi-polar. Either that or depression that goes away sometimes. I do think it is an illness because I know several people (inclouding myself) with it.
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i think i'm becoming bipolar. i'm staying away from people right now because i know they wouldn't want to be around this messed up... mess.
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