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Manic Depression / Bi-Polar
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Posted 1/24/08
I think the wall around my soul is starting to crumble. < thats a good thing. ^_^ if its anything like mine, i could be takeing this totally wrong.
I dont know if i am... probly from what you desribe but i lie to my psycologist so they think i'm normal depressive person.
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gogeta12 wrote:

I think the wall around my soul is starting to crumble. < thats a good thing. ^_^ if its anything like mine, i could be takeing this totally wrong.
I dont know if i am... probly from what you desribe but i lie to my psycologist so they think i'm normal depressive person.


Don't lie to your shrink! You could end up in a place like the hospital where I work, and that is NOT a great place to be. If you can get help NOW, do it....before you slip over an edge you can't get back from.
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..lots of these in the psychiatric ward. lol. ^_^!!~//
but those peeps there has brains that are extremely damaged.

i guess everyone's bipolar. ^_^
everyone around me's showing these symptoms!
ahah! half-crazy people.
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28 / M / England
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Posted 1/24/08
Biggest problem with Lithium Carbonate is people claim it makes you an emotionless robot.
People have also claimed that you lose part of your personality, so taking it isn't always in the best interest of the person, afterall in the end all you have is your personality.
Posted 1/24/08
Mhmm...Yeah eat as many medicaments as you need, it's the perfect help, it will definitely cure your illness, instead of searching for the reasons why you have this stron mood swings.....(sarcasm)
I think that this disorder is mainly caused by stress and that most of the psychologists are failing when it comes to diagnose the state of a person. Today, if you get mad, then they push you in a anger management group, and tell you how to control your emotions. For Christ's sake we are humans and not robots. Everybody has their mood swings, some have it stronger than others, but that doesn't make them sick. Everybody has their own problems. And I think that the psychologists just suck at their job, and Phail all the way. I've never heard of one who could actually cure someone for real with medicaments. And when I look at the new generation of psychologists(people at my college) then I really doubt that there will ever be one that will be able to help the mentally ill people. And manic depression is quite a lot of times wrongly diagnosed. And intelligent people have this problems a lot. Mood swings are in their daily program. And it's not dangerous as long as you won't attack people physically. If due to this disorder you are getting physically violent, then this is of course an other case. But as long as you can control yourself without the help of meds, then don't take them. It will only harm your inner organs and change your character, or way of acting.

W/e, Shelly I understand what you mean, but you shouldn't worry too much about this. If people can't accept you the way you are, then they aren't the right ones. If people really care for you then they are not only wanting to share the good times with you, but also the bad ones. And if people can't respect your problems and mood swings, well then don't bother to explain it to them. Good friends are those who won't only pick your good characteristics but also the bad ones. I know this sounds all lovey-dovey or idealistic, but it's actually the only way of how to find really good friends who are worthy to stick together with.
Well that's all I have to say for the moment.

Flo~
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30 / F / Australia
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I work with a kid who suffers from severe bipolar and I don't see him very often. He's often at home or at the doctors. He has about 30 turns in 2 hours. Every month they have to take him back to the physcharist to get his meds changed because they have no affect on him. I've seen him when the meds wear off and it's the most difficult thing I've ever experienced with a kid.
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I'm bi-polar but thank goodness it isn't so bad that I need to take a bunch of drugs. I've adapted and figured out ways that I can deal with it on my own. For example, if I keep my mind actively focused on a task or goal, then the symptoms are manageable. It gets really hard sometimes to keep myself going, but somehow I always manage. Also, it is helpful to have really good friends that support me. My worst times are when I have nothing to do and none of my friends are around to talk to or keep me company. I get really depressed at these times and have crazy mood swings.

As a result of my self-management methods, I excel at work and school because I'm constantly and intensively focused on both.
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34 / M / Singapore
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I have been in depression for quite some time now. But I have never been high (very happy).
Posted 1/24/08
I might know someone like that like now!~ I have this friend at school sometimes he is really high! and sometime he just ignore me or not talk for no reason... it pisses me off =/
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my family thinks I'm bi-polar and I'm starting to think that i am too...
last 3 months I was severly depressed and had suicidal thoughts and crying fits *though i didn't tell them of this because it annoys me when they question me and I get really irritated*. A lot of time I'm super duper happy and it even suprises myself because I'm aware that i'll be saying stupid things, dancing around, yelling, ect. but I can't stop myself and I just feel like my life is perfect sometimes. Sometimes I hate myself because my sister will say one little thing and I'll snap and start cursing and feel like punching her, my mom will tell me to clean my room and I'll go into a rage where I kick everything around *its horrible because then I have even MORE to clean up adiuwguiqbdugwdubkasbd*

should I go to the doctor?
Posted 1/31/08
I'm with Skygod on this. There's a lot of medication out there these days that deal with this particular illness very well although some of them will make you weep for your pockets. Anyways, Duster: you seem to be holding up well, looks like you know what to do to bring yourself back up from your downtime. There are people out there who use it as an excuse to be failures but you're not doing so, you're doing things to bring yourself out of the hole (like your nice hot shower) so that speaks well for your personality.
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Gaburiera-chan wrote:

my family thinks I'm bi-polar and I'm starting to think that i am too...
last 3 months I was severly depressed and had suicidal thoughts and crying fits *though i didn't tell them of this because it annoys me when they question me and I get really irritated*. A lot of time I'm super duper happy and it even suprises myself because I'm aware that i'll be saying stupid things, dancing around, yelling, ect. but I can't stop myself and I just feel like my life is perfect sometimes. Sometimes I hate myself because my sister will say one little thing and I'll snap and start cursing and feel like punching her, my mom will tell me to clean my room and I'll go into a rage where I kick everything around *its horrible because then I have even MORE to clean up adiuwguiqbdugwdubkasbd*

should I go to the doctor?


It might be you're just moody, but i'm not sure. Your family already thinks you are, so just do it. It's not going to surprise them that you want to go the other doctor. I HIGHLY suggest you do, even if you're not diagnosed with the Bi-Polar disease/illness w/e it is.
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Posted 2/3/08
reading through, i realized i've been bipolar one point or another in my life.
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ah.... man thats no good....
i'm glad to say i dont have that kind of illness...
i feel sorry for you....
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Dusterbayala wrote:

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?


does this happen often? as in your outbreaks(or whatever you call it) pls excuse this quote if this has been asked before
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