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Bipolar Or Something Else?

Bipolar Or Something Else?

I'm currently having cbt -it started off as relationship counselling with a therapist given to me by my children's social worker. He has offered to do some work with me individually as a lot of the sessions have opened my eyes to how much I actually struggle with so many things.

I've had depression and anxiety since I was young but was thinking the other day about how I'm always going up and down on the doses of my meds. I reckon that if I looked at my GP records it would show that at… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Perhaps a refferal to a specialist would give you more help/ adivice. Ask your GP

posted over 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I think it is best to see a psychiatrist for a diagnosis. Bipolar is definitely a lot of mood swings. I have bipolar 1 and it is terribly hard to control and stay stable. One thing though, when I am doing well we never lower dosages because those dosages are what is making me feel well. Bipolar 2 has rapid cycling where your mood can cycle from up and down each day within minutes or hours. You can google it to see what all the symptoms are. I was diagnosed with major depression in 2001 and it wasn't until 2003 that my doctors determined I was actually bipolar due to manic and psychotic episodes. The medications keeps the psychosis away but the mania and depression are a part of my daily life. I wish I had a better answer for you but if you feel that your moods are swinging too much I would definitely discuss it with my doctor and go over my history and see if your diagnosis is correct. Lots of luck!!

posted over 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

It's not unusual for people to have mood swings. Perhaps you could ask your GP for a referral to a mental health professional for an assessment.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Racing thoughts? NO sleeping? Creativity gone wrong?

posted over 3 years ago
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