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I Have Bipolar Teenagers

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    Mom Of A Bipolar Teen

     i have a bipolar son who is 15 and suspended from school we have many problems daily he is ustable on current meds and would love to here about other parents bipolar stories
    hopeful53 hopeful53 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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    My son is almost 15. Years of knowing there

    was some mood disorder and we finally have more clear diagnosis. School is very tough. His bio dad is untreated and undiagnosed but certainly bipolar as well. Step dad doesn't understand and keeps saying I need to be tougher but won't research and listen to me. So hard to...
    redheadinny1 redheadinny1 36-40, F Dec 14, 2014

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    dte21 dte21 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I'm very confused about this... but I may have bipolar depression. or depersonalized disorder? still not sure of the accurate names but.. I might have these.
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    I was diagnosed as Bipolar in October 1997. As a young child I had been anxious and prone to make myself sick at the least provocation. In my late teens I finally found some...
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    I'm not sure if anyone has shared this but I found Dr.Roger Sparhawks book, calm seas to be extremely informative on bipolar. with years of clinicals under his belt he described...
    AllOutWar AllOutWar 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I married my wife almost 27 years ago. Over the years she has done some pretty out of character things. I guess the first time was after we were married about 5 years. My daughter...
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    Adridee Adridee 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with BP-NOS. My story starts when I was eighteen. I went to an out-of-state university on a full scholarship. I was in the top ten of my class and I had a bright...
    InsaneFlowerGirl InsaneFlowerGirl 22-25, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I had to see many diffent psychiatrists psychologists and counselors, all of whom having different approaches and opinions and different meds for me to take. I was diagnosed with...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I'm 21 years old. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Type 1, Rapid Cycling when I was just 8 years old. I've been on medication basically since then. I was really lucky as a kid because...
    sweetsmarts sweetsmarts 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hard one this morning, getting up but it's about self control ...remind myself my brain chemistry is damaged....can't trust my negative illogical feelings. Today is a combination...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 3

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    And today I have won....not entirely but I am smiling now . Wrote last post about 3.5hrs ago ...it's just a shadow that I can't get rid of but...bipolar depression... Can't keep me...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M Feb 3

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    I've been getting these really intense mood swings, like one moment I'll be really angry at my friends and never want to see them again, and the next I'll love them and never want...
    LopsidedLollipop LopsidedLollipop 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Honestly I have no idea if I am ...I just know that sth is wrong. Every few months I just get really depressed for at least a week or two. I have no idea what triggers it , it...
    ladymerylin ladymerylin 18-21, F Feb 13

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    I am getting treatment for possible bipolar disorder after a second extremely depressive episode inside of a year. The thing is.. my psychiatrist said that he is not ready to make...
    TheRedsGoMarchingIn TheRedsGoMarchingIn 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 18

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    I'm starting to believe that the doctor might be right about me having bipolar disorder. I had a really good 3 weeks and then today I crashed for no reason. I hadn't been suicidal...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I have a constant cycle where I start at a stable-ish mood and then I work up the manic ladder and then crash and im depressed for about a month after which I move back up to a...
    madimase madimase 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Ampantlin Ampantlin 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I've been having serious mood swings since I started college. I would feel like I'm on top of the world and I own the place one second, then the next would feel like I'm a...
    HowArtThou HowArtThou 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    My partner is bipolar has been for most of his adult live he is now 69 years, i have been with him for two years and witnessed his normality, a heighten period now (today) he is...
    lovingheart007 lovingheart007 46-50, F Feb 3

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    I have always been smart. I never really had to try in school and even though my symptoms began early on, I was always able to compensate for them. Then came 8th grade. I had...
    julesgray julesgray 18-21, F Feb 10

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    I've been in treatment for years and nothing seems to work. I go through my manic episodes so full of energy and wanting to try new things like learn to play piano or go back to...
    angelique422 angelique422 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    It's been six days and a couple hours since we broke up. There is radio silence in your end. The spell you cast on me is slowly dissolving, and the things I see about you I am...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 9

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    You know what I dislike very much? When people act like mental illness doesn't exist. You know what I also dislike? The people that force people to think that way, it seems a lot...
    Euphoricbunnymaster Euphoricbunnymaster 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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    Lol well online I have a few friends. But off line it's a completely different story. I have one friend who moved to a different state, and one acquaintance who I believe only...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    Going to the movies today there were 6 of us packed into the car. The driver , 3 teenagers and 2 little kids. The only way to fit was for one of the kids to sit on someone's lap so...
    3dayweekend 3dayweekend 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    Dodgey4 Dodgey4 22-25, F Feb 2

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    I have been self harming since I was 12, I am about to be 21. The last time I harmed was a month ago and I made one big deep cut that should've had stitches because the scar now is...
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    danielle18 danielle18 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Feb 6

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    I have at least four, diagnosed. Depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD... And possible bipolar disorder. - "Mental illnesses. They are no less real than physical illnesses, and often...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 1 Response Feb 18

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