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I Think I'm Bipolar

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    Feeling Unbalanced

    so Ive seen a therapist and he believes i have Adhd and I'm borderline Borderline personality disorder. and I don't know, that doesn't feel like to me. I personally think i'm a psychopath but whatever. I stopped seeing him due to financial troubles but now im starting to think...
    Samara21 Samara21 22-25, F Aug 18, 2013

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    I Feel Depressed And Bipolar

    I think I'm bipolar. I've been depressed but happy at times since I was 14 and I'm turning 16 in 5 days. It all started when I was starting my freshman year of high school. My best friend had a girlfriend who recently dumped him, and I decided to go against him and date his ex...
    Allencurtis91 Allencurtis91 16-17, M Aug 10, 2013

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    Me Too...

    I am 46 years old, married for 27 years and have 3 kids...for 15 years from the time i was about 28  i was depressed..drank alot and screwup up finances until i cracked and took some pills..i went on antidepressents which i still am on.. once again..i have screwed up...
    copper80 copper80 46-50, F Jan 7, 2008

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    Long Story Short

    there are times where i can be as cool as ice, and with not a single care in the world but a slight change or something i said goes unheard can get me going into mad zone, and get trerribly angry till i get my way, or as it it supposed to be, just the same i can be terrubly...
    cogliostro cogliostro 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 10, 2011

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    I'm Angry At Myself For Being That Way

    The sevier mood swings I experience makes life unworthy of living.. I give the people around me HARD times.. I confuse them.. one moment I'm a sweet angle and the next thing they know I'm a furious monster..It's crazy! I hate that I expose them to all that ugliness. I...
    waitingcocoon waitingcocoon 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2008

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    I Really Think I Am

    This morning I was so depressed over something that happened yesterday. Depression runs in my family but it's more than that. It's hard to explain but I'll try. I sometimes have thoughts that I can't stop. It's so bad sometimes I can't sleep. I cry for absolutely no reason. If...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 15, 2009

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    I'm Not Quite Sure

    I've taken many tests online, and they all say Im extremely bipolar, but I don't want to tell my family. I just don't want them to think like I'm a different person
    WrongfulAngel WrongfulAngel 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2013

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    Lucid, But Drunk

    After smoking pot daily for months on end, I've hit a three day stretch while at home from college (I know it doesn't sound like much). But I haven't felt this clear headed in ages. It feels liberating in a sense. Because bud is so accessible at college I always buy it ( no...
    mccaslin mccaslin 18-21, M Mar 6, 2013

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    Not Sure.

    My aunty is bipolar and I think maybe I have to too.. I dont know. I feel depressed most of the time, I dont really have a reason, their are just times when I feel like, I cant explain, dark I guess, like nothing matters and no one cares, my chest just hurts like someone is...
    princesskairi princesskairi 18-21, F Nov 13, 2012

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    Is It Valid? Need Feedback~~

    H ey guys, I am a grad student who is trying to create a public campaign to make people understand bipolar syndrome and people who have it better in order to eliminate/fight with the stigma. I just revised my storyboard and in the stage of needing feedback from who ever...
    Niplus777 Niplus777 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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    Bipolar??

    I have no idea if I am bipolar or not. At one moment I could be happy and everything is going fine. Then the next a thought from the past will trigger in my mind and I get really sad and have a very distant look on my face. My parents keep telling me im fine and I just need to...
    sourcandygal sourcandygal 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2013

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    My Emotions Are Off The Charts

    My mood changes constantly. My therapist says that bipolarity is where you're extremely happy for no apparent reason for a couple of days then you're pissed for no reason. I sometimes feel that way, sometimes I don't. I don't get it.
    Maggotgirl Maggotgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    I'll Probably Never Get Checked

    I've always had a really hard time with emotions, I jump quickly, I panic easily, and rarely think before reacting. My mom, 48, recently was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Her father was bipolar and commited suicide when she was young, My grandmother on my father's side was the...
    Xipyps Xipyps 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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    Trying To Understand Who I Am And Why I Do What I Do ...

    I can say that i am very awkward but not a freak. I have friends and we all get a long but i still don't feel like i "fit in" with them. I always compare what i have to what they have and the way they act versus the way i do. I think i'm ugly and i always settle for less. It's...
    jennbomber jennbomber 16-17 Sep 29, 2013

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    My Life Is a Rollercoaster Ride.

    I honestly feel like I have bipolar disorder. I have done excessive research on it because my mom suffers from bipolar disorder, but still denies it and refuses to take medication. Throughout the day, I experience a rollercoaster of emotions. The most common one is sadness. I am...
    SmartLady SmartLady 21-25, F 5 Responses Dec 16, 2007

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    Bipolar

    So thank you for wasting 2 years on and off of my life . Appriciate it? No. Love you? Yes. Ever since this I have stupid mood swings . I'm happy then sad then hungry then want to sleep then happy again then I cry then sleep some more then I'm happy again , I repeat this pattern...
    jocie108 jocie108 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2013

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    I Think...

    well since i was 8 or 9 ive had phases of three or four weeks of being depressed, self conscious, wanting to end my life, and not wanting to talk to anyone. then i get 2 to 4 weeks of being over confident, happy and hyper. i always try to hide it, but its getting harder and...
    Betruetoyourselfxx Betruetoyourselfxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    21.01.2013

    Sometimes I can laugh so hard my stomach hurts. The next thing I feel is great depression, like someone dear to me has just been snatched away. This happens all the time, it's the second year now and there's no one I can tell or show this side of me too. I don't think I can ever...
    TeenageBinky TeenageBinky 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    I Am Nealy Positive I Was Misdiagnosed!

    I was felling emotionally unstable and the psych put me on tablets sertraline antidepressant. I was taking them for a week and hardly slept i stayed up all night then went into work in the morning worked all day then came home and couldn't sleep still. I was told to up the dose...
    Justgr8 Justgr8 22-25, F Dec 14, 2012

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    What Do I Say To The Doc??

    So I have finally made the appointment to see the doctor but i'm so worried that its going to be brushed under the carpet. I am pretty certain that I have some level of bipolar / borderline personality disorder - I have thought this for about 4 years but recently I have had a...
    sitchin sitchin 36-40 2 Responses Jan 25, 2013

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    Im Crying Hysterically Now

    i was tried of thinking, " is there something wrong with me or not?" so i went on google and typed 'help me find a quiz to see if i am bipolar' and this website came up-  http://psychcentral.com/quizzes/bipolarquiz.htm so i click on it. then i did the quiz and clicked for the...
    invisiblegirl904 invisiblegirl904 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5, 2011

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    Confused

    im crazy. thats what everyone always says...they dont really mean crazy crazy but ...like hyper crazy...funny crazy.  ever since i was a child i have been the obnoxious child that everyone laughs at. i have just always liked to talk. its almost as if i like to hear myself...
    LiLM LiLM 22-25 1 Response Jan 14, 2009

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    It Runs In the Family

    My Grandma was bipolar so I guess it runs in the family. I'm not sure if it's bipolar or what that I have. I just like being alone all the time and I go in cycles. I'll get close to people, but then I won't want to talk to anyone for months. Mostly a loner and I'm happy (sad...
    LiveIt28 LiveIt28 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2008

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    Either Bipolar Or Borderline

    I have since a child have always struggled with a low-mood. Not quite as severe depression, but just low. I had a normal childhood for the most part, but alcoholism,depression, bipolar is in my family line. I was once hospitalized when I was 13 for depression. Then at the age of...
    sierraxix sierraxix 31-35, F Mar 9, 2009

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    Not Diagnosed, But I Think I Am...

    This is how my mood goes throughout the day: Irritable. Numb. Okay. Annoyed.Apathetic. Happy.Bitchy. Angry. Depressed. Hyper.Empty.Suicidal. Numb. It's a different pattern everyday, and the moods can last an hour to 30 seconds. 
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 5, 2011

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    I Have No Resolve, No Motivation. Life Gets Duller Each Day.

    I'm Tyler, I'm 22, and im just starting to tire of it all... All my friend's lives are great, everything just comes easier for them, they all get hooked up with cool jobs from family/friends, they all have attractive girlfriends and generally live happy lives. I on the other hand...
    CaptainSexton CaptainSexton 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2013

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    What is it like to live in my head?

    Everyone thinks they're a special little snowflake and I am no different. I'm sure other people must experience the things I experience and yet I feel some need to try to explain it as if noone could possibly understand them without me putting it into words. Being in my head...
    taylorC92 taylorC92 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    So Confused, Lost, Left Here By Myself.

    For the last few years, I have change excessively. I can't control myself anymore nor can I help it. My smile hides everthing that hurts. Do you truly see who I am, cause I can't. I am far from who I used to be. Can anyone please help me? Something so simple as to give my cat...
    GoofyGoober92 GoofyGoober92 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2013

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    Just A Note To A Friend I Care About..

    I can promise ill always be here for u but we both know it isn't true I have a enemy within me and we both know who The stronger one wins the battle each day But where they gain their strength I wish I could say The fearless side of myself I wish I could stay But it's my enemy...
    EmilyLynn21 EmilyLynn21 26-30, F Jul 31, 2013

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    I have so many mood swings

    and I looked up symptoms. I think I really am bipolar.
    hn6653 hn6653 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Being Unable To Explain Is What Gets Me

       Not being able to explain my problems is what gets me the most. These waves that keep occuring much too often finally took a toll on me. I began to type my symptoms into the google search engine and the first thing that pops up is borderline personality disorder...
    lehbam lehbam 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2010

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    Im Not Sure

    my friends say im am but im not sure. i can go from happy to upset in seconds. could someone help
    Poemer Poemer 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    I Dont Know

    I've never thought of myself as being bipolar until a few days ago, i knew about the illness however i never considered myself ever having it until one day as i was reflecting back upon my own life, i realised that it might be a possability but i dont know.The best way to see it...
    kingimpulsive kingimpulsive 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 13, 2013

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    I need help. I just don't feel normal at all.

    All I do is worry about anything and everything. Sleepless nights, poor appetite etc. but my biggest problem is my mood. I can flip at the smallest of things, like dropping something. I usually am more down and depressed then up days. I'm slowly pushing all my friends away to...
    shells1911 shells1911 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I Know Something Is Wrong(?) With Me But I'M Not Sure What It Is And If It Has A Name

    [EDIT: I'm definitely going to talk with a professional as soon as I make some extra money. I got really good and helpful answers here but some things can be really contradicting so I'm still confused] Hi everyone, first of all I want to make clear that I am not sure if I'm a...
    WeTurnToDust WeTurnToDust 18-21, F 5 Responses May 8, 2013

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    So Depressed Right Now

    I've been on Abilify and Prozac for 3 weeks now, but I'm depressed again. I say again because last week I was up. Flying high, over the moon, etc. At first, three weeks ago, I was so happy to be feeling better after months of depression. I was exercising, happy, motivated, but...
    DawnKitten420 DawnKitten420 26-30, F Oct 29, 2011

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    I Dident Even Know

    for the first few years i was diognosed with major depressive dissorder and anxiety dissorder i spent alot of years in therapy and out patient programs for mental illness even a few trips to the psych ward,it was years of ups and downs, severe depression, preventing me from...
    bobogone bobogone 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    I Was Diagnosed As Bipolar, But I Am Unsure If I Really Am Or Not

    I was diagnosed as Bipolar by a GP (general doctor) at the start of 2008.  He was not a psychologist or psychiatrist, but he had a very good understanding of mental issues, and didn't treat me like a child, etc.  He was very straight up and told it like it is. Anyway, after a...
    Odileth Odileth 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2011

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    I think I have Bipolar Disorder (I not

    consulted a psychologist but I have all symptoms of bipolar ), also i have a bit of a problem with social anxiety. I have so many mood swings
    Ovidiu91 Ovidiu91 22-25, M 16 hrs ago

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    Me Too...

    I am 46 years old, married for 27 years and have 3 kids...for 15 years from the time i was about 28  i was depressed..drank alot and screwup up finances until i cracked and took some pills..i went on antidepressents which i still am on.. once again..i have screwed up...
    copper80 copper80 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 7, 2008

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    WTH

    I just found out yesterday at work that my co-workers are saying that I'm bi polar behind my back. I go in and don't talk to people and I do on occasion have my moods that are work related only. I hate that I'm now labeled as such. I looked it up to get an exact definition and...
    butterbear001 butterbear001 41-45 2 Responses Apr 13, 2013

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    The Secret Of My Bipolar Boon!!

    I had been daignosed for bipolar disorder and what I think is Bipolar disorder is not a curse its in fact can prove to be a boon for the person if he learns to manipulate his mania and he learns to be patient while a depression phase.. Mania is like a boon for me..I feel so...
    freebirdbywill freebirdbywill 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    I'm Bipolar

    It's no question for me. I AM bipolar. I was tested. Ihave mood swings so often now. I don't get enough sleep. I always change my mind and when I talk, people can't keep up with me. I suffer from manic depression. It doesn't mean I want to kill anybody, or have thoughts of...
    FalonWolf FalonWolf 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 3, 2011

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    Initially I was diagnosed with depression

    and "adjustment disorder" but now when I think about how on a daily basis I am an "emotional roller coaster" and match up the symptoms of bipolar disorder. There is no doubt in my mind that this is what I'm suffering from. I've taken Zoloft for many years followed by Paxil and...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    Since getting alopecia i think i have bi-polar.

    I easily cry and am depressed all the time. I hate my life and i hate the way i feel. I hate wearing a wig as it makes my head itch and feel hot!!!!!
    AchingSoul AchingSoul 22-25, F Mar 30

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    I dont have a diagnosis,

    but i know there is something wrong with me. Im tired of being so up and down, and confusing and frustrating the people around me. I have one friend who I can tell everything to and she is very close and dear to me but I can tell my mood swings are making her lose her patience...
    kendallllll kendallllll 16-17, F Feb 26

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    I Made Something

    hey guys, I was here asking questions couple months ago, n I got some really valuable feedback. After 4 month intense production, I finally managed to put what I have in mind together. I did this animation to depict the struggles of being a bipolar, if you guys are...
    Niplus777 Niplus777 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 11, 2009

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    Bipolar II, Maybe?

    So, I'm definitely a maladaptive daydreamer, but what I noticed recently was that I have phases lasting several weeks where I have no energy, lack the drive to do anything around the house, don't want to interact with people at all, lose interest in pretty much everything and...
    Thandimanillon Thandimanillon 18-21, F Jul 1, 2013

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    I have been alone for almost 5 years now,

    and my mental state is worsening. I have suffered from some form of depression and later bipolar disorder for almost all my adult life but now I'm beginning to see and hear my dead parents. I walk into the kitchen and sometimes I see my father sitting at the kitchen table...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 26

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    I Hate Myself

    I just don't know what's wrong with me. I don't know why, but I just hate myself. I'm like my own worst enemy. All of my life I've been like this. I'm constantly conflicted, or constantly switching between things. I can be happy one second, and pissed off the next. I can be calm...
    Devin55 Devin55 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    What does it means to be Bipolar?

    The symptoms and everything else...
    TrueLondon TrueLondon 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    No One Notices.

    I have never been diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder. Friends/family have tried to get me to see a counselor, but I refuse. I went to a counselor for several months when I was around 10-12. I never said anything. This is the only place where my feelings come out. I...
    frankiewalkingdeadgirl frankiewalkingdeadgirl 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 13, 2009

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    TheRealWerewolfGirl TheRealWerewolfGirl 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    What? Pfffffft nooooo. I'm sure everyone thinks I'm perfectly normal. What Mac? Your legs on fire? You're imaginary just imagine some water or something. Anywaaaaaaay
    epicmonk3ydude epicmonk3ydude 18-21, M 3 days ago

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