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Depressed,Bipolar,or just lazy? - April 19th 2010, 06:18 AM

I think i may be depressed.I have a very difficult time falling asleep and often take several hours to do so,and when i do fall asleep i wake up many times throughout the night.I've had this sleeping problem most my life but over the past 6 months its become extremely difficult for me to get out of bed in the morning. This has caused me to arrive late at school or miss a day entirely. I have missed almost 20 days of school this year. Sometimes I skip school because I feel that I just cant deal with people or the teachers. My G.P.A had never fallen below a 3.5 until this year,my current G.P.A is 1.5.I lost motivation in school and other activities i enjoy. I dont even involve myself in conversation with my freinds anymore and often fall into a trance while everybody converses. I constantly feel overwhelmed with school and the guilt of my low grades.
I often feel as if my mind is detached from my body and environment and get the sensation that life is a dream. Other times I feel anxious and think that people are constantly watching and judging me. My mind tends to fluctuate between these two feeling throughout the day but on the rare occasion i will have a huge burst of confidence and energy. This boost occurs about once a week......Is this mood fluctuation due to a Bipolar disorder or is it normal in depression?Am i even depressed or do u think this is all due to a flaw in my own motivation and work ethic?
   
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Re: Depressed,Bipolar,or just lazy? - April 19th 2010, 06:41 AM

Coming from someone who's also missed a lot of school this year due to similar circumstances, it does sound like you may have a kind of depression (manic/bipolar or not), but keep in mind that none of us here can diagnose you. I definitely don't think you should pass this off as laziness. You'll need to go to a doctor (or psychiatrist, if possible) to get a proper diagnosis and figure out treatment.

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