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bipolar?? - October 28th 2009, 09:51 PM

ok so umm for a couple of years i've had these sort of depressive times, that lasted for a while then dragged themselves away, then they'd come back and so on. but recently i've had some comments from friends asking if im bipolar or stating that they think i am.
i know what bipolar is and that but
a. yeah im happy at points in my life but i've never noticed a point when i've been seriously mega happey
and b. to my knoledged no one related to me has bipolar, the closest is my aunt who get suicidal now and then, but thats it
so i kinda don't know what to do, bearring in mind that im 15 and my mother doesnt know much about my life. please help, thanks
   
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Re: bipolar?? - October 28th 2009, 10:18 PM

Hiya

Its pretty unlikely you have bipolar. I say this because at 15 your emotions are like spaghetti junction...basically a complete mess. At your age, you are not the only person going through mood swings....its probably just puberty kicking in.

If, however you do think you are bipolar you will have to tell somebody in order for you to be assessed.

You should talk to your doctor, or a teacher, or another trusted adult.

Like I said, its probably just hormones going wild. But there is no harm to ask for help. - Just incase it is bipolar.


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Re: bipolar?? - October 30th 2009, 09:56 AM

Hey there,

It is rather common to have mood swings during your teenage years and just because you do have mood swings it does not mean that you are bipolar or have a mental illness or disorder. However, it may be worth talking to your parents or your friends and asking if they've noticed anything (and what they've noticed) in relation to your moods and if it's of concern then you could visit your doctor.
If you feel okay within yourself, feel safe and do not feel that this is affecting your day to day life then that's okay, however if you don't then the best idea would be to talk to a doctor about what you're experiencing and then they could refer you to a psychiatrist for a psychiatric evaluation if that is deemed necessary.

Take care of yourself.
   
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