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I think I may be Bipolar... : | - October 17th 2010, 11:03 AM

I hope this is in the right place...
Okay, so here is my problem.
For about four or five years now I've gone through periods of depression followed be periods of really hyper behaviours which normally only last for a few hours or so. The problem is during these I tend to bully people... even going as far as to physically hurt them.
Afterwards I always feel really down about doing it to the point where I can burst into tears for it. It's gotten to a point that I'm starting to deliberately skip school because I can't face going. I know I'll either feel a sort bone-deep weariness or end up hurting someone. I just can't bring myself to go.
I also think about death... not suicide... but death a lot. I've never thought about suicide seriously but for a long time death is nearly always in my thoughts : |
I was recently talking this over with a close friend and she stated that it fitted into Bipolar very closely. I spoke with a helper at my school and they stated that they had always suspected Asperger's or Bipolar disorder.
Both of these people bullied me into making an appointent at the doctors... but I'm scared. I don't know what to do.
It all got dumped on me all of a sudden : (
   
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Re: I think I may be Bipolar... : | - October 17th 2010, 03:24 PM

Well depends. I mean, there is more to a "hyper" moment in Bipolar than Irritability and Hyper-ness. Mania is a bit more complex than that.

Anywho, since you already have the doctor's appointment, may as well talk to the doctor, and they'll figure out what to do from there.

Though to me, honestly, it sounds more like Aspergers. My brother's friend has Aspergers, and he goes through moments where he feels like crap, but then other moments he gets happy and violent, so he's actually in a wrestling class now.

But as I said, Mania is more complex, and a doctor of some sort will help to figure it out and differentiate it.


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Re: I think I may be Bipolar... : | - October 18th 2010, 06:40 PM

I don't know what to do anymore. I finally thought that I'd gotten over it all and then the depression hits again. Then two people I respect smack me over the head with what they think.
Everyone lately has complimented me on how much more confident I a and how much happier I seem to be. Yet I feel completely removed and just so tired. Yet within the space of an hour I can switch into hyper mode.
That's the thing that really gets me. When I'm in that mode I'll be sarcastic and offensive to teachers and friends, physically hurt them, throw things at them not take notes for my classes.
I have no motivation for anything when I feel depressed yet when I'm feeling hyper I'll start doing things and then switch so my homework only gets partly done.
Even my Mum does not take any of my concerns seriously. She says that it's just my age yet I can see it in the way she acts she thinks I am attention seeking. I just want to go to sleep.
   
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Re: I think I may be Bipolar... : | - October 18th 2010, 10:21 PM

Well, the only one who can tell you for sure is a doctor. Your mom should pay attention to you, but being overly-concerned would be irrational. I mean, hormones can affect your mood swings too, since you're still a teenager.

But honestly, try to get in with your family doctor to discuss this with them, then from there you can figure things out.


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