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A 37-year-old member asked:

are there any conditions opposite of bipolar (where mood rarely fluctuates)? if so, what are the full set of symptoms?

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Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Flat Affect?: Flat affect: the absence or near absence of emotional response to a situation that normally elicits emotion. It is observed in schizophrenia and some depressive disorders. There can be many reasons a person does not exhibit normal mood fluctuations. Anyone exhibiting flat affect should be seen by a licensed therapist to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. Best wishes.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Do I have bipolar disoder? Mostly I am glum but sometimes I get in a good mood.

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Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Probably not: Your question can really only be answered by a physician to is experienced in diagnosing and treating depression and bipolar disorder. Many patients with bipolar disorder are misdiagnosed with depression for many years. I would strongly recommend seeing a psychiatrist to get your question answered.
A 34-year-old member asked:

I am bipolar - my moods have been unstable. I don't have an md and the prospects look scarce, am i at serious risk?

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Bipolar risk: Yes, you should see a psychiatrist soon. Bipolar disorder is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. You should get your mood symptoms under control.
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Do people with bipolar disorder feel normal moods as well?

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Dr. Timothy Re
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have extreme mood swingsis this bipolar disorder?

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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
See below: Are those new Sx or something you've experienced before? Start with your primary care doctor to rule out anything medical, if not already done. Your primary doctor will be a good starting point to get a referral for a mental health professional to do a proper evaluation. Good luck!
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A 16-year-old female asked:

My mood keep changing sometimes with no specific reason. How can I know if I have bipolar disorder?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
See psychologist. : Your best bet would be to see a psychologist for a formal evaluation and diagnosis.

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