A 36-year-old female asked:
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im bipolar & ptsd. why is it so easy to go from smiling to wanting to hurt someone? any little thing sets me off.

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Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience Addiction Medicine
See your doctor : What you are describing are mood swings. It is possible to have what is called rapid cycling Bipolar illness. You will need to see your doctor to determine if you have this or if something else is going on. Also, you may want to see a therapist in addition to taking medicine to help you stabilize your symptoms and to improve your quality of life and relationships.
Answered on Mar 7, 2015
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