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A 36-year-old member asked:

why am i always sad, angry, tired, and unmotivated all the time. is this bipolar?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Bi-polar is not that: It does sound like you feel miserable and might benefit from talking with a therapist to help understand what the problems are. But try not to jump to a diagnosis. Also bi-polar is very specific and this does not sound like it fits. Tell your story and figure out a strategy together one step at a time. A medical checkup might be a good idea too.

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Can kids get bipolar disorder?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Yes: Yes, most patients start bipolar disorder in childhood. The earlier a child is treated, the less likely the child will continue on to have bipolar symptoms in adulthood. See: http://www.Thebalancedmind.Org/ also see the great book by janet wozniak, md "is your child bipolar?".
A 22-year-old member asked:

I know I am angry, I can feel it and often show it. Why do I still have pain?

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Consider: I am not clear on your pain. It has been well proven that mood and pain are closely related. Mood can worsen pain and pain can worsen mood causing severe depression and agitation. If this is what you are talking about, i recommend you have both issues addressed by your primary care provider sooner than later. Good luck.
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Have twin studies shown that bipolar disorder is hereditary?

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Yes: The disorder is highly heritable. Estimates of the genetic component to the heritability range from 60 to 85 percent.
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Could I have manic depression without the mania?

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Could I have schizoaffective disorder, bi-polar disorder, and borderline personality disorder?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Yes, almost: Officially, according to the diagnostic manual, it is possible to have schizoaffective disorder-bipolar type and borderline personality disorder-both at once. One is a problem with your mood and your thoughts called psychosis and the other has to do with how you cope with stress and the trials and tribulations of life in general. Good luck.

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