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Divorcing Bipolar Husband
Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more
My girlfriend has bpd (borderline personality disorder), and she wants to meet someone else with bpd?
Ever seen a schizoid fibromyalgic, anxious and depress man with ptsd. Husband, father of an addh girl. Teacher with dermatillomania and gynecomastia?
Well, no not exactly: Sounds like a lot going on. But, it is actually common to have multiple psychiatric conditions at the same time. So don't fear that you are terminally unique in this matter. You are on Cymbalta (duloxetine) - but are you receiving psychotherapy? Cognitive processing therapy or the more generalized cognitive behavioral therapy may be helpful for you. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes a person to commit child abuse/molestation? My moms father&brother sexually abused younger now suffers from schizophrenia/bipolar.
Many things: Such a painful situation here. Many people who abuse or molest children were themselves abused . . . . Thus perpetuating a generational crime against younger (and less powerful) kids in the family. The key is to shift the victim to survivor through timely treatment, as was probably not done for the perpetrator. Sometimes when the child "tells, " she or he is not believed, either. Tragic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's Possible: In and of itself, divorce does not automatically mean that someone has bipolar disorder. However, characteristics of bipolar disorder include impulsivity and risk-taking behaviors, including poor decisions in relationships. So, in someone who has been divorced 4 times, the possibility of bipolar disorder should be considered. Obviously, this diagnosis would require other symptoms as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How should someone handle their partner's PTSD/panic attacks&bipolar mood swings&occasional self-harm setbacks? Esp in serious long-term relationships
Get support: A person's emotional problems can be just as stressful as physical illness in a relationship. Suggest you see a mental health professional for guidance and support. Be sure to make time for yourself. Connect with others for help. Look into NAMI or local support groups: http://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Family-Members-and-Caregivers . I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
HELP! My 64' 96lb sister was just hospitalized. She has anorexia, depression, anxiety, OCD, self harms, and suicidal ideation. When will she get out?
Good Question : Hospitalization is needed when there are safety concerns. Your sister's doctor and treatment team at the hospital will evaluate her on a continuous basis and then decide when she will be safe for discharge. Lengths of stay vary and are on an individual basis. Once she is safe for discharge, she will need close monitoring in the outpatient setting. Your sister needs your love and support. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Behavior is common: Many people with dementia are confused and have trouble understanding what people say to them so this can lead to agitation or aggression with personal cares. There are behavioral interventions that can often lesson this but if there is significant aggression, medications may be needed. A geriatric psychiatrist can help you, if one is available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I have a borderline personality disorder: i self harm, had 2 suicidal attempts. My moods fluctuate, i hate myself, have an avoidant personalit?
Good Tx available: First of all it's best to not self diagnose. See a clinical psychologist and/or psychiatrist for evaluation and treatment. If you do have bpd, there are highly effective treatments. Mindfulness approaches like dbt and energy psychology can be beneficial with the right therapist. Certain medications are also helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad has got bi polar disorder, schizo effective disorder, schizophrenia and severe depression. Is it hereditary? I've had severe depression too.
Increased risk: Many forms of mental illness share genetic overlap and can be passed down, although there is no one mental illness gene and even people with the same genetic makeup can have very different expressions of disease or be completely normal. Forms of autism, adhd, bipolar disorder, major depression and schizophrenia have similar genetic variations in calcium channels such as cacna1c among other genes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Engaged to my boyfriend. I love him. But I emotionally bully him and sometimes pinch him. Never mad. ?
Get help now!: People with BPD commonly have miserable love relationships because of the type of symptoms you describe. There are several effective psychotherapies, dialectic behavioral therapy being the best studied. The best move would be to get help now rather than waiting until your BPD makes a mess of your relationship. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both treatable: 1) for reckless driver, take keys with you as you leave now. 2) now let him go to a psychiatrist; lithium is cheap & boy does it help mania. But what are we going to about you hooking up with a reckless guy. Not your first, huh? I'm thinking not-reckless consultation with a psychiatrist for this ''habit'' of yours. Really. ...Read more
Please suggest a positive (work?)book to help: born w/adhd, years of physical/emotion/sexual abuse by parent, now has c ptsd, bipolar 2, & borderline.
Possibility: This sounds like an extremely complex situation that would benefit more from working individually with an experienced psychologist or psychiatrist. However, the mind-body workbook for ptsd by block(s) may be a nice accompaniment to your own more individualized therapy. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe bi-polar disorder, depression, anger, anxiety, ocd. Don't like humanity. Strange interests, help?
Warmline: You can try to call the warmline in your area. Check out warmline, com for someone to talk to about your problems. You should see a psychologist and a psychiatrist asap. ...Read more
Can he or will he?: That's the real question. Does he even believe there is a problem. Maybe he has other reasons for avoiding marriage, if that's what he is doing. What makes you believe he can't or isn't getting over it? Have you asked? What does he say about his parent's marriage? If he can't get a grip on it he may need professional help. Is he even interested in marriage? Can you wait for him to get insight? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I told my psychiatrist that I had manic depression tx with lithium 25 years ago, suicidal. Now he said I have cyclothymia.?
Second opinion: As we have answered this question before, I am not sure what more to say. If you are uncomfortable with the diagnosis, i hope you will either address this with you provider, and/or get a second opinion. As i noted before, one advantage is that both conditions are treated in a similar manner and exist along a spectrum. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Bipolar..see new Doc dec1st. Think havin mental breakdown.feel hopeless, uncontrollable outburts, crying, sad, want to go away.feel loosing it.
Bipolar disorder: is a mood disorder that can present with possible symptoms of mania, hypomania, depression, mixed state and normal state. Mania or hypomania: 1 may show aggression, agitation, v judgment & impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts & speech, ^ libido, V sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity or psychosis. When depressed 1 may have low mood, v energy level, ...Read more
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