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Postponing Treatment

I’m taking an antidepressant in the morning and evening, but I still have severe mood swings and irritability. I can go from feeling “normal” to being irritable in a matter of seconds, days that I’m oversensitive to other people’s statements and then the low mood starts again.  I alter between being very productive, grandiose ideas and multi-tasking to slow reaction time, foggy head, forgetfulness, low motivation and little self-confidence. I have had my boss and husband comment about me being on mars and then coming back to mother earth and I sometimes completely lose track of time. My mother also was diagnosed with Bipolar I and writing everything down it makes me more aware that I have symptoms of Bipolar disorder. My handwriting also changes from time to time and wonder if anybody else might have experienced the same?  I know it is time to get an educated answer and […]

Posted by Dori   |    May 25, 2016   |   No Comments

Medication good, non medicated bad?

How can I convince my friend who has bipolar that it is essential that they take their medication? (They refuse to.) First, I think it’s important to establish why your friend is not taking medication.  Ask if there are side effects they doesn’t like.  If that’s the case, they should be honest with their psychiatrist.  Finding the right meds can often be trial and error.  I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder thirteen years ago.  I can honestly say that the right meds (combined with other things like therapy) have saved my life, but it took a year before we found the right medication. Second, in cases where the person has been sick for years and still refuses to take meds (or frequently stops) even though they demonstrate symptoms and experience consequences, it may be something called anosognosia. THIS CONDITION MUST BE DIAGNOSED BY A DOCTOR! That said, this is the […]

Posted by Jessica   |    October 16, 2015   |   One Comment

Helping Someone With Bipolar and Anorexia

I do not actually know if my friend has bipolar or has anorexia, but she won’t talk to anyone and denies she has a problem. She has been somewhat stressed recently (identity crisis, landlord selling house), and back in January I noticed a slight change in behavior and she wasn’t as joyful.  She took a planned 2 week trip to India at the end of January and when she had returned, she had lost a ton of weight, refused detailed conversations, and her mood was off and on until it just went completely down.  She reasons that food is not a priority, or she doesn’t want tight fitting clothes, etc.  She’s been given several resources but refuses to get help.  She stands by her computer at work and has actually fallen over. Her skin has become blotchy. How do you help someone who doesn’t think they need help, but is […]

Posted by Christi   |    October 14, 2015   |   No Comments

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