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Old 01-11-2009, 08:24 PM #21
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I think I may be bipolar. (Those words seem to be so common around here). But I really am too afraid to actually go to the doctor. I tried going to a psychologist. About 20 minutes into the session, he stopped me and gave me the number to a psychiatrist. He told me he couldn't help me. For a while, I could only focus on the words: "I can't help you". If he can't help me, who can?

How hard is it to take that first step?
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I'm not sure that a psychologist COULD help you with being bipolar. It is more a matter of getting on good meds that will help control the processes in your brain, because it is a brain matter of chemical proportions and not something that a psychologist can do. You CAN however, go to a good therapist and have that person to talk to about how you are feeling can go a long way. You can also get involved in various support groups in your city for bipolar people. The important thing is to NOT isolate yourself, because then you just get lost inside your head and can't seem to make things work. I hope you do find a psychiatrist. i have been with mine for 7 years already, and being with a good psychiatrist matters a lot. Hope to hear from you soon, telling us of your better plan. abbi
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is it really associated with ADHD? if that's the case then i have a puzzle.
my grandfather has bipolar I, as do i- and my brother has ADHD. does he have a chance of getting bipolar? is bipolar even hereditary?
I think Doc John could shed light on this...but I think research is say yes.....both my nephew and I have been diag with Bipolar I rapid cycling for yrs now. My adult daughter is also showing signs.
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I think I may be bipolar. (Those words seem to be so common around here). But I really am too afraid to actually go to the doctor. I tried going to a psychologist. About 20 minutes into the session, he stopped me and gave me the number to a psychiatrist. He told me he couldn't help me. For a while, I could only focus on the words: "I can't help you". If he can't help me, who can?

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I am so sorry you were treated that way.

It is awful that, that happened to you. Please know that, that psychologist is the exception!!! Most people in that profession would never have said that to you!!!

You can be helped!!! And most psychologists CAN help.

This one must have been an idiot and a very insensitive one as well.

No one can be diagnosed in 20 minutes, anyway.

And if you do, in fact, have bipolar, which you may very well, the standard treatment is:
1. Medication (long-term) prescribed by a psychiatrist
2. Psychotherapy (long-term) with a psychologist ( a phd, psyd, or a master’s in psychology), social worker, or a psychiatrist
3. Stress Management (long-term)
It is not an easy illness. Bipolar is chronic, severe, debilitating, disabling. But it is NOT hopeless. You CAN be helped!!!!

I hope you keep looking for help. I hope you keep posting here on PC. There are a lot of very nice, knowledgeable people here who can help you through all of this.
Please let us know how you are doing.
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I think I may be bipolar. (Those words seem to be so common around here). But I really am too afraid to actually go to the doctor. I tried going to a psychologist. About 20 minutes into the session, he stopped me and gave me the number to a psychiatrist. He told me he couldn't help me. For a while, I could only focus on the words: "I can't help you". If he can't help me, who can?

How hard is it to take that first step?
oh i am soooo sorry you had such a dumb psychologist. do not be discouraged (((nt))). there are many excellent psycho. out there. one saved my life by helping me with my bipolar. today i can honestly tell you my life is rich with wonderful experiences and i have learned excellent coping skills to deal with the BPD. Feel free to pm me if you wish.
please keep us posted on how you are. we truly care about you!
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Diagnosed with Bipolar II and recent with BPt . Medications I take which are quetiapine 75mg per night and venlafaxine 150mg every morning. Are they the right medications for Bipolar and BPt? Why my psychiatrist kept changing the meds and the doses? My mood etc are all over the place at the moment.
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I think I may be bipolar. (Those words seem to be so common around here). But I really am too afraid to actually go to the doctor. I tried going to a psychologist. About 20 minutes into the session, he stopped me and gave me the number to a psychiatrist. He told me he couldn't help me. For a while, I could only focus on the words: "I can't help you". If he can't help me, who can?

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i totally know how you feel!
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I'm fear I may be bipolar. I haven't had any history of ADD or anything, but my grandfather was schizophrenic.
I match many of the symptoms, but rather than cycling every few months, I go through many cycles a day. Can this be something other than bipolar disorder? Should I seek help?
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Ihave adhd and I think I'm bipolar I'm to scared to tell my mom and don't tell my therapist anything he thinks I'm just depressed and have other issues what do I do ? This is ruining my life and friendships
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What do I do here ? It seems to me I've ruined my life already and I feel like its just me
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