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Default Bipolar 101 -- Answers to basic questions

If you're new to bipolar disorder for either yourself or a loved one, we encourage you to spend a few minutes reading Psych Central's Bipolar guide:

http://psychcentral.com/disorders/bipolar/

In it, you'll find answers to your commonly asked questions:

- What is bipolar disorder, what are the symptoms?
- What are the most common treatments?
- What should I talk to my doctor about?
- What are some frequently asked questions about bipolar?
- Where can I find more resources about bipolar?

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hello everyone,

I would like to know, if anyone who was diagnosed with bipolar I or II disorders has ever had electric-convulsive-therapy? Has it been effective in treating your bipolar illness? Any long-term side-effects such as short-term memory loss?

If you care to share, it will be very helpful to me. I will be ongoing this surgical procedure within a week to 10 days? Any thoughts or comments for me, would be extremely helpful for me!
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hi im pretty sure i may be suffering with bipolar disorder.
me and my friend who ironically enough thinks she has it to are planning to get checked out asap.
can u tell me what i should expect if im diagnosed?
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this was proposed for me but my husband and I chose not to go through with it because of possible memory loss. Research this online B4 going through it.
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is this heradatory? do you start as adhd then go to bipolor or schizo? my kids have devloped mental illness and the dr said we wil worry when the time is right.. drives me nutty..
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Is it really hereditary with ADHD? Because I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was but a baby, and about a year and a few months ago I started worrying about being bipolar, due to my humongous mood swings from angry to sad... That would give me one more reason to look for help!
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hi im pretty sure i may be suffering with bipolar disorder.
me and my friend who ironically enough thinks she has it to are planning to get checked out asap.
can u tell me what i should expect if im diagnosed?
did anyone resond>i am new to this site and i would like to read the response because i am thinking i might be bipolar II
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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?
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Please come to Bipolar chat Tonight at 8 o'clock est!!
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I Suffer from Mania and Hypo Mania. I hate it!!! im always well more now then ever very angry at the world and people i dont even know lol, ALWAYs Irritable more then ever. I think i have well i know i have bipolar Mania, i think i have ADD, im suffering with insomina, oh and last but not least i thought about killing my self sunday smh i dont even remember why i was severly depressed for no reason at all..i a different person every day!! its like at a point right now where i hate people period lol like ugh!!! im irritated.... now tell me i aint crazy lol
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