Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is an illness involving one or more episodes of serious mania and depression. The illness causes a person's mood to swing from excessively high and/or irritable to sad and hopeless, with periods of a normal mood in between. More than 2 million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder.

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SSRI's making it worse

MareH
  • By MareH · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • This is regarding my 30 year old son. He is bi-polar suffering with anxiety disorder. He has been on several ssri's Zoloft being the latest one. He suffers from many side effects so he started on a very ...

Any wisdom regarding "Invega shot"

luchafree
  • By luchafree · Posted April 5, 2014
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  • My son just received a 30 injection of Invega. He is more depressed, tearful and stating reporting suicidal thoughts. I am concerned since Invega is new and we have poor overall success with meds. He ...

Bad news.

charlottesweb
  • By charlottesweb · New reply March 6, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I submitted to SS for disability and got my rejection letter. I am going to keep filing with them. The real bad news is I got a bill for the memory/cognitive test and our co-pay was over $300 and I still ...

To stop Xanax or not?

charlottesweb
  • By charlottesweb · New reply February 27, 2014
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  • I have been told by others on this medication that you shouldn't stop taking it. Well in 2013 I lost two jobs due to my short term memory being zapped by Xanax. Talked to my psychiatrist and he said let's ...

taking resperidon? what are people's opinion?

jer1595
  • By jer1595 · New reply February 26, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I have recently been put on this drug and I don't like the side effects. It was also supposed to help me sleep, it doesn't. I developed really bad twitching in my joints when I'm sleeping. At first it ...

SSDI REVIEW !!!!

moonbeam45
  • By moonbeam45 · New reply February 24, 2014
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  • I Just had my first ssdi review. Has any one had a review and how long does it take ??? Thanks ...

Abilify and Epival

Ace1977
  • By Ace1977 · New reply February 13, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • I find that taking these meds make me feel flat and have no drive to do anything. Anyone else had this issue ...

about my experiences in bpd and ocd

prasana
  • By prasana · Posted January 17, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Hi I am Prasana.I have both bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.I am experiencing many difficulties because of these two disorders. I spend my most of my time in my home and I am not having ...

Calling all Bipolars out there...

charlottesweb
  • By charlottesweb · New reply January 16, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I was fired from a second job due to the Bipolar. Both jobs were in a client sensitive personal info. Neither of them would allow the process book, recordings, or MY OWN notes to leave the building. My ...

My Bipolar Channel

deschroma
  • By deschroma · Posted December 19, 2013
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  • Hi guys! I wanted to share my channel on youtube where I talk openly about my difficulties, challenges, and treatment. http://www.youtube.com/user/deschroma/fe atured Thanks ...

my bipolar 22 yr old daughter

NativeYaqui
  • By NativeYaqui · New reply December 18, 2013
  • 15 replies
  • I'm a 49 year old single woman with a degree in Spanish/concentration in linguistics. I've been into fitness competitively my whole life. I am healthy,but have a daughter that is bipolar,abusive physically ...

First time I am able to see the snowball..

charlottesweb
  • By charlottesweb · New reply November 13, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • And STOP it within a week. Wonder if others have been lucky to experience this. When I lost the first job it took me 3 weeks to start feeling no so depressed on a daily basis. So happy that I am bouncing ...

Why do I have to be depressed all the time?

thesomedaygirl
  • By thesomedaygirl · New reply November 1, 2013
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  • It's been a while since I've been online for support. During the course of the day, I go through bouts of depression and periods of feeling okay. I have not accepted that I am Bipolar, however, if I don't ...

MANIC

westernstew85
  • By westernstew85 · New reply October 29, 2013
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  • Just recently joined and finally finished my profile. Would anyone visit and be interested in friending me and sharing their stories. I need to be still more. Thought, discussion ...

Feeling Good Today

bipolarman
  • By bipolarman · Posted October 25, 2013
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  • Lately its been stressful. My brothers familys house burnt down so I have been there for them. I havent been able to be to much on my own bipolar support group website. Looking to make many new friends ...

Imformation on bipolar support group for children

starbright39
  • By starbright39 · New reply October 21, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Hello, I am looking for a support group for children with bipolar. I don't know where to start and I have child with bipolar. I need to be able understand this condition more and I need a support group ...

Any one Take Latuda???

moonbeam45
  • By moonbeam45 · New reply October 21, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Has anyone been on Latuda? Have you had any side effects? Any Weight gain? I am scared to take it ??? Please Help if you can. Thanks ...

Memory problems

charlottesweb
  • By charlottesweb · Posted October 19, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Well this week I studied and reviewed what I was suppose to learn. I didn't pass the check for knowledge test yesterday. I will have two more tries. I have a mentor for a week up to Fri afternoon. Second ...

IS ANYBODY OUT THERE?

caringperson
  • By caringperson · New reply October 10, 2013
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  • I just joined this group. (new to this) All i see is 2 and 3 year old of comments. Is there any recent journals or comments out there? Would love to chat with bp ppl ...

husband just diagnosed with bipolar but just on the cusp, anyone familiar?

mehappy
  • By mehappy · New reply October 9, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • My husband was just diagnosed with borderline bipolar, meaning on the cusp of bipolar. I have been reading up on this and it does not seem to make sense. Either one has bipolar or one does not, you cant ...

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