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Old 03-26-2005, 11:59 PM   #1
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I don't know what to think. . .

I have not been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder before but I want to know if I am. . .Ever since I was younger I have seen certain 'things', and now that I am 17 years old...it seems to have gotten worse, I now hear things. I even look around to see if there is a t.v or radio on that I am hearing, but there never appears to be. My mom thinks I have a special 'psychic' ability since I can see things and hear them talking so now I don't know what to think. I have heavy mood swings and either take it out on myself physically, or lash out at myself verbally. Most of the time I feel empty or that I cannot die until I feel like it. I tend to be cold, and empty with no feeling and am willing to kill someone or myself out of boredom. I can also be quite 'paranoid' that the aliens will seek me out (they have before and it scared me so much).
My mom has consulted a doctor though I am on the 'waiting list' I atleast have some kind of diagnoses or feedback to look forward to. Well anywho, I just wanted to know if this is a form of bi-polar or if it is something else or even normal, I don't know what to think anymore. Does anyone have these symptoms that have been diagnosed with something already...?

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Re: I don't know what to think. . .

Auditory hallucinations are not a symptom of Bipolar Disorder, but I would certainly wait until an actual doctor has examined and diagnoses you.

We just have no way to diagnose you since we're not doctors. Have you done a search and looked at the list of symptoms? Bipolar is isn't about wanting to kill someone. And "cold" probably isn't there either. We're either up, down or pretty much normal!

 
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:35 PM   #3
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Re: I don't know what to think. . .

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I have not been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder before but I want to know if I am. . .Ever since I was younger I have seen certain 'things', and now that I am 17 years old...it seems to have gotten worse, I now hear things. I even look around to see if there is a t.v or radio on that I am hearing, but there never appears to be. My mom thinks I have a special 'psychic' ability since I can see things and hear them talking so now I don't know what to think. I have heavy mood swings and either take it out on myself physically, or lash out at myself verbally. Most of the time I feel empty or that I cannot die until I feel like it. I tend to be cold, and empty with no feeling and am willing to kill someone or myself out of boredom. I can also be quite 'paranoid' that the aliens will seek me out (they have before and it scared me so much).
My mom has consulted a doctor though I am on the 'waiting list' I atleast have some kind of diagnoses or feedback to look forward to. Well anywho, I just wanted to know if this is a form of bi-polar or if it is something else or even normal, I don't know what to think anymore. Does anyone have these symptoms that have been diagnosed with something already...?

thanks
You should look at any past traumas in your life if there are any. Do you or have you taken any kind of medication, illegal drugs, etc?

 
Old 03-28-2005, 12:49 PM   #4
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Re: I don't know what to think. . .

I'd reccomend you do some research on boderline personality disorder in addition to seeing a psychiatrist

 
Old 03-28-2005, 10:04 PM   #5
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Re: I don't know what to think. . .

Yes, I have taken medication for depression a couple times, but am not currently on them nor have I been for awhile. I have not taken any illegal drugs.

 
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Re: I don't know what to think. . .

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I'd reccomend you do some research on boderline personality disorder in addition to seeing a psychiatrist
You might also talk to the folks on the Schizophrenia board here at Healthboards.

 
Old 03-28-2005, 11:53 PM   #7
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Re: I don't know what to think. . .

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Yes, I have taken medication for depression a couple times, but am not currently on them nor have I been for awhile. I have not taken any illegal drugs.
Well, it' hard to know long term effects of past medications but maybe it's something else causing this. Why were you depressed before, and could it be a reason for your anxiety over what you think you hear?

Or maybe something else is at work here. Before jumping to the conclusion you have a mental problem, I'd say there is time for that after you have had a complete physical to rule out any health problems that could be contributing.

I also would make sure to go to an ear specialist since this is an auditory problem.

If it turns out not to be physical, by all means then consider the possibility of a psychological reason and perhaps seek out some therapy.

 
Old 03-29-2005, 07:30 PM   #8
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Re: I don't know what to think. . .

Hi
This problem I am having is nothing new. I was hospitalized for Clinical depression when I was 12. I don't really know why I was depressed. I guess it just happened. Hopefully the doctors will check out everything before they go and medicate me or whatever they figure is best. All I know is that I am sick of it.

 
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