| | Think I may be bipolar
Hey, I'm new here. Quick intro - I'm Nicola, I'm 17, I live in England and I study Drama, Eng Lit, Law and Psychology.
Now for the purpose of my post:
I really feel I am bipolar. For as long as I can remember, I have had inexplicable mood swings that occur for no apparent reason. Majority of the time, I act like I am on a permanent high - I talk fast and a LOT, can start laughing uncontrollably, have little or no inhibitions, become overly-confident, and generally become 'up myself'.
However, sometimes (like now), I become mildly depressed. And when I'm like this, I can cry for no reason, I don't feel like doing anything, don't want to be around anybody, and I have a tendancy to cut; I think to transfer some emotional pain into physical pain that I can control.
Also, I am nearly always irritable and angry, except when on a major 'high'.
I have tried talking to my mom, but I think because I'm 17 she feels it is just 'teenage angst'. Also, she doesn't know I cut.
I was just wondering what people here thought; am I bipolar or just a typical teenager? And also, if something is wrong with me, what should I do about it?