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Old 10-17-2006, 08:21 AM   #1
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Being evaluated for bipolar info

Hello, I have a mental health app nov 1 my family dr thinks i'am bp but he can't test it. When you were evaluted for bipolar by mental health how do they test you. With taking a paper test? Talking to you or both. I'am kinda scared about it. The only time i tryed to get help was from my family dr is when i'am depressed (I didn't think I was BP) he put me on clexea it put me in mania did some crazy things ( I told him I was having real bad moody swings too). I told him about it the crazy things I did, he thinks I'am bp. I was also said to be ADD at the age of 5. So i been reading the signs on bp and I been putting things together I have did in the past and I'am thinking I am too..



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Old 10-17-2006, 03:21 PM   #2
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Re: Being evaluated for bipolar info

Hello!
They didn't test me either - they didn't have to because I was in a full blown manic state.

Unfortunately, alot of us manage to not be diagnosed until quite late.
The depressions are obvious, and if we get a little tooooo happy then everyone is just too plain relieved that we are getting out of bed and doing things to see that it is way too much the opposite direction.

I know that there are some manias that are triggered the first time by anti-depressants - that sounds like what happened to you.
If you are younger it is actually a GOOD thing believe it or not!
I was 30 before they ever figured it out for me and I can tell you that my life between 13 & 30 was pretty rocky...

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