Re: Question about Eating Disorder Diagnosis
Thanks for your reply.
I spoke to my doctor today about a different issue and during our discussion I happened to mention the symptoms I outlined in my post below.
When I asked her if she thought I had an ED, she said "no" and that all of my behaviors were the result of my bipolar, rapid cycling and schizoaffective disorder. She said when people are depressed, they don't *feel* like eating and when they are manic, they have so much energy inside of them that they don't *want* to eat. She also told me that weight loss is a criterion for mania which doesn't follow along the lines of an ED diagnosis.
I've decided that I'm going to talk to my regular tdoc about this to see what he thinks. I've been seeing him for over a year and he knows me well enough to be honest and tell me if he believes this to be true.
Atypical Bipolar I Disorder with Rapid Cycling
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN
Last edited by dreams in neon; 12-02-2008 at 06:16 PM.