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Old 06-05-2006, 04:02 PM   #1
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Question manic and depressed???????????

I am just wondering has anyone else done this. I have all the manic qualities llike started back smoking, spending, sex, eating out of control and then i have a very sedated mood. my manic episodes have always been the same until now. could i be depressed with a manic episode????????????
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Old 06-05-2006, 11:32 PM   #2
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Re: manic and depressed???????????

hi chaser,
could be whats known as rapid cycling (alternating between manic and depressed episodes or moods in very quick succession). Its particularly common with BP II. i used to rapid cycle to the point where i felt like the happiest person in the world in the morning and was suicidal by the afternoon. Talk to your doc or pdoc. good luck, Fallen

Old 06-06-2006, 08:12 PM   #3
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Re: manic and depressed???????????

What you are experiencing is a mixed episode. I get them too. For example, I can be depressed yet my brain is going a million miles per minute.

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