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    Ever since I was 16 at least, I can remember going through phases, fairly regularly (say 2-3 times a months), where i've felt completely overwhelmed by everything (I know this is normal) and had suicidal thoughts and feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness. Also had delusions during periods of stress/arguments....recently thought my girlfriend and her best friend, my cousin, were planning it so that the only reason my gf was with me was to distract me from a-levels and make sure my cousin does better than me. had visions of my dad coming from behind me with a knife and had to continuously keep lookin behind to see if this was case. Then perhaps a week later I will feel great about everything and feel that everything im currently involved in will completely work out/ everything, can only describe it as feeling elated...it's fair to say the depressive episodes are far more common than the periods in which I feel amazing but im aware that this is a type of bi-polar where this happens although I haven't looked into it much....advice needed?
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    Have you used any good online tests to determine whether you are bipolar or not?

    I'd suggest asking your GP, but they ask the same questions as the online tests do. Though, you may feel more secure if you ask the GP, regardless.
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    CAN SOMEONE PLEASE READ THIS VERY LONG THREAD AND REPLY PLEASE!! IT'S ABOUT DEPRESSION >>>>>>>> http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2314940
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    (Original post by adamcusirinzon)
    Ever since I was 16 at least, I can remember going through phases, fairly regularly (say 2-3 times a months), where i've felt completely overwhelmed by everything (I know this is normal) and had suicidal thoughts and feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness. Also had delusions during periods of stress/arguments....recently thought my girlfriend and her best friend, my cousin, were planning it so that the only reason my gf was with me was to distract me from a-levels and make sure my cousin does better than me. had visions of my dad coming from behind me with a knife and had to continuously keep lookin behind to see if this was case. Then perhaps a week later I will feel great about everything and feel that everything im currently involved in will completely work out/ everything, can only describe it as feeling elated...it's fair to say the depressive episodes are far more common than the periods in which I feel amazing but im aware that this is a type of bi-polar where this happens although I haven't looked into it much....advice needed?
    Have you talked to your GP about this? They would be the best to advise on this, and if needed, recommend a course of treatment. From what you have described, your "high" periods don't sound like hypomania or mania, which is what people with bipolar disorder have. However, your low moods sound very distressing for you, and suicidal thoughts is a serious matter. I would really recommend going and talking to your GP and tell them about your concerns. Good luck, if you need to talk anytime, feel free to contact me.
 
 
 
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