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For the past couple of months I seem to flit between moods of being uncontrollably happy and giddy where I dance all over the place, make jokes out of nothing and just generally have a huge smile on my face being really bubbly to spiralling down into deep depression where I don't want to do nothing, know anyone or I end up hating myself.

I've been reading your posts on here but I was just wondering could I be bipolar from the way my moods change so fast with little cause?
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Doesn't sound like it, the 'highs' are usually more dangerous than that (that is what they try to control with the drug)

More than likely a dietary/rest pattern thing although this does not rule out bi-polar
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Anything is possible - if you are worried, make an appointment to see your GP. 1 in 4 adults have mental health problems, and there is no shame in admiting you feel you might need help, or at least to have a name for what you are going through, if one exsists!

To the poster above - misinformed as most posters seem to be in this forum: there are different classifications of bipolar (DSMIV and ICD-10); both have a place for "hypomania" - basically one step short of full blown mania - in their diagnostic criteria.
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I agree with the above.
I think if you are concerned, the only step for you should be making an appointment with your GP.
Reading things up on the internet and deciding what symptoms you have and then self-diagnosis is something I wouldn't recommend.
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(Original post by Powerlifter)
Doesn't sound like it, the 'highs' are usually more dangerous than that (that is what they try to control with the drug)

More than likely a dietary/rest pattern thing although this does not rule out bi-polar
Er, not necessarily. I have BP II and I have hypomania rather than full blown dangerous stuff.

OP, don't self-diagnose, it has been suggested that you can 'convince' yourself to have a mental disorder, and I assure you that this is one disorder you don't want to have.

Go to a GP and see what s/he says.

If you are referred to a psychiatrist they will ask you to keep a mood chart. Mine asked me to rate myself on a scale of -10 to 10 (-10 being hospitalisation because of depression, 10 being hospitalisation because of mania) so it might be an idea to start doing that now.

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Several studies have directly linked poor diet to mental health issues, and just so as people learn to read, I did not at any point talk of a definative, I said the highs are usually, which statistically is correct but as usual the populatin here read what they want into it.
I do indeed know someone close who suffers with this and do not post things lightly, just please people, stop taking everything so personally without understanding the basis of human physiology and chemical changes due to diet.
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(Original post by Powerlifter)
Several studies have directly linked poor diet to mental health issues, and just so as people learn to read, I did not at any point talk of a definative, I said the highs are usually, which statistically is correct but as usual the populatin here read what they want into it.
I do indeed know someone close who suffers with this and do not post things lightly, just please people, stop taking everything so personally without understanding the basis of human physiology and chemical changes due to diet.
I LOL'd :rofl:

I'm certain that Dr Fluffy understands far more about this than you, regardless of whether you've just made up a friend with bipolar or not.

Anyway, shouldn't you be in the Fitness forum where your dubious health advice can go unchecked?
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First of all.. no-one here can obv. diagnose you, and you may encouter a fair bit of flaming as TSR still has some stigma with mental health issues :rolleyes:

In the meantime here are some links that may be helpful

there's a few sites i thought might be helpful to you

MDF-The Bi-Polar Organisation
http://www.mdf.org.uk/

Bipolar Aware
http://www.bipolaraware.co.uk/

Depression&Bipolar Allience-US site but has some good info
http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/Page...?pagename=home

and

RecoverYorLife-Mental Health and Support Forum
http://www.recoveryourlife.com/forum...splay.php?f=44

Hope they help
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(Original post by Renal)
I LOL'd

I'm certain that Dr Fluffy understands far more about this than you, regardless of whether you've just made up a friend with bipolar or not.

Anyway, shouldn't you be in the Fitness forum where your dubious health advice can go unchecked?
I lol’d at your ignorance towards this.

I did not at any point say it wasn’t possible did I? Nope not there.
I did not at any point say she was wrong did I? Nope not there either.

Dr Fluffy undoubtedly does if said Dr specialises/works in this arena, that is not disputed. However it is factually correct that statistics do indeed back up what I said as does the mental health board, so your lol can be re-aimed at your inability to read what is ‘actually’ written opposed to what you would like to assume from it.

Should your advice not be limited to the ‘people who only read what they want to read rather than what is written’ forum, seems more appropriate for your ignorant and childlike response. Hope that works out well for you
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(Original post by Powerlifter)
I did not at any point say it wasn’t possible did I? Nope not there.
I did not at any point say she was wrong did I? Nope not there either.
But what did you say?

Which studies have linked poor diet to bipolar disorder?
In what way does brain biochemistry change in bipolar disorder because of diet?

Shouldn't you be suggesting protein shakes and some variety of vitamin pill now?
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But what did you say?

Which studies have linked poor diet to bipolar disorder?
Can't be fussed to pull them all out to satisfy you, here is one a quick google revealed

http://www.bipolar-lives.com/diet-an...epression.html
Bear in mind this is diet and bipolar control, when I talked of diet I was talking of course of diet affecting mood into highs and lows which can resemble that of a bi-polar disorder which is highly common. I did also state this does NOT rule out bi-polar.
In what way does brain biochemistry change in bipolar disorder because of diet?
The brain utalizes approx 20% of your daily calorie intake to regulate its chemicals, and it has preferances on what type of fuel it has. Mood chemicals such as seratonin are directly regulated by the chemical energy of food.
Shouldn't you be suggesting protein shakes and some variety of vitamin pill now?
My my no, protien sopurces from natural foods are the best, as is natural vits, noce try with the 'label fishing' but it is wasted as I know why people feel the need to do it
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Can't be fussed to pull them all out to satisfy you, here is one a quick google revealed
I'm not sure what's worse; using google to find medical research or claiming that an article selling an expensive supplement is scientific... :no:
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I'm not sure what's worse; using google to find medical research or claiming that an article selling an expensive supplement is scientific...
Sigh, you will of course realsie that research is not usually all over the internet, even in scholar etc and is usually published in medical journals etc, which somehow I seem to have access too.

But I tire of your fishing, your obviously of the 'only this or that can be right' of course diet doesn't affect the body at all, if you don't feed it it won't die or anything, how on earth could chemical energy effect the chemicals of the brain' I wonder lulz my big fat bum off
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Sigh, you will of course realsie that research is not usually all over the internet, even in scholar etc and is usually published in medical journals etc, which somehow I seem to have access too.
Published research is always on the internet and it's always searchable. It's not my fault that you clearly don't know where to look...
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Well anyone who said the highs aren't high enough is wrong. You may just be experiencing hypomania rather than mania - suggesting Bipolar II is more likely than Bipolar I. Make sure you talk to your doctor and talk to him about mood stabilisers. Also try to take note of how frequent the mood swings are. I'm bipolar myself (diagnosed a year ago) so if you have any questions feel free to PM me.
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