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  • Bipolar sucks

    Being bipolar sucks! I hate it
  • 2 days ago

    What If My Boss Finds Out?

    I'm severely depressed but I manage to hold it together for work. I have a job that requires a govt clearance. I'm afraid to seek help because if my work finds out, I will lose my job. Another coworker sought counseling because she had a cancer diagnosis and lost her job. My job is all that keeps me from, well, you know. What can I do that is assured to be confidential from the govt?
  • 2 days ago

    Stepson, 30, is paranoid schizophrenic - How to stop enabling?

    Hello.... my stepson is 30 years old and has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. He was hospitalized in 2015 (without our knowledge) when he was in graduate school...and it was at that time that he was diagnosed. But as soon as he got out of the hospital he stopped taking any medications. He insists that the rest of us (anyone) are the ones with issues and he is fine. But, he cannot hold a job...even bagging groceries...and he has a masters degree. He refuses to get any help whatsoever and....
  • 3 days ago

    Mood Disorder diagnosis

    I am currently seeing a CNRP who specializes in the mental health field. She is treating me for diagnosed Generalized Anxiety Disorder, as well as an UN-diagnosed mood disorder. She has told me that it is not Bipolar. I think it is the more mild Cyclothymia - which I mentioned to her - but she is not concerned with giving me a specific diagnosis for the mood disorder. She that I should not get too hung up on putting a name to it & that we really just need to work on treating the symptoms. Is....
  • 3 days ago

    John1613

    When I was 8, I'm 60 now, our family was coming from shopping. I had purchased some donuts with the 20$ my dad gave me. I placed the change in the sack with donuts. On the way home I finished eating my donuts, then thru away the sack out the window with the change which was about 18$. I had a fit! Dad turned around, looked but couldn't find it. Today, any time I throw something away, I have look at it in my hand to determine if I should really throw it away. What is this year? Y
  • 3 days ago

    Life long struggles

    Anxiety, paranoia, depression, social withdrawal, and social anxiety. All of these are a daily struggle for me. It began around puberty, or it became more aparent, for me. Relationships are not hard to establish, but there is a cycle that I seem to repeat. I become worried about Everything to the point that I ruin my repore with people. Once that happens, I suffer great depression and then start over. This is as true in romantic relationships as it is true in professional ones. What is wrong with....
  • i have a question

    can the bipolar disorder go away? how? treatment? help? like my mood changes every 5 secs to mad sad happy depressed then happy sad mad and so on..
  • 4 days ago

    Should I report my side effects to my physician?

    I have chronic anxiety for which I take 100mg of Zoloft a day. Lately, I have been experiencing some pretty disturbing side effects, chief among them being thoughts of self harm, or suicide (I've never had these thoughts before. Not even a twinge). I don't feel compulsive toward these feelings, or overwhelmed by them, but they are thoughts that I've never had and it's a bit troubling. I am currently in a custody battle for my daughter and I am under the microscope. Everything I do....
  • 4 days ago

    Possible Serotonin Shock Symptoms?

    I have been taking Prozac 80 mg for twenty years (for depression), followed by Buspirone 60 mg for almost fifteen years (for OCD). My doctors have added Xanax .50 mg as needed for Tinnitus, and Tylenol 3 and Flexeril .5 mg (as needed for arthritis and muscle spasms) within the last five years. My question is -- for about a month now, I've been experiencing "shocks" and tingling like sensations in my arms, feet, and legs (mostly on left side, but sometimes on both sides). The only other....
  • 5 days ago

    Post Fall

    My 88 yr old father fell in the hospital was on Coumadin for many years. I was told he did not hit his head when he fell but he did suffer a subdural bleed and we were told that he had a skull fracture. It was a new fracture. Could this have been cause from this fall? My father died from the this fall in the hospital.