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 So I've been seeing things pretty often lately?
It's starting to freak me out a little, I see shadowy dots about the size of a moth randomly sometimes, but I've been seeing them more often lately. And it's just for a split second ...

 How do i talk about my anxiety?
I'm 16,and I'm pretty sure I have separation anxiety. But I'm completely scared to talk to my mom about it. I mean i know i can talk to my mom about anything...but this seems harder to ...

 Are there any safe drugs available to help me sleep?
I have a lot of trouble sleeping at the moment and ive started taking anti anxiety medication (zyprexa) to help me sleep because i cant take valium as its addictive.

Are there any safe ...

 Who else here has weird sleep habits?
I always sleep on the cold side of my pillow. When it is warm, I have to keep flipping over the cold side of else I can't sleep. I also dig my feet under something. For example, I have two beds ...

 anyone else have this feeling?
I took I long nap around the afternoon I woke up in fear and with screaming thoughts going through by mind really fast. all my surroundings were closing in and at the same time looking further away. ...

 Why am I so unsocial?
So lately I just feel like I don't really have many friends. I stopped hanging out with my old friends because honestly, I grew up! They would always gossip and I was sick of it. My boyfriend is ...

 How do i boost my self esteem?
Im kinda fat...not skinny......but i hate my body...and my self..im sad and deprested all the times...my friends have never seen me smile....how can i change ...

 Have I damaged my brain at all from this?
I have smoked weed 9-10 times with very spaced out gaps in between. The last time I smoked was yesterday and I took one hit today and then smoked a cigarette. I had a revelation today and I want to ...

 Do people that have schizophrenia know they do and that they are mentaly ill?

 depression gets in the way?
i'm a senior in college and i know i have to be makign decisions, like do i want to go on to grad school? where /how if so? what d oi want to study? do i want to get a job? do i want to move ( ...

 How can I get my creative juices flowing?
I like to write fiction and do other creative acticities but some days I just cant get into the train of thought and get frustrated because I cant think of any ideas. I'll sit staring at a blank ...

 Is bi-polar an inherited illness, or is it caused by environmental factors?

 What is bi polar disorder really? I do not know but it seems to be a made up disorder.?
It's kinda like all boys have add the fad that was huge about 10 years ago what exactly is bi polar disorder i mean the earth is bi polar and so am I? Can someone please explain The symptoms or ...

 help! my bipolar disorder is ruining my relationships with friends and family!?
my boyfriend of 8 months recently broke up with me (and by recently i mean about 3 hours ago) and i know he did it because of my dramatic behavior and rapid-cycling mood swings.

i love ...

 ocd question?
please only awenser if you are possitive,

i read some where that there are different types of ocd.. like cleaner, checker, and im not sure what else... is this true?...

 Self Injury and Accidental Death?
For my English research paper, I am doing a paper on Self Injury. I thought that I would explain how many people die accidently from Self Injury because Self Injury isn't a form of suicide. I ...

 how do antidepressants help you?
do they make you feel happier do they help you forget about what was depressing you? how exactly do they work? i suffer from depression but have never took any meds because i am not honest when i go ...

 This is killing me...?
I am 43 and I suffer from bi-polar but even worse is that I have fears of how I look and worry so much that I hardly even go out anymore. People tell me that I look ok for 43 but I panick that I am ...

 Why does society try so hard to change people with aspergers / autism!?
I do not need to be cured, some of us like the way we are. But at times I wish I could live in my own world, with my rules. Why should I be made to live like the norm, if really not best for me. To ...

 I'm glued to my spot in fear?
I'm so scared of the thunderstorm. It's an irrational fear, I know that. I'm scared of the thunder, and I know that the thunder is the safest part of a storm. I keep telling myself ...

How do you tell the difference bi-polar and a bad temper?
Is there a definitive test for bi-polar (manic-depressive)?

I don't think they have ever really defined a test, but observation over time will do the job. And it will depend a lot on the person. they could just be a bad tempered Manic-depressive.

Kind of. Check out the current DMV diagnosis manual, or just google the criteria for a manic episode classification.

Hope this helps!

Eye see!
Ow there is a difference. The anger is all consuming and periodic. It is not the same as anger caused by an immediate event, at least not in my case. It's kind of more intense and I tell you this, the depression is bad and I dread it, but the thought of when the anger starts, I don't want to go there - hell is a good word for it! I wish I could just vacate my body. I feel like my brain will explode through my head. And in fact there is a test for bi polar. Cardiff university has developed it. I was in fact intending to call them today for the full details. I thinks it's a brain scan that shows that the brain of a bi polar sufferer differs to one who doesn't. I wish to see if I can have it. It has featured in the news and I think there was a small bit about about in Stephen Fry's, 'Secret Life of a Manic Depressive.'

When I find out the details I will post them on yahoo answers with hopefully a web site address.

There is a blood test for Bi-Polar disorder which doesnt show bad temper though. There are also very destinct symptoms for bi-polar disorder that wouldnt be present with just a bad temper.

I also wonder about this. This is a very good question. I ask my self everyday, Im I a psycho-maniac or Im I just dangerously depressed with a bad temper ? I will keep an eye on this question answers. ...Ehhhh, now that I think about it maybe Im both of them and it means the same thing....I dont know.... Good Luck !.

the disease can produce dramatic mood swings—and can seriously disrupt a person's life and the lives of those around them. While most people have their share of ups and downs, people with bipolar disorder experience a vicious cycle of dangerous highs called "mania" and debilitating lows known as "depression." there is more to biploar than a bad temper there are many web sites that can help you understand his disease

There is a difference. People with bipolar disorders have huge mood swings, worse than a bad temper tantrum. They will go days on extreme highs in which they feel like they are on top of the world and will sometimes get out of control and act in outrageous and often risky and dangerous behavior. Then they fall from that high and go the lowest of lows being in a fowl mood and irrational for days. then it can happen over and over again. Their minds race and it's much more worse than bad temper.

It can take a while to diagnose and if all it is is a bad temper, after having it diagnosed by a professional only, then you can take anger management classes. Bipolar disorder is a serious thing and make sure you get treated.

A normal person has a temper tantrum. A bipolar person's temper is displayed in a manic episode, which includes other symptoms like crying or laughing uncontrollably, talking nonstop for days, thinking they have super powers to influence millions of people, going without sleep for days, jumping up and down screaming at the world, etc. These symptoms occur at the same time of the anger.

My boyfriend is bipolar and he can actually talk for 3 days without stopping to go to sleep. When I go to sleep, he just talks to himself.

Hope that helps.

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