Asked: So I have Borderline Personality Disorder?
I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder last year and my school counselor recently said she believed that is what I have as well. I know the counselor pretty well, however not the psychiatrist from last year, I know I have a problem, but I don't know if this is it. Bipolar is characterized by mood swings, which I have, I can be soo happy then the slightest thing said can kill me inside or make me mean. But I don't get really hyper, and generally only some people can initiate these feelings in me, it isn't totally at random.
Then I read this:
"Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder make frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment. The perception of impending separation or rejection, or the loss of external structure, can lead to profound changes in self-image, affect, cognition, and behavior. These individuals are very sensitive to environmental circumstances. They experience intense abandonment fears and inappropriate anger even when faced with a realistic time-limited separation or when there are unavoidable changes in plans (e.g., sudden despair in reaction to a clinicians announcing the end of the hour; panic or fury when someone important to them is just a few minutes late or must cancel an appointment). They may believe that this abandonment implies they are bad. These abandonment fears are related to an intolerance of being alone and a need to have other people with them. Their frantic efforts to avoid abandonment may include impulsive actions such as self-mutilating or suicidal behaviors."
Could I have BDP instead of Bipolar? Because that sounds a lot like me. However I have heard people with BDP are often promiscuous and such, and I am, but only with my boyfriend. I am not troublesome to my mom either, which I have read. I have read a lot that makes these people seem dramatic and outgoing, but I am introverted.
This describes me so well, however, and I will give you a few reasons why, a few that stand out in my memory, because I can still feel the pain I felt then, even if irrational at the time.
-As I child, I would cry almost every night, and pray that I would die before my mom, because I didn't want to be alone from her.
-Over the last few years, my dependance on my mom has transferred to my boyfriend and I have a lot of stories there, but this one stands out the most… and it is from last weekend :$ Bare with me, it is embarrassing.
My boyfriend went on this trip, for 3 and a half days. Yes, that is all. It was to build leadership, and I was happy for him, made him cookies and wrote him letters on how much I love him. But once I realized he really liked it there, and he wasnt allowed using his phone most of the day, I went insane. I cried, and screamed, and got so upset I puked. I would call him, beg him, with my whole heart, begg him, not to hang up. I would threaten suicide, I would cut myself and tell him how if he leaves I wont stop cutting myself. I was out of my mind, literally. At one point I at the bus stop on a saturday afternoon in public, crying and telling 'DONT GO DONT GO! ILL KILL MYSELF, YOU WILL FIND ME DEAD IN YOUR ROOM. DONT LEAVE ME!" I was totally hysterical. I am used to being with him everyday, and I was terrified with him gone. And I felt like there was a knife in my gut.
He is back and I am still scared to close my eyes, I feel like whenI open them they will be gone.
I know this is not normal, may I have BDP?
Asked: What to do with this disabled girl?
I'm not asking for anybody to start diagnosing her, but a little bit of advice (just a little) would come in handy. I'm in speech therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and there's this girl (I'm guessing Bipolar Disorder or Autism, but I can't diagnose) in it who's mentally unstable and has been following me and appears to have a crush on me, which I would respect, despite not having feelings for her, but she has other major problems that make me concerned about my health with her following me.
-She has anger outbursts and yells "SHUT THE **** UP!!!!!!" at this one little girl in her disability program who apparently is quite annoying to her when the little girl is only saying hey to her. She often threatens to beat her up as well, when this little girl is apparently just a peaceful little girl who talks too much and always cries in the middle of class wanting social interactions. She does this to other folks as well. This makes me nervous since I'm terrified that she will stab me, even though she's not like this to me.
-She TALKS TO HERSELF out in public which makes me worry a bit and she's constantly yelling as well while doing it. Sorry, this creeps me out a bit.
-She kisses and touches me (as in hugs) after I've told her that I don't want to be kissed or hugged. I'm the opposite gender which also creeps me out.
-She speaks like this about her obsessions: When I was watching (fill in the blank) it did not have (fill in the blank), IT WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE (FILL IN THE BLANK)!!!! Then she loses control of her temper like that which makes me terrified since she's way shorter.
-Whenever I'm just saying hi to another girl or just working with another girl on a college project, she comes up and threatens to beat them up if they don't leave, with her being the one losing since she's like 5'3 I think.
-Other people are terrified of her.
-Frequent crying spells while talking to herself as well.
How do I deal with her and what should I do? Sorry, but I'm stuck being followed by her and I'm worried about my own health here with this mentally unstable girl. I've been brutally honest with her, which leads to her crying on my shoulder instead of throwing a huge rage as well.
Asked: Pose ideas for a few drawings?
I'm working on a story and I want to draw two characters from it, but I need help deciding on some poses.
The characters are a mom and daughter.
The mom's name is Siohban, she's about 26 years old.(She doesn't bave full custody of her daughter or whatever, so she only gets her sometimes.)
She's addicted to Cocaine and alcohol. She also loves to party. And suffers from Bipolar Disorder. So that effects her personality. She has a "I'm better than you!" air about it, and is very flirty, not hesitating to seduce people in order to get them to spend lots of money on her. She does love her daughter, just because of her vices, switches between bursts of caring for her daughter, and bursts of when she'd rather be out all night partying and such.
The daughter is about 8(But I'll draw her at any age from like baby, to 12 years old.) years old, her name is Edie. She's pretty withdrawn and quiet. Not quite antisocial though, just like… Shy from really talking to people, because lots of people have heard of her mom, and don't really like their kids spending the day/night with Edie if she's at her moms. She's in piano and ballet. When she was younger(Like baby-8) she was really close to her mom, but at like 9-12+, her relationship is pretty strained and she gets embarrassed about her mom(Kinda due to her lack of friends, due to the other kids parents hearing about Siohban and not wanting the kids around her.) and other things.
Asked: Question on Bipolar Disorder? Please read.?
Ok so, I always had a feeling that I was bipolar. For some reason. Let me describe. For starters, i'm really moody. Like anything that someone says can either bring me up, or tear me down. Second of all, I have NO PATIENCE. Whatsoever. I loose my cool really fast. Like, I HATE repeating myself. & If I have to do that, i'll start raising my voice at the person who i'm talking to. Third of all, I get like incredibly jealous when my friends don't really pay attention to me for whatever reason. & I don't like it. I'm just like: What the hell? Why am I getting like this? & For the last week, I felt like so disconected from myself. I somehow felt as if I was in a dream, but I knew that I wasn't. Good thing is, it's starting to go away. & I really hope that it doesn't come back because it's not a nice feeling at all. -_-Also when i'm depressed, I get the strong urge to cut myself, but I never actually do. I just scratch my wrists to calm those feelings down. So, I went to the psychiatrist, & he said that I was Bipolar. But, I kind of have my doubts for some reason. So, thoughts? Yes? No? Maybe so? Thank you if you answer. & Sorry for the loooong speech. I just really have to know.
Asked: ***I think I have Bipolar Disorder, how do I tell my Mum***?
PLEASE ANSWER!!! I'm to depressed to think straight at the moment.
Well, I've been really depressed ever since I started high school (NSW school system, I'm in grade eight now) and then I realised that I also had strange changes of happiness during that depression. So I did some research… ok, A LOT of reaserch, and I think I have Bipolar Disorder. I know it's crazy, that I'm just getting this from the Internet, but I swear I have it. I also got a brochure when I was walking past a councilors office, and that told me I had it as well.
So how do I tell my Mum? I'm very quiet and I don't tell my Mum ANYTHING, but she still cares for me and I think she deserves to know. Because I don't tell her much, how would I approach telling her without her not believing me? She isn't easy to convince either.
If I forgot to include something in this question, please tell me so I can add it.
Asked: Is it bad to drink caffeine while taking lithium ?
Im on lithium for bipolar disorder & i love coffee ! Do i have to stop drinking coffee or can i still drink it ? I drink it almost everyday & i've noticed that it makes my heart beat fast at night before i go to sleep . Any suggestions would be nice
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