Are you or someone you love Bipolar?

United States
October 22, 2007 8:26am CST
How do you deal with it? Do you or they have other psychological issues as well, like schizophrenia or multiple personality disorder? I'm bipolar & I think I'm obsessive-compulsive as well. Just wondered what others are doing to overcome these problems. And I want everyone to know that even though I'm bipolar, I'm still able to function well in my life. I work full-time and am married with a son.
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@ctrymuziklvr (11059)
• United States
22 Oct 07
I can't go without my meds - bottles of medication
I was diagnosed with Manic Depression which I believe is the same thing as bi polar. Along with that I have OCD and I think they go hand in hand. If it wasn't for my medication that I've been taking for years I would be crying 24/7 and not even knowing why...well, now I know why don't I. I am able to function only due to my meds and have just recently started a part time job which I really didn't think I could handle but I'm doing great. I, for one don't like the way people feel about people who have psych problems. They don't realize that it is a debilitating disease and it's not something we asked for...it just happened.
• United States
20 Dec 07
My husband was just diagnosed with bipolar disorder and well...it is very very hard. He really tests my love for him. Fortunately he is seeking treatment but it is a very long road ahead. Medication will only do so much and 45 minutes of therapy a week doesn't seem like enough. Some days I just don't know what I'm going to do.
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
29 Oct 07
I don't have any of these conditions, nor does anyone I am close to. However, my ex sister in law is schizophrenic. It is her son, my nephew who has Aspergers (that I mentioned in another response to you). Her condition is fairly well managed, in that she takes her medication & can get along in life &look after her two children. Unfortunately she is not well enough to ever work at a job. My sisterin law on my husbands side is bi-polar. I have only ever met her once, as my husband has not had anything to do with her for years. It is sad, as she only lives a 5 min drive away from us. Apparently she did or said very bad things to my hubby many years ago. He won't talk to her until she apologies, but she says she doesn't know why she has to apologise.
@glamgrl (384)
• Ireland
23 Oct 07
i am confused because i have been diagnosed with bi polar but my symptoms dont add up i get severe depression i dont have a problem with highs i do get paranoid i do feel persecuted at times