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Monday, 10 August 2009
10:36:17 PM (GMT)
I found a good, reliable website, but only copied the symptoms, due to the fact that
it would be crazy long otherwise. If you want more information, go to
http://www.focusas.com/BipolarDisorder.html
http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/bipolar_disorder_in_children_and_teens

"Manic symptoms include: 
Severe changes in mood — either extremely irritable or overly silly and elated 

Overly-inflated self esteem — grandiosity; beleiving they are all powerful; beleif
that they possess special or superhuman powers 

Increased energy 

Decreased need for sleep — ability to go with very little or no sleep for days
without tiring 

Increased talking — talks too much, too fast; changes topics too quickly; cannot be
interrupted 

Distractibility — attention moves constantly from one thing to the next 

Hypersexuality — increased sexual thoughts, feelings, or behaviors; use of explicit
sexual language 

Increased goal-directed activity or physical agitation 

Disregard of risk — excessive involvement in risky behaviors or activities 

Depressive symptoms include:
Persistent sad or irritable mood 

Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed 

Significant change in appetite or body weight 

Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping 

Physical agitation or slowing 

Loss of energy 

Feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt 

Difficulty concentrating 

Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide"

Comments 
Kylosaur says:   10 August 2009   149211  
O.O wowziess

pretty sure im bi-polar
 
Kirti says:   10 August 2009   545569  
Really? Well... It's not uncommon at all really. Not even in teens.

Grown-ups just don't notice it with us because they chalk everything
down to hormones  Silly parents! Manic Depression is for kids!
 
Kylosaur says:   10 August 2009   649568  
xD

yeah
i shoudl talk to mom about it,
i tried once

she said it was horomones xD
 
Kirti says:   10 August 2009   342521  
What larks! Not really. Just Email her some information pages.
 
‹~Harvest_My_Dark_Dreams~› says:   10 August 2009   111267  
i have a few of the manic symptoms
 
‹~Psy~› says:   10 August 2009   278941  
Wow so you are saying:
Im a lyer about the powers,
I talk too much,
Im moody,
and i cant concentrate?
Very nice!
Thanks alot...
 
‹Mad♥Hatter♥Love› says:   10 August 2009   727126  
Increased talking — talks too much, too fast; changes topics too
quickly; cannot
be interrupted 

Distractibility — attention moves constantly from one thing to the
next 
Hypersexuality — increased sexual thoughts, feelings, or behaviors;
use of
explicit sexual language 
Increased goal-directed activity or physical agitation 
Disregard of risk — excessive involvement in risky behaviors or
activities 
Sounds so much like me...
Significant change in appetite or body weight 
Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping 
Physical agitation or slowing 
Loss of energy 
Feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt 
Difficulty concentrating 
Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide"

I might be bipolar?
 
Lyncheh says:   10 August 2009   888472  
Really? Well... It's not uncommon at all really. Not even in teens. Grown-ups just don't notice it with us because they chalk everything down to hormones Silly parents! Manic Depression is for kids!
I'm sorry, but the 'adults' are correct. Approximately 1% of the population has experienced bipolar disorder 'at some point'. I would not say that was common. The average age of onset is 21. Being sad because your teenbopper girlfriend dumped you, for example, is not the same as alternating periods of ecstatic mania and extreme depression, sometimes lasting weeks. If you think you have a mood disorder, see a doctor. Until then, I wish ignorant children would stop trivialising and self-diagnosing psychotic illness. It is not glamorous, it is not something cool to put on your profile, it does not make you 'emo'. It does not make you special. It makes you ignorant. Although I have quoted you, I am not addressing this to any one person in particular. It is an open comment.
 
Kirti says:   10 August 2009   614769  
I'm not self diagnosing, I'm sharing information. And if you actually
followed the links then you would see information on the differnce
between regular teen mood swings and bipolar disorder.

The average isn't twenty one either, it's twenty two. But if your
point is that many get diagnosed within their early twenties
then you are correct. But people can have bipolar before being
diagnosesed, remember?
---
Psy, I ask alot of people if they have bipolar. I never said any of
those things. People with bipolar can have some symptoms and not
others.
 
‹~Psy~› says:   11 August 2009   823655  
mhmmm. You asked erliar if i had bi polar
 
‹Panda  Bear› says:   11 August 2009   176795  
My Manic symptoms:Decreased need for sleep,Increased talking.
My Depressive symptoms:Persistent sad or irritable mood,Difficulty
sleeping or oversleeping.

Well I think i'm not bi polar or a depressive people.
 
callie11 says:   11 August 2009   215788  
My gosh, it sounds like half the kids in my grade at school have all
the symptoms for the Manic. Including me. :O
 
Bobbi333 says:   11 August 2009   524412  
hey none of you are bipolar! im diagnosed as bipolar i know what it
is and trust me k=none of you are
 
taylorswiftsbiggestfan says:   11 August 2009   867497  
who cares about all of this
 
MeepingMeep says:   11 August 2009   665594  
@Bobbi: Sorry bout that, and restating, she said she's SHARING
INFORMATION!

@Taylors Biggest Fan: You obviously do since you commented, and most
likely read through.

Thank-you Kirti for your Information. It's helpful to people. 
 
‹< Dragon-tamer-1995 >› says:   11 August 2009   362942  
I saw this, and feeling really depressed lately, looked at the
"depressed" area. I match all the symptoms to a T. Except thought of
Suicide. But everything other then that matches me perfectly. I guess
I'm Bi-polar. I better show this to my mom. *ANGST*
 
‹< Dragon-tamer-1995 >› says:   11 August 2009   475398  
Wait...

This might be the reason why I haven't been inclined to do anything I
like. (TLO especially...)
 
tiggerlemon101 says:   11 August 2009   894328  
I don't believe in bipolar (or most other mental "illnesses", e.g.
schizotypal, OCD, etc.), and for one reason:  Up until eight months
ago, I had been experiencing every single one of these symptoms for
about a year.  I was 12/13 years old.
The diagnosis?  Two much stress and a slight iron deficiency.  Within
two weeks of taking an iron supplement and getting out of
stress-related situations, I was cured.  I've been 100% ever since
then.  Most of it really is just hormones.  (This is according
to a Ph.Din pediatric health and psychology, NOT me.)

Did you know that just recently a new mental illness has been
"identified?  It's called Pathological Bitterness Disorder.  Yup.  You
heard me right.  Being constantly bitter is now a menta illness. 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
These days, there's a name for everything and everything has a name.
*rolls eyes in disgust*
 
‹< Dragon-tamer-1995 >› says:   11 August 2009   472681  
*answering to up above* I had my blood tested recently. Twice.
Aparently, Everything is fine for me.
And since it's summer break, I barely have any stress. So, I don't
think it's for the same reasons. No, I might really be Bi-polar.

But I dunno yet. Once my mom gets home and I show her this, and
perhaps talk with our docter, we'll see.
 
jamesrgrimes writes:   11 August 2009   753272  
.....
 
Kirti says:   11 August 2009   349636  
To all the critical comments, I say the same thing-
I am just sharing information about a diagnosable medical illness.

To Psy-
Yup, but I asked most of my friends the same thing last week, even
more last month. (One of them said yes, she was taken to be checked
after her dad got diagnosed, the other freaked out wondering if she'd
been to obvious).

I was barely doing more then taking shots at the dark.
 
tiggerlemon101 says:   17 August 2009   548868  
Severe changes in mood — either extremely irritable or overly silly
and elated 
Okay, scoreone for bi-polar... or, you know, puberty????!?!?!

Overly-inflated self esteem — grandiosity; beleiving they are all
powerful; beleif
that they possess special or superhuman powers Schizophenia and
bi-polar are COMPLETELY different... let's not forget that

Increased energy Isn't that a good thing?

Decreased need for sleep — ability to go with very little or no
sleep for days
without tiring Also a symptom of depression and anemia... isn't two
disorders enough?

Increased talking — talks too much, too fast; changes topics too
quickly; cannot
be interrupted Trust me when I say that this is completely normal.
Almost all of my peers experience this.  It's part of being a
teenager.

Distractibility — attention moves constantly from one thing to the
next Also a symptom of ADD/ADHD, or just having a short attention
span

Hypersexuality — increased sexual thoughts, feelings, or behaviors;
use of
explicit sexual language Or maybe you're just a pervert, but I'll
give you that one... score two for bi-polar

Increased goal-directed activity or physical agitation Isn't
increased goal-directed agtivity a good thing?  And physical agitation
is a symptom of ADD/ADHD 

Disregard of risk — excessive involvement in risky behaviors or
activitiesSo they're a daredevil... whopee!


Persistent sad or irritable mood  Either hormones or depression,
depending on how severe the mood is... also possibly anemia

Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed Symptom of
depression

Significant change in appetite or body weight Depression or
anemia

Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping Depression or anemia

Physical agitation or slowing Depression or anemia

Loss of energy Depression or anemia

Feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt Depression

Difficulty concentrating Depression, anemia, ADD/ADHD

Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide Depression

Do you get what I'm saying?  In this entire list, there are only two
really unique symptoms... everything else is either no big deal or a
symptom of something much more serious.  People with "bipolar" are
mostly either starving for attention or horribly misdiagnosed.
 
Lyncheh says:   17 August 2009   658475  
To the person above, kindly shut the fuck up.

Bipolar disorder does exist, and you do not have a medical or
psychiatric degree. You may not have had it. Good - however, that does
not mean that NOBODY does.

This is coming from someone who does not have bipolar disorder.
Please, just..seriously. There's a reason 14 year olds don't work in
the medical profession.
 
Kirti says:   17 August 2009   817613  
There's a reason why it shares lots of symptoms with
depression. Bi polar disorder is also knows as "manic depressive
disorder".

Sneezing- a symptom of the flu, alergies, and the cold. I suppose
alergies don't exist then.

The symptoms don't have to be unique, it's the fact that people
with bi polar disorder have most of these symptoms, and no symtoms of
other disorders. The differnce between bi polar disorder and puberty
is the severty, and psycologists spend years learning the differnce.
 
lettuce_smothie says:   8 June 2010   219637  
allmy friends say im  bi polar and sometime it obvious they're not
messin around they say i'd be bubbly and happy at one stage of the day
and then later along the day i'd slowly get depressed for no apparent
reason they got really worried 
so they made me take a bipolar test and i usually pass tests and
unfortunatly i passed this on too 
They call me things like emo and the depressed one of the group they
also say that i dont eat much well thats one person and they're
bulimic so i don'e really give a fuck what she thinks even though she
is one of my best friends so then i'd end up eatting loads just cause
i am worried of what she thinks and after doing that i gained like 10
pounds so then i dieted and lost 2  
when im sad and cant think of anything to cheer me up i just cut
myself..... i didn't think there was anything wrong with it  but i
didn't want to get called emo and stuff so i wear long sleeve hoddies
and tops and i wear fingerless gloves all the time , one of my friend
saw the marks by acciedent and she told me that cutting yurself was
bad so i stopped for a while but i didn't believe her so i started
doing it when i got sad of angry at them 
and another friend found out and she being the big mouth that she is
told my other friend and now im the bipolar-bi-emo-cutter of the group

a lot of my friends have problems from wanting to die coz they are
being bullied to wanting to die coz she thinks she is ugly and fat
even though she is like 7 stone and so so so pretty this doesn't realy
have anything to do with this but i needed to get this all out 
thnx love lettuce smothie
 
lettuce_smothie says:   8 June 2010   348099  
@lettuce_smothie 
that al should have probably been a diary entery 
well there you go then 
 
Kirti says:   8 June 2010   438422  
@lettuce_smothie 
Look- the manic phase lasts between three days to five months, same
with the depressive stage. If it only last hours, it's just normal
mood swings. I'm really sorry. 
 
lettuce_smothie says:   9 June 2010   171820  
@Kirti 
thnx but just a question
if i get angry before i fall asleep and then wake up in the same mood
is that your brian still being pissy or is it some thing else
because i don't always aleep by myself and the person i slept with
would tell me at breakfast that i'm such a bitch for kicking them in
they're sleep 
but i don't mean to......most of the time anyway 
i've had weeks that i'm really down some days its even hard to get up
in the morning because i'm afraid some one will ask why im wearing
wrist band and black hoodies in the summer and the thing id like only
two of my friends are preps well one of them is a preppy slut but
either  way they're all euther indies car fanatics "thugs"- even
though she coulld really hurt anyone one -
or people with different "lables" stuck on to the
could anyone help me because i can't tell my parents because the don't
really understand or care for that matter and even if i could tell
tham it would be on a weekend and by then i'd feel like "well shit, if
they didn't answer any of my calls then its not their fucking
business" even though i love my parents so so so so much its just that
they just can't frickin' understand anything 
thank god for the summer i can finaly not be forced to roll down my
sleeves for "emo checks" 
Thanks kirti 
 
Kirti says :   9 June 2010   213441  
@lettuce_smothie 
Look, I'm no expert. I read books on this stuff in the library if I
don't have a lunch, and double check the information with more
recently published things online. 

Sleeping disorders are mostly considered seperate from manic
depressive disorder, as far as I know.

As to issues of lables, just hang in there. We're teenagers, our
attention spans are metaphorically microscopic. Anyone bugging you now
will leave you alone within a few months. 
 

 
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