Diagnosis of Bipolar disorder

21 Apr
sam philip

Hi

2 years back I had a manic episode with psychotic features. I was hospitalized for 2 weeks. I have been experiencing a low since roughly July last year. I don't pleasure in past activities, lack of motivation, little energy, etc This week I went to see my psych and asked him straight out what was wrong with me. He told me I had bipolar 1. He adjusted my meds which I hope works. My episode was triggered by long term high stress. Has anyone else been diagnosed with bipolar?

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  • Vibha Gangal
    Vibha Gangal   Apr 22, 2018 12:51 AM

    If you ask me if I know someone with bipolar personally my straight and honest asnwer would be a no, of course, there might be people around e who suffer from it but none so far has taken the pains to get a diagnosis done.

    However, I can help you with a little real life story of a famous personality, hoping that maybe this motivates you.

    Singer Demi Lovato was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when she entered rehab at age 22. Before her diagnosis she had struggled with bulimia, drug addiction and cutting. She has chosen to use her fame to help eliminate the stigma and advocate for treatment, taking part in a campaign called "Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health" in 2015. Lovato told WomensHealthMag.com she wants women to know that "it's possible to live well, feel well, and also find happiness with bipolar disorder or any other mental illness they're struggling with."

    and in fact it is not just Demi Lovato but in fact renowned psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison too suffers from it.

     

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