Hi everyone, I've been dx'ed bipolar 4 yrs now still working through it all. My Dr wants me to see someone to do my medication but I also need therapy, what kind of therapist do I see? I'm just so confused about it..
Does anyone have issues of skin picking and have problems with processing things? I'm starting to wonder if I don't have ADD too.. Is ADD part of being bipolar?
I have had chronic depression for as long as i can remember, but have recently been diagnosed as Bipolar ll. Therapy and meds together are really helpful. I go to a community mental health center in my hometown, so I can afford it. They assess you then you are assigned to a therapist that "fits". As i have gone thru this process twice in my lifetime, with other therapists in between, i truly recommend it. It is scary at first, going to therapy, but the help and relief you receive are worth it.
I forgot to mention, that yes, at times i, too, have problems processing things, and the skin picking as well. I also understand about needing to know the "why" about things. I am sorry you are going thru this, it is not easy. It kind of helps to know others experience the same or similar symptoms, but that only helps so much. I really do wish you the best.
I think the worse part is when your accused of not paying attention, don't your ever listen and doesn't your head process anything... makes you feel stupid... especially when it's from someone who says they understand you
Hi, I was diagnosed bp 2 8 years ago. My husband actually suspected it before I had any idea. His family has a long history of bp which means I have great support from him. He does tend to go overboard at times, which drives me crazy, but he's cute when he does it. My pdoc recommended therapy also when I was diagnosed, and it's been a great help. It's taken me several therapists to finally find the right one, but eventually you'll find the one that clicks with you. It does get better eventually. In fact I've had the best year since my diagnosis even with some major stressors. Hope this helps. I've also heard of people with both add and bp. My husband in fact has add and his mom had undiagnosed bp when she died. Things do get better. Take care.
My 10 yr daughter is BP and Add, she was going through the picking thing too, she has scares from it, but thankfully she has stopped. hopefully won't start up again... I looking for a therapist that also does medication management, my Dr won't do my BP meds anymore.. I have found it to be hard to have someone in my life that will take the time to even understand it and how difficult it can be and how it can interfer with your life especially if u add mixed in...
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