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SmarieL posted:
I just found out that I am bi-polar depressed and I don't understand whats wrong with me
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alaska_mommy responded:
Hi SmarieL,
Were you diagnosed by your doctor with bi-polar and depression? Or how did you find out?
From what I understand depression can be caused by circumstances, destructive self-talk, toxic relationships, unresolved anger or guilt, or it can also be a chemical imbalance in the brain. I'm not sure about bi-polar since I haven't read up on it very much, but I would imagine it would be similar, it could either be something external, biological, or emotional. Are you going to be seeing a therapist about this?
 
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Thomas L Schwartz, MD responded:
Hi- can you be more specific. ? Do you not understand why you were diagnosed with this? not understand your symptoms or treatments? not understand where depression comes from? let us know and we can try to help
 
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SmarieL replied to alaska_mommy's response:
Yes I was diagnosed by a doctor in the field. I understand my depression but my bi-polar is a big part I don't understand and how they are connected.
 
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SmarieL replied to Thomas L Schwartz, MD's response:
I don't understand how they can both be a part of me..... I don't understand where or how I got like this or how I can fix myself..


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