Do you think it would be possible that I have Bipolar Disorder or Cyclothymia? Lately I have been noticing that my mood constantly change between happy, engergetic, jittery, and having a lot if fun, and depressed, tired, wanting to lay down, not wanting to talk to anyone, thinking that I am miserable and hopeless and that I am only going to be unhappy for the rest of my life. If sometimes changes within an hour, sometimes it takes a day, and sometimes it remains mainly for about 4 days with a few happy or normal short periods during it. The main reason why I am questioning wether I have it or not, is because I am not sure if it is intense enough. I will describe how I am during each mood a little better. When I am happy, I am constantly moving my legs, talking to my friends and random classmates, laughing a lot, feeling like I am going explode, even getting yelled at for talk to much, which I VERY abnormal for me. And I even start thinking I can do really well at some things and start to exaggerate more. Then when I am sad, I don't want to be around people, I want to slip into my own imaginary world, I want to cry the while time, I am very slow, do not smile often, feel very annoyed at anyone that talks to me, I think that my whole life is going to be miserable. One major thing I feel when depressed is that my life is controlled by others and that I just do whatever other people want me to, and that I will never get to relax and do what I want, and I also feel like I will never stop worrying about the things around me. I feel like I definitely have Bipolar Disorder, but I also feel as if I may be exaggerating. I think I described how I am pretty well, so I reall would appreciate it if everyone would comment on this telling me if it sounds like I have Bipolar Disorder or not. I am going to start observing my emotions and if I have enough people telling me that they think I have it, I will talk to my parents about getting evaluated. Thank you! I hope I get a lot of responses!
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