why do people always ask.." do you think i am bipolar" or "could this be bipolar" trust me if you had it you wouldnt have the energy or the time to be sat infront of a computer asking the world for there opinion, go to your g.p and get it checked out!!! also for questions like"if she kisses him with she catch it" errrr hello its chemical not viral!!!!!
i am bipolar and i am in the mood for ranting.....to all you people out there who ask these stupid questions, and these online tests are not diagnostic tools and once you have read 20 web pages on bipolar diorder or any other disorder im sure the tick boxes can be manipulated. feed back appreciated lol


Answers


bella
1874 days ago
I can understand your frustration. I think the average population lacks the proper understanding of mental illness in general. For some reason we get many questions like -"do you think I'm bipolar"- I don't know if it's just a fad or what. You're right, no one can diagnose themselves over the internet and the quizzes aren't really a diagnostic tool. Of course only a total idiot would think mental illness is contagous - right?

Since we're not doctors or therapists here we usually tell the person, if we sense the person is searching for a diagnosis. I hope you feel better now that you let it all out. TC :)



saneisnotme
1873 days ago
i love this answer.....especially " just a fad". i think its a case of....."OMG!!! did you hear britney spears is bipolar!!??" lets shave our heads and ask psych central if were normal lol. i do feel better and thank you for your reply ;)



Edahn
1874 days ago
Heh.

Hello. :)



lollipop
1354 days ago
hey



Sollex
1873 days ago
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saneisnotme
1873 days ago
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Francesca
1873 days ago
Hm, do you think I am bipolar?

Jk, it is probably because you make sense to them. Kudos on being understood and related to!



fierspirit
1873 days ago
Cyclothimis (if I spelled it right) would have the energy, mild bipolar...

to who ever wrote about feeling suicicdal- some epople do want to get the last hope they have and post.... we just hope it never gets to that point they DO grab a gun, so we should try to help them!!!



lollipop
1354 days ago
i agree and am with u Fierspirit



deliquesce
1872 days ago
i understand your frustration re: ppl asking for diagnoses over the internet. however, i'm a bit perturbed by the misinformation being thrown around here regarding suicide.

if someone very close to you (a best friend, a child, partner, sibling - whatever) expressed that they were feeling suicidal - would you rebuke them for "seeking attention" or being "melodramatic" and hand them a gun instead in order for them to "prove" how suicidal they in fact were?

it's a fact that most people who complete suicide have asked for help on a number of occassions, and many times those cries for help have gone unanswered. someone posting on the internet may be a last ditched attempt. if their 'subtle' cries for help have been ignored, then shouldn't we be grateful that we've been given an opportunity to hear them more directly?

ignorance about mental health issues exists everywhere, and evidently even within those afflicted by it in some way. i understand it can be frustrating to have your disorder become the latest fad, but it also disturbs me that we are willing to treat something that may a very genuine cry for help with such light hearted banter also.



bella
1872 days ago
^^^^^^^^^^^

I agree with you deliquesce and your statement about suicide. I don't know how this post which was originally about bipolar and the posters frustrations with people lack of education about it turned into a judgement about suicide. It wasn't about suicide at all. I'm a regular answerer here and I always take suicide posts seriously and try to handle them with great care and concern. I think it's very important to always pay attention to suicidal threats. My own brother committed suicide a year and 3 months ago - so I would never make lite of suicide.

I agree that we shouldn't make judgements about those who are suffering and crying out for help. Thanks for pointing that out. Bella



saneisnotme
1872 days ago
deliquesce--->

my frustration is purly on dim wits asking stupid questions that nobody could ever answer, why??? because we dont know them to say...hmmmmm yes your behaviour is slightly odd!!!

and that it feels like its "cool" to have a moment where someone sings "someone, call the doctor, got a case of the old bipolar" (by katy perry). Or does this sound like im depressed?? ahhhhh!!! Sounds like it, but you sat there typing away!

suicide was never part of this q&a however it appears to be now. If i read that here or anywhere else i would most certainly help that kind of cry, even though i do believe that alot of people mostly men will not talk about it and unfortunatly act on it with no one ever really knowing there is or was a problem. this is a fact.

Its good to know that alot of people care out there but i would like to state in caps cause i am making my point heard louder lol THIS IS ABOUT STUPID PEOPLE AND THERE STUPID QUESTIONS THAT IRRITATE -ME- NOT ABOUT SERIOUS CRYS FOR HELP e.g SUICIDE,ABUSE,LOSS etc.

Thanks for all your replys and for your support Bella lol better than me at keeping a watchfull eye ;)



Edahn
1872 days ago
It's not stupidity. It's just another type of sickness, usually self-consciousness and confusion. There's a difference.



bella
1872 days ago
Thanks for the clarification Saneisnotme - I know your post was just about your frustration over lack of understanding mental illness. I think society has improved compared to 20 yrs ago, but there's still a long way to go. I believe mental illness is JUST like any other illness - many psychological illnesses are caused by an imbalance of neuro-chemicals, so why would society treat people with these illnesses differently than your typical physical illnesses. I think some people are just lacking proper education and also compassion for people in general. Glad we could help you and take care. :)



Clyde
1870 days ago
I do think we have to be a bit careful with these answers. Some of these may minimize the feelings others have about their own feelings and issues.

While I do agree that perhaps not every question on here is with merit, we are dealing with others who may take it personal when they think you are talking about them instead of in general.

Best,

Clyde



katy07
1854 days ago
you know i'm annoyed at bipolar people(well person) i met a lovely guy who did not tell me the truth of his condition who was so materialistic of which i am not... i could not understand some of his remarks and it nearly messed me up but i am mush stronger than that...i think a great deal of his that it actually could be scarey so now i have left because i only have just found out what i was dealing with.. if he could of explainned it better ...does he not think that i could have the brains to understand more or a heart...though he nearly destroyed me.. unless he just doesn't know what he has????????????? excuse me forgive my rudeness not all people are so judgemental of others



katy07
1854 days ago
i met a guy who was lovely and intelligent though he did not tell me truly about his condition soo when he said some odd things i ws taken back and ignored them or said really Wwords to that effect) he was very materialistic of which i'm not really i like people do not judge now he has cut me off only the past few weeks i ahve looked up on the internet as i knew nothing about bipolar and all the signs are there i am really rather disppointed oin him and dipolar people not all people cannot understand or judge so why judge others that they couldn't be there for you not to trust a person is i think and feel one of the coldest things that any other person could do to another i hope he isn't suicidal but i can not go to see him because he has threatened me

this is after saying how much he was glad i was alive how mush we made a fabulous couple he has so many good qualities talented i would loved to of shared with him

any replies because i'm the one who is left very upset whilst he is in his own little world