Could my husband be bipolar

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Skeeter_Bug
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   Posted 3/3/2008 4:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I have bipolar but have wondered for awhile if my husband could also have it but in another form.
 
1. he gets depressed allot and will lock himself in a room for sometimes days
 
2. sometimes he is very financial irrresponbile like not paying our mortgage.
 
3. he goes in these rages which are getting more frequent where he sets fires, destoys things, gets totally out of control and when he is like that i can't reach him
 
I have never seen him go into a manic espisode where he was up for days in fact he sleeps way too much 12-15 hrs
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 
 
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lakewinds
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   Posted 3/3/2008 4:14 AM (GMT -7)   
hi there,

Is there anyway you could get your husband to a therapist? Sounds like his troubles are effecting you.and him as well. If you could take him to one of your sessions maybe your therapist could dx him with one visit or at least rule out some thing. Anyway, that is what I would do if he was my husband. good luck with it I hope you can manage to get him dx'd properly.
Sincerely.,
knitwit

yana
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   Posted 3/3/2008 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
What are your symptoms when in mania phase or otherwise,if you can plz share as all of BP is different . I am trying to understand it.He sounds more like adhd.

hugs
yana

serafena
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   Posted 3/3/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Skeeter_bug,

I presume he knows you're bp. Is he open to discussing his own state of mind? You say you can't reach him when he goes into rages, that must be scary. Would he see a psychiatrist otherwise. Because just from your details I couldn't say one way or the other, and I'm no doctor anyway. You'd need a doctor to diagnose him and prescribe medications. But clearly something is wrong, and I would say that if he is willing, you need to have him evaluated.

serafena
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Skeeter_Bug
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   Posted 3/3/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
He is on meds, he takes citalapram and he has been diagnosed with ADD. I thought that add was more of a learning disabiolity. he actually gets psychotic and is a danger to himself and others.in he was arrested last week for attempting to attack someone with a tire iron. it is almost like he is two diff people almost like jekle and hyde. my bp is 100% undercontrol and i have not had an episode since feb 2006. the only episodes was then when i was convinced that he was satan. i am not bragging but very seldom even get angry anymore. my psy has me on lithium. sometimes i would like to walk away but i know somewhere in there is the sweet man i married years ago. I don't believe in divorce. I took a vow to stand by him in sickness and to me this is an illness
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 
 
God loves you whether you like it or not
 
Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Asthma, degenerative disc disease, facet disease, osteoarthritis, hypertension
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Skeeter_Bug
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   Posted 3/3/2008 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
When my bp acting up. i will stay awake for days, have tantrums and then I start hallucinating and doing weird things like my doctor (my regular gp) said i had called the clinic and was saying things like satan was in my house and was coming to get them and I also said my father in law was the antichrist and I had to save Isreal and the jewish people. I actually phoned some jewish organization and was telling them this. then i was giving them code words in hebrew which prob scared the crap out of them. My doctor told the staff if i ever do that again to get her and not getupset and she told them i was BP
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 
 
God loves you whether you like it or not
 
Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Asthma, degenerative disc disease, facet disease, osteoarthritis, hypertension
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


olivia of course
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   Posted 3/3/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Skeeter,

He may and at the same time may not be bipolar. There is no way to find this out unless he is officially diagnosed by a psychiatrist. What you are describing maybe also be symptoms of depression. I would have it checked out by a pdoc before coming to a conclusion. Please keep us updated on how things are going.

Olivia
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