Hello, Keroppi Hearts, You are to be congratulated on completing your
undergraduate study and receiving your Bachelor of Science in biology.
I'm glad that you've joined the Depression Forum, as well, and hope
that you will find some comfort in the help offered here and in the
knowledge that many of us have been through the experiences you
First of all, bipolar illness has a strong inheritance factor. You may
possibly have inherited the illness; certainly your symptoms are characteristic of the illness, Keroppi Hearts, but only a trained specialist can diagnose bipolar illness for you.
You need to see a psychiatrist who will listen carefully to your thoughts
and will tell you what illness you have if you ask and will prescribe the appropriate mood stabilizer if you do, in fact, have bipolar illness.
There really is no reason for you to continue to suffer the crying bouts
and the anger and frustration that you experience right now. Having
psychotherapy may get to the root of the problems you have and enable you to live more happily than you have in years.
You know, I'm sure, that bipolar illness is an inflammation of the brain
and carries with it a chemical imbalance. Aspirin will help relieve the symptoms, but the chemical imbalance needs to be restored by the appropriate mood stabilizer. Two of the newer ones are Lamictal and
Abilify, but there are many, many other medications that are appropriate for treatment.
It seems to me that, if you do have bipolar illness, it would be a shame
to let the failure to take a teaspoon of medication each day spoil an otherwise perfectly happy and successful business career and marriage.
You may not have bipolar illness; you may have depression which also may be treated successfully, so please make the effort to locate the source of your sadness and anger. It can be a blessing in your life to know how to care for yourself properly and to regain control of your life. You need to do that, you know, or someone else is likely to try to take control of your life which could make you very unhappy in a short period of time.
Please keep us posted; others will be along who will give you their
view of what is a good idea to help with your dilemma right now. We
understand your feelings, and we have compassion and a sincere desire to see you move beyond the negative feelings to the positive intellectual life you so much deserve and can enjoy.
Take care of yourself first, KeroppiHearts,
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 7/7/2011 6:15:41 PM (GMT-6)