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How to develop realistic expectations for starting a relationship?

How do I flush out my unrealistic-due-to-mental-illness expectations for starting a relationship? (Way more after the fold.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2010 - 10 answers

Bipolar specialist in the LA area

(Asking for a friend) Any pointers to a good psychiatrist for bipolar disorder in the LA area? [more inside]
posted by Jacen Solo on Dec 23, 2009 - 4 answers

How to lose weight when meds pack on weight

I want to lose weight, but the drugs I take to manage my bipolar disease actually add weight. Do you have ideas on how I can lose weight? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 - 23 answers

Have you taken back your mentally ill partner and wish you hadn't? Or wish you had?

Do you do this? How do I escape the pattern of going back to, because I can't resist helping, my (I think) mentally ill (or unstable/intense) husband. See, he's not all bad... Do you regret going back? Do you wish you had? [more inside]
posted by Toto_tot on Nov 25, 2009 - 42 answers

Managing BiPolar Relative

Managing Bipolar Manic Episode? [more inside]
posted by bananafish on Nov 19, 2009 - 7 answers

Is it depression and am I making it worse?

Every night that he comes home and winds up browsing the internet for hours, I feel like I'm going to scream. Am I a nagging worrywort, is my boyfriend mildly depressed, or both? And what's the best way to work on it? [more inside]
posted by brisquette on Nov 17, 2009 - 39 answers

How do I know whether I'm depressed, or if it's birth control?

I've started hormonal birth control (Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo) for the first time, and am currently on my third day. I've heard/read of the accompanying depression and mood swings. When can I expect side effects, so that I can assess myself and decide whether or not to continue with the pill? What sort of red flags should I look out for, in case I don't realize I'm being depressive, mood-swingy, or sans sex drive? [more inside]
posted by Xere on Oct 21, 2009 - 21 answers

Help me deal with my mentally ill father, who I still need to talk to.

How should I go about handling my (very) mentally ill father who goes through (primarily) emotionally/psychologically abusive phases with anyone he holds a relationship with? Completely cutting off contact is probably not a solution for a few reasons. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2009 - 23 answers

I need insurance. They won't give it to me.

Insurance filter: I am quitting my job, and the insurance goes with it. As someone who frequently gets turned down for insurance, what do i do? [more inside]
posted by unlucky.lisp on Sep 16, 2009 - 11 answers

Trying to adopt with a psychiatric diagnosis

Is it possible to adopt a child when a spouse has bipolar disorder? [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Aug 27, 2009 - 10 answers

How do I find the motivation to leave the house?

Long-term cabin fever, please help me get out of the house. [more inside]
posted by Danila on Jul 31, 2009 - 17 answers

We will break up again. But I want to be happy and there are some things I need to do. Advice?

Relationshipfilter: When we're together, I couldn't be more happy. When the inevitable breakups come, I feel so empty and no amount of time makes me feel as whole as when I'm with him. I know it won't last, but I'd take the pain of him leaving again just to have a couple months of happiness. Advice? [more inside]
posted by pyrom on Jul 3, 2009 - 42 answers

How will getting treated for bipolar affect my job?

What are the repercussions of seeking treatment for bipolar disorder on my employability? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2009 - 10 answers

I've been slowly regaining my sanity, how have you been?

How I move on from my past and accept the new me? I've spent the last 2.5 years rebuilding my life and getting treatment for bipolar disorder. While I was in law school, I swung from "normal," to full blown mania, and then crippling depression. How do I deal with seeing people who last knew me as crazy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2009 - 17 answers

Also, my hairy legs mean that I have "failed at being a woman."

How do you deal with a crazy person's total hostility? [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on Apr 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Is there any recourse if you are fired for conduct due to disability?

Fired for misconduct (threats of violence) related to disability. Is there any recourse? [more inside]
posted by Danila on Apr 1, 2009 - 16 answers

A cheap replacement for Seroquel?

PsychMedFilter: A cheap replacement for Seroquel? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2009 - 18 answers

When's the right time to tell a date you're crazy?

When do I tell prospective romantic partners that I'm bipolar? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2009 - 35 answers

What is wrong with me?

What is wrong with me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2009 - 31 answers

RelationshipFilter: How do I convince her I'm not scared?

RelationshipFilter: How can I convince this girl that her issues don't scare me and I really do want to be with her? Rambling details and soul-baring inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2009 - 48 answers

Dating a "seperating" co-worker? WTF?

RelationshipFilter & BizarreSituationFilter: Turns out this Co-worker I have been flirting with seems to like me BUT is going through a separation (thinking about divorce). She is in a delicate situation and I have no experience with this level of (possible) relationship. Should I proceed? How? THERE IS MUCH MORE. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Nov 12, 2008 - 28 answers

Should I look her up and contact her after all this time?

I've been out of contact with a certain friend for about five years now. She'd been dealing with bipolar (and relationship) issues for a while before then, but I'd never witnessed any signs myself. On a lark I recently decided to see if she was in the customer database at work, and she was, but I didn't open the profile. I've worried about her from time to time, but while it's tempting, I don't feel like I should look up her contact info that way. Is there any circumstance under which I could or should? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2008 - 13 answers

Can I get Health Insurance that covers the other stuff but not my Bipolar?

So, lets tackle this from a different angle: I have bipolar, I want health insurance, but I don't care if it covers nothing about my bipolar (Meds, Psychiatrist, Therapist or, god forbid: In-patient hospital care). Is this possible/affordable? Where do I go? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Sep 1, 2008 - 3 answers

How can a bipolar person stop worrying and learn to love the bomb?

Bipolar filter: is it normal to feel like everything's about to go wrong, and either way, how to move past it, sort yourself out, live in the present and get on with your life? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Aug 31, 2008 - 8 answers

I've got the opposite sleep problem!

Instead of not being able to get up in the mornings, I have a problem with waking up TOO early. Typically I go to sleep around midnight-1:00 am (it's when I start getting tired) but for the last 2 months or so I've been waking up anywhere between 5:00 am to 7ish, and my alarm doesn't go off until 8:15. [more inside]
posted by dithmer on Aug 14, 2008 - 19 answers

I'm cured! Now what?

I've spent the last fifteen years suffering from bipolar disorder (bipolar II with the emphasis on depression) and a sleep disorder. Four months ago I switched to a medication that turns out to be perfect for me. I feel normal. Assuming this continues, my mood disorder is essentially cured. Fifteen years of mental illness have really screwed up my life. How do I get it back? [more inside]
posted by xchmp on Jul 29, 2008 - 22 answers

Lexapro/bupropion: light at the end, or just a really long tunnel?

Without going into whole life stories/clinical history, I just want to know - does the exaggerated anxiety that appears as a side effect of Wellbutrin subside after a while? [more inside]
posted by anthom on Jul 25, 2008 - 27 answers

How do I help my father get help for mental illness?

I'm pretty sure my father is mentally ill and I need to get him into some sort of public assistance living situation. Does anyone have experience with something like that? What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2008 - 9 answers

the drugs don't work

What can we do? Kid's parents are divorced and his mom wants him to be on drugs for ADHD/bipolar disorder, but his dad is vehemently against it. He's 7. [more inside]
posted by thisisfake on Jun 10, 2008 - 33 answers

Activities for bipolar children in Seattle?

Summer programs for bipolar children in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2008 - 3 answers

To disclose or not to disclose, that is the question.

Need advice on disclosing bi-polar disorder to employer. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2008 - 8 answers

Individual Health Insurance with Bipolar? Help!

I am in the process of switching jobs. I need health insurance (likely individual health insurance) but I am Bipolar... help [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Feb 6, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me handle this complicated crush.

What to do now? I'm a single, mid-thirties female, and I have a crush. Oh, wait. It's a lot more complicated than that. I'm sorry this is so long... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2008 - 37 answers

If I tell you I'm bipolar, will that make you run away?

Mental illness/dating filter: Four years ago, I broke up with a great guy (possibly the right guy, definitely the wrong time). We've had contact maybe three times since then. Two years ago, at age 38, I was diagnosed as bipolar. Now he wants to have dinner. How much does he need to know about my illness and how do I explain it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2007 - 20 answers

Should I buy a house? This one? Now?

Should I buy a house? This one? Now? (Sticky family and personal issues involved.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2007 - 15 answers

Can't do it, not even if sober

I think I might have bipolar II. What now? [more inside]
posted by cuban link flooded jesus on Oct 8, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I handle my bipolar disorder?

How do I handle my bipolar disorder? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2007 - 20 answers

BipolarFilter: Help with bipolar manic phase.

Is it possible for my wife (with my help) to manage a possible hypomanic stage down without meds and without too much of a depression swing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2007 - 31 answers


Why do Bipolar sufferers cut themselves? [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Sep 8, 2007 - 28 answers

Bipolar husband has walked out on a friend of ours. What now?

What are the next steps for a wife who's husband has just walked out? Not-so-delicious twist: husband is mentally ill and probably going to worsen. [more inside]
posted by jquinby on Aug 27, 2007 - 19 answers

Daughter seeks escape from clingy, overbearing mother

My mother has become very clingy. I have things I want to say to her but I don't want to hurt her, as it isn't her intent to hurt me. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jul 18, 2007 - 25 answers

No, really, you can't do it all.

Wife is bipolar and in the manic part. She's taking meds and her doctor has ordered her off work for a week while she ups her meds and ordered her to quit several activities which she enjoyed doing, though they stressed her. She's getting depressed and unfocused. How can I help her? [more inside]
posted by MichaelKnight on Jul 11, 2007 - 12 answers

Carbamazepine/Tegretol for bipolar disorder?

What should I expect when taking Carbamazepine/Tegretol for bipolar disorder? Should I expect it to do something clear in regard to the depression? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2007 - 3 answers

I'm Bipolar and Disorganized -- Please Help

I'm trying to get my life organized. As I've mentioned here before , I'm also bipolar. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by SteveTheRed on May 16, 2007 - 10 answers

My head's not been shrunk well!

Can someone recommend a good psychiatrist in the north suburbs of Chicago? Someone near my job in Libertyville with a good understanding of bipolar disorder would be ideal. I'm just not getting along with my current doctor. Email's in my profile if you'd rather respond privately. Thanks.
posted by jammer on Apr 20, 2007 - 1 answer

Job advice needed

I'm bipolar, have a criminal record and need a job. Got any advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2007 - 25 answers

What can I do about my unbalanced mother?

PsychologyFilter: Help me. My mother's fantasy is escalating and becoming more dangerous. [more inside]
posted by SinisterPurpose on Jan 24, 2007 - 24 answers

Nag nag nag

How do I stop myself from being overly critical of everything I do??? [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Jan 21, 2007 - 9 answers

Self-diagnosed bipolar

My kid brother thinks he's bipolar [more inside]
posted by chickaboo on Dec 4, 2006 - 32 answers

Help a guy with bipolar get back into work

How can I best cope with getting back to work after an extended break due to bipolar/ depression, and how can I best explain my condition to potential employers? [more inside]
posted by AuroraSky on Dec 4, 2006 - 6 answers

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