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Diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. Is it a treatable medical condition?

yes, i was dxed with bipolar in 1994 when my brother was murdered, i was working as an emt 3 24 hr shifts a week and going to nursing classes in the 2 alternate days and when my brother died and my brand new husband walked away after 5 weeks of marriage cause i wasnt processing my brothers death in a timely manner i went a little crazy i stopped eating drank tons of flavored coffees(1994) they were just coming out and they dxed me with bipolar well meds NEVERRRRRRR changed me i was weird uptight on them and 2-3 yrs ago i just stopped taking them and iv never been more stable and happy..can bipolar go away or maybe i was just mislabled because the dr thought working 72 hrs and going to school was only for manic ppl when all my fellow workers were doing the same and they wernt bipolar?
Asked On : Wed, 27 Jun 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
there is definite course of treatment for BPD.Its an episodic illness with episodes of elevated mood and/or followed by depressed moood.your illness might hav been misdiagnosed.I suggest to u take a second opinion with any other psychiatrist.
Answered: Tue, 28 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Sourav Ganguly's  Response

Thanks for your query.
BPD is an episodic illness with episodes of elevated and depressed mood.

There are specific treatment available for bipolar disorder.Please consult a second psychiatrist for opinion.

Best wishes.
Answered: Thu, 30 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Anand Sekar's  Response
There is a possibility that your problem has been overlooked and misdiagnosed.But bipolar disorder is episodic.only during the episodes they will have problems.In between episodes they will be completely normal that it would be hard to believe whether they had any problem.
Answered: Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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