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15 yr old, having manic, depressive moods. Can it be Bipolar ?

hello, i fear i may be bipolar, can you help me? i m a 15 year old girl and i have manic and depressive days i usually have about 1- 2 weeks of being in a depressive mood and then maybe 2 days of being in a manic mood. i don t know whether to go to the doctors about it or not? i haven t been going to school alot lately and it s worrying my mum.
Asked On : Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

You appear to be suffering from a mood disorder, probably cyclothymia or could be even bipolar disorder. You definitely need to see a doctor for this. You will need a detailed psychological assessment and further treatment. There are effective treatment options - in the form of medication or counselling / psychotherapy which will help you overcome your problems.

Wish you all the best.

- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend
Welcome to Health Care Magic

No need to fear at all.
Take you mother into confidence

You SHOULD GO TO A DOCTOR. See a Psychiatrist, as soon as possible.
Techniques of diagnosis and treatment are well advanced and established nowadays - you could almost lead a normal life. Help will not come by itself - "Ask and it will be given."

Take care
Wishing you speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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