How to test for bipolar depression
i m not sure how to write this, but i feel like i need to. i am not depressed, i dont feel suicidal, and i dont know if i want to be depressed.
i feel that if i dont get treatment i wont be able to manage my bipolar disorder.
i can do it with medication, and with a good support system.but for some reason, i cant do it alone.
and it isnt because of the medications i have, or my lack of education.
it is because i cant.
and that isnt to say that it doesnt hurt to ask for help.
the truth is, if i didnt ask for support, my family and friends wouldnt even know what was wrong with me. i dont think i can help myself anymore.
but i can give you a simple test that will tell you if youre in the right place.1.
Take a mental health quiz.
this test is not hard, just simple and you can read it yourself.2.
Get some friends together to help you do this.
i know it sounds crazy, but it really works.3.
Take it seriously.
the more serious you think youre, the easier it is to test your depression.4.
Keep going until you can’t do it anymore.
this is the hardest part.
and its why i didnt write this post in the first place.
i think it helps to be in a good mood.
if you feel sad or depressed, or youre worried about other things, or even just not feeling well, try taking it easy and take a short break from it. and if it does help, tell a friend.
i like to think i have a support system, but sometimes it doesnt.
i guess it is best to just stay positive.5.
Take more pills and see what happens.
if they help, youre going to get better.6.
Try a different brand of medication.
if it doesnt work, take it again.7.
Start a support group.
it can help you to start taking better care of yourself, and get help from other people who are as depressed as you are.8.
Have a better life.
i have found that having a support network makes a big difference in my life.9.
Learn more about bipolar disorder, and how it works.
some of my friends have found some help from a support organization or another website.
you can also ask your doctor or psychiatrist for a referral.
if i was to give this advice to you, i wouldnt recommend going to a psychiatrist, because that could cost you more money.10.
Try to talk to your loved ones about what youve been feeling.
they can help as well.11.
Get support from your doctor if you are not getting it. a good psychiatrist can help to understand what is going on with you, and also help you understand how to manage it better.
i find it helpful to listen to what my psychiatrist says, and to ask questions about it. 12.
If you feel depressed, take the medication i suggested.
it may help, but if you cant take it, maybe your doctor will be able help you with that.13.
Talk to your therapist about how to get help with depression.14.
Do more exercise.
if possible, try to get some distance between yourself and your environment.
if your job or school doesnt allow you to do that, get outside and go. you dont want to end up depressed.
and also try to do something relaxing that helps you focus.15.
If your life is very hard and you dont feel well, talk to a friend about something youve felt.
or talk to someone you trust.
that can help ease your anxiety and help you deal with it.16.
Go to a supportgroup.
this can be as simple as going to your local support group or even getting a support person to meet up with you.
you will probably find that youre not alone in your struggle, so you should ask someone to take you out.17.
Find someone who you can talk to about your depression, so that you dont get angry or frustrated.18.
Take the time to make a list of things you can do to get over your depression so that it is no longer a barrier to being happy.
and make a plan to do so.19.
Go back to work.
i did this with a friend, and it helped to get me to work more.20.
Stop being so negative.
if everything feels hard, maybe youre thinking too much and taking things too personally.
if that is the case, i think you can just take it easy for a little while and make the most of it. i really appreciate all the help i have gotten from people i have shared my struggles with, because ive had to take so many things personally.
i want everyone to know that i am so thankful for all the people who have been so kind, understanding, and supportive.
and i thank you for