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Is there any way to almost definitively diagnose urself for manic deppression?

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13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 8:47:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
well i think i do. but there is an overwhelming amount of factors that i have considered.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 8:49:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Talk to someone who actually would know, someone with an objective point of view. It's difficult to diagnose yourself because you're not objective. I would definitely say you should see a doctor or a therapist.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 8:50:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
i would definately see a doctor, because no matter what, if you need some help with it, they will have to be the ones who diagnose you, anyway.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 8:52:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
I woudn't say so. You might f*ck yourself up. :/
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 8:52:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
You may believe you're experiencing symptoms of manic-depression, but only a professional can give you a definitive diagnosis.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 8:53:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've been like this since middle school. I even think i had one year feeling 'untouchable'. it may sound odd, but thats how i felt.
anyway i've been pondering this for sometime. especially since my dad's side has a history of mental disorders of this kind, and im sure my dad has it too. but he has no meds.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 8:54:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
which is why you need a doctor, and not a self diagnosis and self medication...
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 8:56:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
Go to a doctor if you're convinced. Even if you're sure, there isn't much you can do for yourself.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 8:56:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know about manic depression, but there are sites out there with free tests for depression. No online test is a substitute for a medical professional, however.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 8:57:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Self diagnosis is one of the most dangerous things to do, once you learn about disorders you start diagnosing yourself with them. My Psychology teacher warned us of this at the beginning of the year. There is no way to diagnose yourself with a mental disorder. A psychologist or a psychiatrist can because they have degrees and practice with similar cases.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 8:59:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
the other problem with attempting to diagnose and self medicate is that there are any number of medicines which have ingredients which could, in turn, make something else worse...
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 9:01:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2/7/2007 8:54:42 PM k8fearsnoart wrote:
which is why you need a doctor, and not a self diagnosis and self medication...

i know. its just.... i dont think there is a good reason.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 9:04:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
There is a good reason to see a doctor? Well, first off, therapists and psychologists have gone to school where they're taught to recognize the symptoms and behaviors linked to certain mental health issues. As a 15 year old, you may have done research online or in books, but you aren't in the position to diagnose yourself or anyone else with a mental condition. If you go to someone who is trained in mental health and tell them how you're feeling, they can give you a clear answer as to why you're feeling like that. If you're unsatisfied with their answer, go see someone else until you've found someone who can explain what's going on and how to fix it.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 9:04:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2/7/2007 8:57:21 PM xnoonereally wrote:
Self diagnosis is one of the most dangerous things to do, once you learn about disorders you start diagnosing yourself with them. My Psychology teacher warned us of this at the beginning of the year. There is no way to diagnose yourself with a mental disorder. A psychologist or a psychiatrist can because they have degrees and practice with similar cases.

ur into psychology too? Thats my thing right there. thats where my heart and sould is. im gonna be a socio-psychologist.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 9:06:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, I want to either teach it at a high school or college level.

Though I have considered becoming a neuropsychologist, but that would involve some steep brain courses.

13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 9:07:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
Dealing one-on-one with people would be far too depressing for me though. I could never become a clinical psychologist.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 9:13:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
a psychiatrist? im also considering that. i love helping people. i've even tried to help one kid gain confidence, and it got to the point where he fought one of my friends right in front of me....
i've helped two others from suicidal tendencies. and right now im trying to help a good friend on here from cutting herself.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 9:21:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
*also as in im considering that or socio-psychology. it sounded like i thought you were considering it too
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 9:21:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
A Psychiatrist is a psychologist that can hand out meds, I don't think I'd consider that field just because I don't feel like going to med school.

Teaching would be a more flexible career for a women, so I might get into educational psychology and fun stuff like that. It's definitely an interesting field. I suggest taking psych courses in your high school if they offer them. (Or Sociology/Human Conscience, Biology, etc.)

13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 9:21:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
Im going to be a psychologist someday. I love to analyze people. And help them .
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 9:23:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Try watching Desperate Housewives, if you manage to make it to the end of one episode without killing yourself you don't suffer from depression.

13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 9:24:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
I must be depressed then. I cant stand that show :D
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 9:28:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2/7/2007 9:23:46 PM Tamahau wrote:
Try watching Desperate Housewives, if you manage to make it to the end of one episode without killing yourself you don't suffer from depression.

i dont want to take the risk.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 9:29:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2/7/2007 9:21:57 PM ahas9176 wrote:
Im going to be a psychologist someday. I love to analyze people. And help them .

same
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 9:32:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2/7/2007 9:21:25 PM xnoonereally wrote:
Teaching would be a more flexible career for a women, so I might get into educational psychology and fun stuff like that. It's definitely an interesting field. I suggest taking psych courses in your high school if they offer them. (Or Sociology/Human Conscience, Biology, etc.)

they do. i forgot why i havent gone yet. i guess i will when they come around next year.
what do you mean by a more flexible career? Frueds daughter has made a good name for herself. then again that name is "frueds daughter"

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