I have read about this and think It describes me, should I see a doctor or therapist? I have suffered from depression and mild agoraphobia since my teenage years, I am now 26. I change from periods of feeling happy and content, to feeling suicidal. These changes can happen from one day to the next. My mood changes are extreme and can be very hard for my partner to live with. One characteristic that made me think of Borderline personality disorder is the way I react if someone close to me leaves or has to cancel plans etc. If my partner has to go away for some reason I completely break down and start assuming that he just does it because he doesn't want to be around me. If he is late to pick me up from work I get so angry for no reason. If a friend cancels plans on me I get over the top angry and then start beleiving they hate me and are trying to get away from me (when in reality they had been called into work!) I can change from raging angry to crying and sobbing within minutes. I feel like I cannot even predict my own behavior or control it. Funnily enough if somebody else is down or needs help I am right there, as the voice of reason and support. Is anybody else like this???
You sound like you are more co-dependant with some bipolar involvement.
You should start out to see a therapist and then later if you s/o would like to come in I think that would solidify your relationship. If you do nothing you will probably loos him and many friends. You are very intune with your body and this is really on your side.
You may need to see a doctor to get through with your issues.
Wishing you the best
I know exactly how you feel. I was diagnosed Bipolar NOS at first, then Bipolar NOS w/ Borderline traits because I'm not old enough to be formally diagnosed BPD. I have been in and out of the hospital for years now, multiple psychological tests and MULTIPLE medication changes. I do know that a psychiatrist (or possibly a psychologist, I'm not for sure) can order the tests outpatient. I took the MMPI a few years ago, which led to the new diagnosis. Now I have to wait 2 more months before the formal diagnosis... I have major impulse control problems (which leads to risky behaviors), terrible mood swings, SIB (which has been the hardest to deal with) and fear of abandonment (which, in my case, shows itself as a feeling of not being loved or part of something).
But like many others have said before me, don't hurry to label yourself as something before you are for sure. I mean, I'm glad(ish) for my diagnosis, because it gives me a reason for all of my symptoms, but like I said, don't hurry into it. Get in to see someone, see if he/she can test you and try therapy (DBT works WONDERS for people with BPD or similar problems) before you self-diagnose.
I wish you luck!
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