Posted by Chris A. on May 30, 2002, at 2:01:53
In reply to Bipolar/Unipolar depression - differences?, posted by BarbaraCat on May 28, 2002, at 21:21:44
Sounds like mixed states to me. Check the DSM IV R. Those same symptoms caused my pDoc to come to a mixed state bipolar diagnosis.
> BarbaraCat Bipolar: Desperate, frantic, doom and destruction, insomnia, nightmare quality to everything, frantic pacing, hysterical anguished sobbing, hypersensitive, hyper aware of 'existential pain', being sucked into the void, horrible hopelessness. Feel abandoned, cast out and lost in a hostile universe. Scary, black images of decay and desolation. Falling apart, nerves and brain feel inflamed. Not as much somatic distress as with unipolar. Energy frenzied.
> So, wanna share? - Barbara