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Krissy, you're BP II? KrissyP

Posted by mattdds on March 4, 2003, at 20:17:03

In reply to Re: First dose of Klonopin today .Is this normal? mattdds, posted by KrissyP on March 4, 2003, at 19:57:28

Krissy,

You're Bipolar II? What is that like? What symptoms do you get?

Sometimes I have trouble seeing the difference between anxious depression and bipolar II. I am most likely missing something, but when I read up on BP II, it sounded almost identical to GAD, generalized anxiety disorder. For example, difficulty sleeping, feeling "keyed up", agitation, irritation, depression, etc. How does a psychiatrist do a differential diagnosis of the two disorders. Just curious.

When you get hypomania, do you go on spending sprees or have grandiose thoughts, or anything like regular mania? Or is it just elevated mood.

Anyway, I'm really curious to hear from someone who has BP II. To me, it seems like quite a different disorder than classic bipolar.

I would wager that I could get a BP II diagnosis if I had the right pdoc. I have a lot of the same symptoms that BP II's have, but my diagnosis is GAD / panic disorder / depression (which comes from the GAD / panic attacks.

Please fill me in!

Thanks,

Matt


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