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developing bipolar with hiv?

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mitch777:

--- Quote from: mecch on December 18, 2012, 05:15:22 PM ---Do you have access to psychologist or psychiatrist who can evaluate you, using professional criteria?  I think these conditions as well as these diagnosis are very technical and nuanced.

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i agree.
i am seeing a psychiatrist but have yet to bring this up.
also, i believe at the time of my original post i was probably dealing more with depression.
the correlation between hiv and bipolar does have some merit in any case and i would encourage anyone that believes that it may be an issue to seek professional help.
it was a big step for me to seek help but it has given me more stability in my daily life.

mecch:
Well by all means discuss such fears or suspicions with your therapist.  Its ok to wander into self-diagnosis but we aren't trained to understand these things. A few times I have asked my therapist about this suspected issue or that one.  Sometimes the answer is a flat out "no, not at all", and a clarification.  A few times I have nailed something as yet un-addressed, and that has been good. 

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