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  • Posted By: SleepMyLifeAway
  • January 12, 2009
  • 04:03 PM

I am needing support for a multitude of things. Not sure where to start. I have been dealing with depression most of my life. I can remember being depressed when I was very young. Lately along with the depression I have been feeling very guilty. Not sure why I feel guilty all of the time, but I get sick of it. I was diagnosed as BP, but I don't think that was right. Mainly I'm just depressed and have had very few periods that could be described as mania. I haven't had one for a long long time, so I don't think I have BP. I am not seeing a counselor but am on two different kinds of medication for depression. I feel like I could sleep my life away sometimes. I also have a sleep dissorder. So anyway I'm not sure what I am trying to say or ask, I just feel alone with this, and I don't know what to do.


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  • Dear fellow sleeper: I have a couple friends with bp and I think there’s a tendency for there to be more depression than mania. However, I’ve read that over time the depression episodes do tend to increase a bit in relation to the manic episodes as well. I really do think this mainly applied to bipolar 1. How frequent are your manic episodes? Perhaps it’s just clinical depression… Or perhaps it’s a dreaded not otherwise specified disorder. Not otherwise specified which is usually referred to as an N.O.S. is used to describe a disorder that cannot be identified as being within the diagnostic norms of, and meeting the criteria for, other disorders. Or you can have bipolar N.O.S., which is to say that you have a unique case of bp that can still meet basic criteria. But there are many bp nos out there and some of them are bound to be nos in a similar way. I understand how frustrating this could be; I have a disorder and I’m quite peculiar for someone with my disorder. It’s quite annoying to wonder where you fit in or worse, if there even is a designated place out there! I wish you the best of luck with this. It’s always good to remember that in some way shape or form, there are always multitudes of those who are weary and yearning for some sleep as well.
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    • January 16, 2009
    • 02:55 AM
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