Bipolar disorder also known as manic depression.
Bipolar can be treated with medications and/or therapy or counseling.
Signs and symptoms of the depressive phase of bipolar disorder include: persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, guilt, anger, isolation and/or hopelessness, disturbances in sleep and appetite, fatigue and loss of interest in usually enjoyed activities, problems concentrating, loneliness, self-loathing, apathy or indifference, depersonalization, loss of interest in sexual activity, shyness or social anxiety, irritability, chronic pain (with or without a known cause), lack of motivation, and morbid ideation.
The best thing for you to do is get professional help.
The problem is do you THINK you have it. Has a GP/psychiatrist said you have this?
The Center for Mental Health Services awards grants to statewide, family-run networks to provide support and information to families of children and adolescents with serious emotional, behavioral, or mental disorders. For more information, contact:
Donna L. Dittrich, Executive Director
470 Rue Saint Francois
Florissant, MO 63031
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which are part of the Department of Health and Human Services, investigate some complaints about treatment facilities that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding. For further information at the national level, contact:
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Internet: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Mental Health America (formerly the National Mental Health Association) maintains a referral and information center and can help you locate local chapters. These local groups have information about community services and engage in national and State level advocacy. For more information about the association, write or call:
Mental Health America Resource Center
2000 N. Beauregard Street - 6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
Internet: Mental Health America: Welcome
The National Alliance on Mental Illness maintains a helpline for information on mental illnesses and referrals to local groups. The local self-help groups have support and advocacy components and offer education and information about community services for families and individuals. For information about the Alliance's affiliates and activities in your State, contact:
1001 Southwest Boulevard, Suite E
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Missouri Coalition of
Community Mental Health Centers
915 Southwest Blvd., Suite A
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone (573) 634-4626