Symptoms

ADHD/ADD & Bipolar

hdwoman Community Member October 27, 2012
  • This should also be added to ADHD/ADD symptoms:  bipolar illness.  I know adults & children with both.  Kids that are diagnosed incorrectly as ADHD & later to be found to have bipolar.  Bipolar can mimick many illnesses.

     

    I have researched bipolar extensively & belong to a support group.  I have bipolar type 2 (treated).

     

    It took over 20 years of me being misdiagnosed with unipolar depression only.  As I got older, the depressive episodes became longer & deeper.  I used to have hypomanic episodes that caused a lot of problems in my life.  I wish I could've been diagnosed sooner!!

     

    I hope this helps someone else.

     

3 Comments
  • Eileen Bailey
    Health Guide
    Nov. 02, 2012

    Thanks so much for sharing this. You are right, there are many people with both ADHD and bipolar and there are also those that may have been misdiagnosed with depression or ADHD but later found out it wasd bipolar disorder.

     

    We have shared information on bipolar on the site:

     

    ADHd and Bipolar Disorder

    ADHD vs. Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar Disorder

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    RHMLucky777

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    Thanks so much for sharing this. You are right, there are many people with both ADHD and bipolar and there are also those that may have been misdiagnosed with depression or ADHD but later found out it wasd bipolar disorder.

     

    We have shared information on bipolar on the site:

     

    ADHd and Bipolar Disorder

    ADHD vs. Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar Disorder

     

    Eileen

    • hdwoman
      Nov. 02, 2012

      If this helps just ONE person, it will be a blessing!

    • hdwoman
      Nov. 02, 2012

      There's just one bipolar symptom you didn't mention & it's also huge:  hypersexuality.  No one wants to talk about it, but it's real & serious!

       

      For more info, go to bphope.com.  The quarterly mag is also EXCELLENT, with cutting edge research from the world over & first person stories.

       

      Pam