3 thoughts on “When Bipolar Disorder Meets Anorexia

  • March 24, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Why would you put a picture that is an obvious trigger for people with eating disorders who may read it?

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  • October 22, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Hi, I was hoping you could give me advice on distinguishing between symptoms of an eating disorder and of bipolar. I have had moodswings as far back as I remember, going from impulsive (shoplifting, internet shopping, excessive drinking) to depressed and not wanting to leave my bed, and started self harming aged 14. I don’t know if this was normal given my adolescence or whether it was symptoms of something. I developed anorexia when I was 17 and have been recieving treatment since then (I’m 21 now) and still experience some of these symptoms but have been told that my anorexia is what causes my low moods and self destructive behaviours. Is there a way to tell whether something else is going on? I’m worried I’ll appear attention seeking by claiming that something else is going on, but I just want to know whats wrong with me.
    Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

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    • October 23, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      I’m very glad to hear that you’re receiving treatment for anorexia. The only way to tell if there is another source for your symptoms is to obtain a diagnosis from a psychiatrist familiar with your case. If you are questioning a previous diagnosis I suggest finding another doctor in your area to give you a second opinion.

      I hope you find answers soon.

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