Difference in Feeling Unable to Cope and a MH Problem
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Q:  Difference in Feeling Unable to Cope and a MH Problem


is emotional , mental. and bipolar ,almost the same symptons. as it all being emotionally unable to cope. or when your heart is breaking,? then your site in which direction your life was heading getss hazy and confusing? maybe I will somehow refrase if it's hard to understand my Question. I know in my head. but it's hard to put into a question,,,

Dear Wendy -- You might be asking how you tell the difference between being really emotional over some events in your life that leave you feeling unable to cope, and as though your heart is breaking -- versus having some "mental health problem" like bipolar disorder.  The answer is "it's tricky, sometimes"; and you have to look at the pattern over years if one episode isn't clearly one or the other.   Try reading my site on bipolar II, which is the subtle version of bipolar disorder; and read the section on Normal? mentally ill? Where’s the line between them? 


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