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Q:  Telegraphing

ok,hello i got bipolar1 and i had something they call telegraphing.  i thought i could read peoples minds, because i heard their voices in my head, but it was just me.i dont have swings and the normal stuff that comes with bipolar.
     i am not sure i have bipolar,but i know i got something.they say its bipolar are they right or is it something else!.
      they got me on risperdal @  depakote.  they had me on zypraxa but it only calmed me, wile i heard the voices. depakote almost kills it but once in a wile sneeks trough.  what do you think i got doc.
you can e-mail me if ya like also slowing in the left temporal area maybe question of
structural lesion in that area also childhood epilepsy they recomend clinical piture with imaging studies.
  hope ya can clarify for me thanks!

Dear Mr. H' -- 
You're asking good questions.  First, learn more about bipolar I (as opposed to bipolar II).  It could be related, directly or indirectly, to your temporal lobe problem.  Both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (and some other things, drug use included, but others too) can cause voices and telegraphing as you described it.  Sometimes it's hard to tell them apart.  Try this
discussion of bipolar disorder for starters. Good luck.

Dr. Phelps

Published August, 2002


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