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09/30/2011 02:54 PM

Is this common?

Tracymomma
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09/30/2011 02:56 PM
sososad51
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Yeah- I am wondering that, too... b/c I want mine to end up there so badly...

09/30/2011 03:07 PM
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I think lots of BP people are unmedicated but still stay out of the hospital and it's a shame. You can really only commit us if we are a threat to ourselves or someone else, which is really sad. So many of us would be better off after some time in the hospital.

I suspect that most of us would eventually end up in the hospital if we were untreated long enough. The mood swings get more extreme, which I would think means the likelihood of a suicide attempt or at least ideation increases with age. Also, manias get more extreme and those seem to be the time that lots of bipolar people get hospitalized with psychosis.


09/30/2011 03:23 PM
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it is sad. my ex's father was untreated BP, i suspect. He hung himself at 41,

09/30/2011 04:08 PM
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09/30/2011 04:10 PM
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09/30/2011 05:17 PM
sososad51
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I wd def. say that mental illness runs in his family. Hands down.

09/30/2011 06:21 PM
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my ex's mom has bipolar too and has been hospitalized for it in the past..she is about 77 now and from what I know hasn't been hospitalized for many years from it...I assume she is on meds for it, but I'm not sure..she used to suffer bad with migraines as well like alot of them do.

09/30/2011 06:26 PM
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