I am amazed that my symptoms of Bipolar Disorder seems so mild

Police officer that talked with me yesterday told me that I appear to be very intelligent, rational and think very clearly, that I could not be a risk to go to mental hospital, but this strange, because always plan to commit suicide by fantasies when I am depressed and that should be one red flag to go to mental hospital though.

I am a bit confused.

I have the mildest form of Bipolar Disorder.

Most of my hospital admissions were due to suicidal thoughts or self harm. When I’m more stable, I also appear normal and mild but I can get pretty sick off meds. If I don’t take meds I’d need hospital quite quickly.

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À police officer :policewoman: is not a psychiatrist.

I would leave the evaluation if you’re a mild case or not upto them.

But if you think regularly about suicide it doesn’t sound mild.

Do you take any meds that help?

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No wonder why, the medications are doing their jobs to help me.

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Be thankful it is very mild :blush:

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Thanks, but it is a serious mental illness though.

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I have bipolar 1 with psychosis, my pdoc said it was severe. Im doing pretty decent these days though.

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