I think im mentally ill
Hey i have a huge problem. I feel as if i have 2 personalities. One is positive and one is negative. When im in my positive state i can do no wrong. I go to high school so when im in the positive personality everybody loves me. When im in the negative state im made fun of and i feel unnatractive even though ive gotten many good comments from girls about my looks the negative me still finds a way to make me feel terrible. Basically how do i get rid of this negative personality because i feel like my positive personality is missing nothing. It feels like a fight inside of me and its very painful (not physically) I feel like i have the key to success but this negative self is stopping me from using it how do i get rid of it? Am i crazy or something? because i literally feel like two different people when im in this state.
I'd suggest you take the
Bipolar Test on this website. It's just an initial screening, so should not be taken as a means of self-diagnosis. But if you test positive on the screening you should then get a professional evaluation by a mental health professional who is experienced with Bipolar Disorder. As I just commented on the last question posted - major changes in motivation, confidence and self-esteem often go along with shifting from depression to hypomania (elevated mood).
In any case, seeing a good psychotherapist could be very helpful in resolving these issues and I highly recommend that you do that.
Ben Schwarcz, MFT
Santa Rosa Psychotherapist
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