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Bipolar Disorder (Children and Adolescents)

Dealing with Mood Problems Associated with Bipolar Disorder

11/29/2005

Question:

Hello, I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder and I have a problem. Sometimes agressive thoughts come to my mind, like I think of shouting in the middle of a meeting and I do my best to remove this thought. Please what is the reasons of this and what is the solution?

Answer:

Hello. Thank you for your excellent question. One of the symptoms of mania and depression is an irritable mood, which may be related to your aggressive thoughts. However, the aggressive thoughts may be associated with another condition, such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I would suggest talking to your therapist/psychiatrist to explore the causes, effects and possible ways to manage these thoughts. Hope that helps. Best wishes!

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Response by:

Nicholas   Lofthouse, PhD Nicholas Lofthouse, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University