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worried dh might have bi-polar

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dirtyglass Fri 26-Sep-08 14:21:39

DH seems to have really extreme/odd moodswings. This morning he was informed that he may lose his job. I found him crying in the bedroom as if the world had ended saying we would loose the house, everything was ruined, our lives were over etc...An hour or so later he was jumping about saying how great life was, how lucky we were to be fit and healthy and didn't I ever look foward to seeing what the future had in store.

It was the same a few months ago, our holiday was cancelled and we lost £2000. He was sat on the sofa with his head in his hands saying how he was so depressed with nothing ever going right that he wondered what the point in anything was anymore and sometimes he thought he'd be better off out of it altogether sad an hour or so later he wanted to show me a spider in the garden and started going on about how wonderful the world was, how brilliant this spider was just running around care free and didn't I feel excited by just being alive to experience it all.

I know this probably sounds ridiculous and some may think I'm making it up but I am starting to worry, it seems to be getting more extreme.

cathcat Fri 26-Sep-08 15:02:32

I can see why you are worried, those extremes of mood swings do seem quite marked. I suppose you could talk to your doctor and see what they advise? Are there stable times inbetween the examples you gave?
I don't know much about this, hope someone else can give good advice soon.

mollythetortoise Fri 26-Sep-08 15:05:57

sounds abit like my brother.. he talks like that sometimes.. it might be worth getting him to talk to his GP

GordonTheGardenGnome Fri 26-Sep-08 15:09:44

Absolutely could be bipolar from your description. Particularly the spider bit- my Dad used to be obsessed with how 'amazing' colours and nature were when high. Like a child almost in his boundless enthusiasm.

The GP is your first port of call of course.

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