What does being bipolar mean? Is it split personality?
Question Posted Saturday August 14 2004, 5:59 am
ok i gotta ask this now..i heard someone say something bout there bf bein bipolar..what does that mean? is it like split personality?! also..my ex was really mean and called me hoe and stuff then like the day before that he was like baby i love you ill never leave ur side..is that bipolar?
[ Answer this question ] Want to answer more questions in the Relationships category? Maybe give some free advice about: Love Life? Razhie answered Friday October 15 2010, 11:50 am: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder where the person has huge high-energy, manic phases, and then also very low, depressive, low-energy phases. It’s not a split personality at all. True split personality disorders are really, really uncommon, and each personality is separate with its own memories. The personalities usually have no idea the other personalities even exist. A person who suffers from a bipolar disorder is only one personality; they are just experiencing really drastic, even dangerously drastic, highs and lows.
For most people who suffer from bipolar disorder, these different phases last for weeks, and usually months - not hours or days. So although some people joking call others bipolar, often they just mean 'moody' not that the person actually has bipolar disorder. If your exboyfriend was hot and cold one day from the next, he was moody, or a jerk, or maybe he had some other problem, but he probably wasn’t bipolar.
It’s really important to remember that bipolar disorder is a real, serious mood disorder , and you shouldn’t go around just calling people bipolar as a joke, or as an insult. It’s not nice, and it’s not accurate. [ Razhie's advice column | Ask Razhie A Question ]
AmAnDaAlLeN answered Saturday August 14 2004, 11:55 pm: Bipolar is where you are happy one moment depressed the next then sad then happy then in tears. It can be treated with prescription medicine. Next question....no that is not bipolar he is probably just a jerk. [ AmAnDaAlLeN's advice column | Ask AmAnDaAlLeN A Question ]
MummuM answered Saturday August 14 2004, 1:42 pm: Bi-polar is a mental disorder, a chemical imbalance. It makes you have extreme highs and extreme lows. So when you are happy you are very happy and when you sad you are like suicidal sad, you go from one to the other. [ MummuM's advice column | Ask MummuM A Question ]
ixsAveDxmYsELf answered Saturday August 14 2004, 1:08 pm: bipolar means that the person has mood swings. like one minute there the nicest person every, the next there a bitch. i know someone that is bipolar. and because ur ex said that dosent mean he is bipolar. most likley not.
cailoisa answered Saturday August 14 2004, 10:31 am: Bipolar is more extreme than most people think. A lot of people call their depression a bipolar disorder when it is not. People who are bipolar are usually in therapy and receiving treatment of some kind. They don't just go from being happy to sad without warning. They go from being amazingly perky, frienly, and energetic, to being incredibly depressed, sad, and dark, not wanting to talk to or see anyone.
alisonmarie answered Saturday August 14 2004, 10:18 am: Bipolar disorder is not the same as split personality disorder. You can learn a lot about bipolar disorder by typing it into any search engine - another name is 'manic depressive disorder.'
From what you've said, your ex-boyfriend is nowhere near bipolar. He's just a typical, mixed-up guy - and your relationship really wasn't that super. Anyone who calls you a ho is not crazy, but you might be approaching crazy if you allow them to call you that without dumping them afterwards.
heya answered Saturday August 14 2004, 10:15 am: There bf is DEF NOT THAT. Bipolar is when u change from SUPER SUPER HAPPY N HYPER to a depressed stage. Bipolar is also called manic depresson. If he is bipolar then he already has treatment like goin to a therapist.But if u ask him if hes bipolar and hes never heard of it then hes not. Also ur ex isnt either..he's just playin with ur mind. He's not bipolar. [ heya's advice column | Ask heya A Question ]
Untouched1 answered Saturday August 14 2004, 9:51 am: no its not bipolar its called a fucked up exboyfriend if you ask me bipolar means that they can have various mood swings like go from happy to depressed in like no time but i dont think that you exboyfriend is bipolar hes just gay
-Cass- [ Untouched1's advice column | Ask Untouched1 A Question ]
xxxxxx answered Saturday August 14 2004, 8:48 am: Being bipolar is some kind of brain disorder, I'm assuming a chemical inbalance, that should be controlled with medication. I can't give you the exact definition because I'm not really sure but I know it has something to do with split personalities, and it can get serious.
KateStar1011 answered Saturday August 14 2004, 8:27 am: Yes, bipolar is indeed split personalitys. It can get pretty dangerous too.
Anyways, about your ex. That's not nice at all. It's a great thing that you guys broke up...but did he call you a Hoe when you two were dating, or after. Because...when he said..Baby, I love you. I'll never leave your side...he was dating you wasn't he. When you two break up, the "boy" side of the relationship thinks it's "cool" to call their ex names, and starte rumors. Basically, he's being childish.
If you two were indeed dating, then he was a little bipolar and a jerk..other wise...if he said Hoe when you two broke up then he was just being a jerk, and saying lies, and call you names for no reason...or for his reason "to look good." Which, some advice for him...it doesn't do you much good in the long run to do that.
storageanddisposal answered Saturday August 14 2004, 6:17 am: There are different levels of bipolar. I was convinced that I was, but a friend went to great lengths to convince me I'm not. It's a version of depression characterized by extreme highs and lows. One moment your on cloud nine, the next you feel like you want to die. Most cases that are recognized are the extreme cases. I don't think your ex is bipolar. I think he's just weird, and felt bad for what he said. [ storageanddisposal's advice column | Ask storageanddisposal A Question ]
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