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Re: What IS this???

Posted by TJO on July 25, 2003, at 9:27:24

In reply to What IS this???, posted by Niniveh on July 24, 2003, at 19:38:48

> Okay, I'm here to learn more about my sister-in-law's problem. Here's all I know:
> 1) Acts irrationally and hostilely toward family and either lies about it or doesn't remember it.
> 2) Was not alcoholic during "the bad old days" when everyone around her was partying like thirty-five would never arrive. However, is now alcoholic bad enough that her hubby is divorce-minded.
> 3) Seems "addicted" to Xanax. Although she's totally blotto on Xanax, she isn't innately hostile and aggresive.
> 4) Reacted to Prozac by heavy drinking and totally insane behavior. (Sounds similar to her behavour currently. She recently used foul language at a restarant in front of children, but seems to either blocked it, forgot it, or is too embarrassed to talk about it.)
> 5) Only seems normally acitve on "speed." Otherwise, she sits and smokes. She complains of hip pain, which might aggrevate lithargy.
> 6) Talks nonstop. Very emotional subjects seem to pop into her head ever few moments. She's constantly in a strong mood: mad, happy or sad.
> Anyone have a clue about her? Is this depression? Manic-depression? psychosis?
> Who should she see? GenPrac? PDoc?
> Anyone with simular problems getting relief?

Hi there,

I agree that she needs a psychiatrist. I also think she needs some help for her alcohol and Xanax problem.

Irrational and hostile behavior could be hypomania or mania, part of manic depression. How is her sleep? Does she sleep a regular 8 hours?

When she talks nonstop, does she stick to the same subject or change topics an awful lot and have a flight of ideas? Can anyone else get a word in edgewise?

I'm not a Pdoc so I'm not going to try to say what she has but I used to be irrational and hostile and talk a lot and I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. There are lots of drugs available to treat that.





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