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Anger Anger ANGER!!!
I have bipolar disorder and lately I have been so angry and irritable.  I got so angry the other day that I curse this girl out and when I got through I was so nauseous that I thought I was going to throw up. I don't know how to control my anger. Sometimes I just want to break someones face...!
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607502 tn?1288251140
The get some help, if you have a diagnosis then you are being medicated and have a doctor.  Anger is a common bipolar symptom and can be treated.

We all get that way, for me its mornings.  There are ways to deal with it.
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new to this site only here out of desperation, my son has been diagnosed and is now taking albilify and well buetrin m.s.--for bi-polar.. it is very hard to be on the other side of this or maybe i have it myself but i have no insurance to get treatment for me i do for my son i am not to up to date on bi polar can someone give me some ideas on how to help my son and self   thankyou
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607502 tn?1288251140
OK the first thing is to not despair - there's lots of information out there on Bipolar disorder for you to start your education with.

I guess the first questions are the easy ones - how old is your son?  Was he diagnosed by a pdoc?  

On the meds :
abilify is an atypical anti psychotic which has been proven to be effective at manix control in Mood disorders such as BP - you can read about it here at the abilify website as a starting point : http://www.abilify.com/abilify/home/index.jsp  . They also have some useful information on the disorder and how abilify works to help control moods. - it seems to have less side effects than some drugs of its type based on what I have read.

wellbutrin is an SNRI Anti Depressant - SNRI stands for Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors - this is a class of anti depressant which blocks serotonin reuptake which has been proven to manage depression - SSRI drugs can be very bad things for BP's as they can cause mixed episodes and SNRI's seem to be safer - Wellbutrin XL also has an informative website here : http://www.wellbutrin-xl.com/

As to general education on bipolar there are some excellent books to look for - first one is "The Bipolar Handbook" by Wes Burgess MD - this is an excellent book in a question and answers format.  Another is "Break the Bipolar Cycle - A Day to day guide to living with bipolar disorder" by Elizabeth Brondolo PHD and Xavier Amador PHD - this one has sections for family and checklists.

Online resources are also vast - some good ones I use are Black Dog Institute - its an Australian website but has excellent resources - http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/public/bipolardisorder/bipolardisorderexplained/index.cfm

I also like the Organisation for Bipolar Affective Disorder which is in Calgary and they have an excellend downloadable PDF book you can download free - http://www.obad.ca/book

Thats a starting point - the most important thing to remember is you are not alone, there are plenty of us here who will offer any help we can.
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Anger is a major part of my Bipolar too. Sometime I dont leave the house in fear i will kill someone. When this happens with me the Dr sends me for a Medication review. I hope this helps. Good Luck in College : )
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607502 tn?1288251140
Oh I forgot to mention - Anger is normal in bipolar's, its part of the disorder and we all suffer from it sometimes.
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Thanks for your comments. I went to my therapist and we talked about everything. Then she had me talk to my doctor who has now changed my Medicine to Lithium. I really do hate changing meds...
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