Question: Can Aspergers be misdiagnosed as bipolar?

Thats because bipolar disorder and autism share several common symptoms and behaviors. Some autistic people may be mistakenly diagnosed as bipolar when their symptoms are really the result of autistic behaviors.

Can you have Aspergers and bipolar?

This cycle can range from mania to anxiety to depression and can include bouts of rage or violence. Much has been studied regarding the link between bipolar disorder and Aspergers syndrome, which have very similar symptoms (one can also be diagnosed with both).

Is Aspergers a psychiatric diagnosis?

Aspergers Disorder was added to the American Psychiatric Associations Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) in 1994 as a separate disorder from autism. However, there are still many professionals who consider Aspergers Disorder a less severe form of autism.

What should you not say to someone with bipolar?

9 Things Not to Say to Someone Who Has Bipolar DisorderYoure Just Overreacting AgainAnything That Doesnt Kill You Makes You StrongerEverybody Has Mood Swings SometimesEveryone Is a Little Bipolar SometimesYou Are PsychoYoure Acting Like a ManiacI Wish I Was Manic so I Could Get Things Done

Why do bipolar push partner away?

A bipolar person may avoid relationships because they dont feel good enough for other people. Sometimes these feelings come on quickly and cause those with mental health conditions to push away others in existing relationships. This can lead to social isolation.

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