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Can ASD people also have bipolar?

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Tony Ramirez, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Tony Ramirez

    Tony Ramirez Christian with Asperger's Syndrome

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    This is a extension of my post about ASD having learning disability.

    I was told after going to therapy sessions that I might also have some bipolar. I take Seroquel which is helping me greatly and is a bipolar drug. Also they think that my Kakologophobia (fear of profanity) might be part bipolar as I was told.

    So I am asking since I find misleading information that you can have ASD, or you can be bipolar but is it possible to have both?
     
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  2. Major Tom

    Major Tom Searching for ground control... V.I.P Member

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    It's possible to have both..
     
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    onlything Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I believe there is another person on the forum that is also bipolar. They may answer at some point.
     
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  4. Tony Ramirez

    Tony Ramirez Christian with Asperger's Syndrome

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    So it is possible then to have both. Thanks.

    As I said I am not full bipolar but I have some traits of bipolar with autism.
     
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    Fino Alex V.I.P Member

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    Seeing as autism is a neurological difference, it's unlikely to preclude any particular mental illness. :eek:

    I'm Bipolar!

    There's no such thing as "full bipolar," people either have Bipolar disorder or they do not. ;)

    I don't understand how a fear of profanity could have anything to do with Bipolar. My only guess is that they're saying this with the presumption that your fear of profanity is really just an overreaction, an overreaction so profound because you're Bipolar. That's just a guess, but I can't think of any other reason. :confused:
     
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    Judge Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    Glad that prescription is helping you!!
     
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    Sarah S Well-Known Member

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    Bipolar is also one of the well known co morbid diagnosis to both ASD as well as ADHD

    Among the gazilion Comorbid diagnosis i have . I also have Bipolar
     
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    Bolletje Overly complicated potato V.I.P Member

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    I have Aspergers and bipolar disorder. Just a quick remark: Seroquel isn’t a “bipolar drug”. It’s an antipsychotic that can be used as a mood stabilizer in bipolar disorder, but it’s used to treat other disorders as well, such as schizophrenia and unipolar depression. It is also used off-label as a sleeping aid.

    Other than that I agree with @Fino, you can’t be partially bipolar.
     
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