Pal’s wild antics are big worry
Northern Ireland's number one agony aunt Fiona Hurley answers your problems
Dear Fiona, My friend has always been outgoing but now she’s mental and at times it’s like she’s on drugs but she’s definitely not.
She’ll go mad socialising and bring random men to our house, have sex and then despise herself so much afterwards she will be down for weeks.
Last week she went out for a quiet drink with workmates and stayed out partying for two whole days with strangers.
She also maxed out her credit card on rubbish.
She’s so up and down I think she’s losing it but I’m worried she’ll find herself in trouble if it continues.
Dear Frustrated Friend,
Strongly recommend she seeks help to investigate her wildly fluctuating moods as they’re leading her into dangerous situations.
People with an increased sexual drive resulting in extreme promiscuity may be in the manic phase of bipolar disorder.
They’ll be erratic, easily agitated, outgoing and illogical.
Feelings of guilt and shame afterwards can lead to a downturn in mood, initiating the depressive phase.
Try to be patient and persevere because whether she’s diagnosed with a mental disorder or not, she’s obviously a very troubled girl who badly needs your support right now.