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acupuncture and bipolar disorder

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
38 years experience Psychiatry
History: No lab or radiologic test, nor physical exam, can test for bipolar. Perhaps one day as there are strong indications it is a brain condition with a gen ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar: Moods swing to extremes, between episodes of depression lasting around few weeks & phases of mania lasting few weeks each. Milder forms are called bip ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Genetics: Bipolar disorder has been found to have some hereditary basis. This doesn't mean that there is a 100% chance that the offsoring of someone with bipola ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
Treating bipolar : Successful management of bipolar disorder involved medication as indicated, avoiding alcohol and substance use, good sleep habits, and regular exercis ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Keener
15 years experience Child Psychiatry
Clinical exam: Although in the future we may have blood tests or functional MRI scans that can diagnose the disorder, for now the only way to diagnose bipolar is to ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar disorder : That cannot be classified into any of the mood disorder categories of dsm-v, but which clearly has manic components as necessary for the diagnosis and ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar: Manic depression is treated with psychotherapy & medications.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
See below: To diagnose someone with bipolar disorder, the person should undergo a thorough evaluation, past history, behaviors, etc. The evaluation is usually do ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Manic dep.: Manic phases of elation and heightened energy with less need for sleep, alternating with episodes of depression with lack of energy, sadness & changes ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Many: Several and might include depression, mood swings, and mania. Online questionnaires are available for the public. Check the mood disorder questionn ... Read More
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