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Dr. Alfredo Soto
25 years experience in Psychiatry
No: There is no evidence that bipolar disorder comes from attachment difficulties. It is generally a genetic illness.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Mental Illness: Be gentle but firm and keep yourself as healthy as possible no matter what the other person does. Please look into the National Alliance for the Ment ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Srur
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Complicated answer: Most commonly, symptoms don't manifest until late teens or early twenties. Children who are diagnosed as bipolar can be very energetic, have less nee ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Good Question: The whole issue of bipolar disorder in children is controversial, mostly because what we call bipolar disorder in children tends to look different tha ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
17 years experience in 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Many people have one or more parents with mental health disorders. Off spring may grow up with no mental health problems or they may develop the same ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Saccomando
19 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Schizoaffective disorder is similar to schizophrenia. In schizoaffective disorder, though, there are also times when there is mania and/or depression ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Recommend: Working with a child psychiatrist. Psychiatric medications are often required. Individual therapy (ie. Cognitive behavioratherapy or psychotherapy) a ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Theoretically yes,: but unlikely. The symptom most likely, most common to these four is anxiety, so start there. Go to a clinician and answer a lot of questions about ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Bipolar vs Borderlin: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder consisting of both depressive episodes and manic or hypomanic ones. People with bipolar disorder often have norma ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Dx.: I would say no to that. However, the diagnosis is often missed especially for bipolar ii disorder or bipolar disorder not otherwise specified. It can ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
37 years experience in Psychiatry
Mania: Patients with bipolar 11 disorder do not have full blown mania. They have symptoms that resemble mania but do not reach the threshold for mania.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience in Clinical Psychology
All at once or: All at once, or one at a time? Those are 3 major disorders and there are many types of each of them. So the answer is yes, and no. It depends on which ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
43 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Schizophrenia &: Bipolar disorder are completely different disorders. Bipolar is a mood disorder with periods of depression & mania (excessive exuberance & unproducti ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
It's not.: Antisocial personality disorder is an adult diagnosis. Prior to that, in childhood and adolescence, the diagnosis would be conduct disorder.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristine Gerwell
40 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Seek counseling.: If your child has these issues you should seek counseling to determine the best, most effective ways to work with them and set appropriate limits. Wor ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Contrast: The 2 disorders are very different, although both someone dissociating and someone with schizophrenia may appear "far away" to a casual observer. One ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
ODD: It is a behavioral disorder classified under the psychiatric diagnoses.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Different things: They are different things, but it is possible to have both. Both personality disorders may be characterized by recklessness, impulsivity, and manipul ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience in Child Psychiatry
No - Different: Bipolar disoder and bpd share some common characteristics, primarily problems with unpredictable mood swings. However, bpd is primarily a problem in t ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Terminology: There are a number of conditions that fall under the spectrum of bipolar disorder. Essentially, bipolar disorder encompasses periods of low energy, lo ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Adults fear it too.: Fear of abandonment is, if we're honest, wide spread. Panic and terrible reactive behaviors are, fortunately, rare and might be seen in bpd. I think t ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennings Godsy
15 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: These two personality disorders actually have some similarities and fall under the same group called cluster b personality disorders.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: That is like asking which flavor is better chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry. There are degrees of severity for each of the conditions you mention. ... Read More
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