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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Manic depression: Psychiatric condition where subject experiences both episodes of severe depression & mania or hypomania. These episodes are frequently cyclical or sea ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience Psychiatry
EVALUATE: Bd is a biochemical/phisiologic illness, generally long- lasting, generally with recurrent serious depression and/or very energized, ill considered ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Garcia Merino
18 years experience Psychiatry
Multifactorial: Bipolar disorder is a type of mood disorder. It's origin can be multifactorial, genetics plays a big role into it, so having a family member with bip ... Read More
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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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, most patients start bipolar disorder in childhood. The earlier a child is treated, the less likely the child will continue on to have bipolar sy ... 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Multifactorial: As with many medical conditions the causes of bipolar disorder are not fully know. It is believed they are polygenetic, with multiple genes interactin ... 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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