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Bipolar I disorder

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Many: This is a very complex disorder that is treated with a very broad array of meds.I am "old school" and often use lithium as the basis and add atypical' ... Read More
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Dr. John Moranville
36 years experience Psychiatry
Mood stabilizer: Lithium, depakote, trileptal, and tegretol are classic mood stabilizers. Atypical antipsychotics seroquel and Abilify (aripiprazole) may also be used. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar 1: Is a mood disorder characterized by at least 1 manic or mixed episode, with history of 1 or more major depressive episode. It is a type of manic depre ... Read More
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
32 years experience Clinical Psychology
Mood Disorder: Bipolar i disorder, classically and historically referred to as manic-depression. It is characterized by a manic episode of certain duration accompan ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Berry
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Bipolar: Bipolar I and bipolar II, In the first, manic phases are more severe, and in the second, depressive phases are more severe. There is also cyclothymia ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
29 years experience Psychiatry
Clinical Diagnosis: There's no test that diagnoses your condition. The key to diagnosis is a good psychiatric evaluation that considers all possible explanations for your ... Read More
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Tests? no Help? yes!: Have you been diagnosed? Mostly, this fairly rare diagnosis is made by listening to the persons description. Talk with the doctor about how they came ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Berry
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Eval: Schizoaffective DO and/or bipolar DO can be evaluated for by a seasoned psychiatrist. There's no real testing involved.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Awan
Specializes in Psychiatry
Possibly: Bipolar disorder runs in families but there is no need to worry because it is not one hundred percent. You have to make sure that the person is aware ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Momen El Nesr
39 years experience Addiction Medicine
Safe: Common and safe treatment.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Wetzel
Specializes in Psychiatry
Monitor Carefully: Stimulants like Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can be very helpful in patients with mood disorders and ADHD, but they can also be highly variable in their ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eugenia Steingold
21 years experience Clinical Psychology
Sodium channels: All of the anticonvulsants routinely used to treat bipolar disorder are blockers of voltage-gated sodium channels, affecting the brain's glutamate sys ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Absolutely: Using stimulants in people with Bipolar Disorder requires extra care and monitoring. Sudden changes starting or stopping can make moods swing wildly i ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
55 years experience Psychiatry
Mood Disorder: It is possible that you have Mood Disorder. Do not think a lot about symptoms of Bipolar Disorder. Focus on your Good Functioning in your daily life. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar is a mood : Disorder in which the person experiences up's ; downs of mood and energy level. Mania or hypomania: 1 may show aggression, agitation, v judgment ; im ... Read More
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