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bipolar with schizophrenic tendencies

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar Disorder is : A mood disorder in which the person experiences high mood/ energy alternating with low mood/ energy. Schizophrenia is a thought disorder in which the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Seek psychiatric: Care. Get an accurate diagnosis. Compliance with treatment is essential. Report any medication side effects. Strictly avoid alcohol or illicit drugs. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience Psychiatry
Mood versus thoughts: Generally bipolar is a condition that primarily results in a disturbance in mood (mania or depression) - any psychotic symptoms (false beliefs, voices ... Read More
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Moods vs Thoughts: Bipolar disorder mostly affects a person's moods, whereas schizophrenia affects a person's thoughts. While it is true that those with bipolar d/o can ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There is potential: for violence but that doesn't mean it will happen. If your sister's condition is well controlled on her medications - it lessens the chances.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: That is not the case. When a person's mind is not working in a normal manner, due to a psychiatric illness like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, her ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Low: Your dad can not have both, they are mutually exclusive illnesses; sometimes people get told different diagnoses over time. A child with a parent with ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
FDA indications: Medications used to treat schizophrenia based on food and drug administration approval are ofter used for other reasons. Fda approval or "on labe ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sternberg
48 years experience Clinical Psychology
Hereditary worries: The research suggests that both are hereditary, which means that there's the probability that it is genetically transmitted. But it also depends on e ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience psychiatry
Bipolar: I cannot think of any other term that is used other than bipolar or manic-depressive.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Behaviors, not tests: A physical exam and/or lab tests may help a doctor rule out medical illness as the cause of some symptoms, but it is by observing a person and - perha ... Read More

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