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is paranoid behavior a symptom of bipolar disorder (manic depression)

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Get her help: Try and get her in to see a Psychiatrist for the beginning of a good treatment plan. Best wishes.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
How old is she?: Contact a mental health clinic & ask 4 an evaluation ASAP Let them know that you are fearful around her and that she needs to be seen on an urgen ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Get eval now.: Childhood bipolar disorder is now called disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) (with the advent of DSM 5). Strongly encourage child psychiatri ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Van norman
34 years experience Psychiatry
Many medications: Are effective. The first step is an accurate diagnosis. Next is to determine where you currently are in this phase of your condition, if you've got on ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar disorder Tx: Meds fall into classes of mood stabilizers (Lithium​/ anticonvulsants like valproic acid, divalproex or lamotrigine) & atypical antipsychotics (Qu ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello, : Hello, dr. Kardener made good points. I don't know if you have bipolar disorder. Your symptoms could be consistent with bipolar disorder but borderlin ... Read More
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Dr. Sheldon Kardener
27 years experience Psychiatry
It : It certainly sounds like a reasonable assumption that you may have bipolar disorder based on the description you provided. Of course it is important t ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
That is not quite: How it works. A person with bipolar disorder has periods of markedly ^ energy, ^ impulsivity, elated or irritable mood as well as separate periods o ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Mania: I am not sure what your question is. However, if you are experiencing uncontrolled mania, it is very important for you to see your psychotropic medic ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar: Bipolar is manic depression, both can be manic /depressed/or mixed.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Same thing: Manic depression is an older term for bipolar disorder. They describe the same illness.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
23 years experience Psychiatry
4 VERY mild Bipolar: Topomax (topiramate) is a very mild mood stabilizer, which for most people is not strong/effective enough to treat mania or depression itself, but it ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Good reasons: Here is a complete answer to your question: http://bipolar.About.Com/od/definingbipolardisorder/a/manic_depression_changes_names.Htm. Manic – depress ... Read More

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