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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
43 years experience Clinical Psychology
IQ does not go up: During manic periods. In fact, decisions and actions during manic periods are often ill conceived, excessively risky and impulsive.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Mania: I agree with dr. Stewart. In mania, your thoughts are faster and your activity is higher -- but these may not be logical or reality-based. Also your ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Calming effect: Nicotine (smoking) xauses release of Dopamine and activation of GABA receptors which has a calming effect. Before trying to cut down smoking control ... Read More
Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience Psychiatry
Risk Assessment: One of the key things that happens with mania is that the part of the brain that keeps watch for risky situations is shut down. This means that you tr ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Get her to doctor: Best thing to do is to help your grandmother get medical care for these "severe manic episodes." if she already has a psychiatrist, that doctor needs ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
TREATMENT: Grandma has to want therapy and medication, and all you can really do is encourage her to seek both and engage deeply and meaningfully in the therapeu ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Severe uncontrolled: mania warrants urgent medical intervention. Please contact her psychiatrist or consider ER.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Not exactly: Depression and manic episodes can be part of the same disorder -- bipolar disorder. This is a problem with mood stability. One pole does not really ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
If a person : Has mani depression and appears to be only depressed, antidepressant can trigger manic episodes. If you or someone you know is on an antidepressant an ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience psychiatry
Bipolar: If someone is having episodes of both depression and mania, then they likely have bipolar disorder. They should be diagnosed by a mental health profe ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes to some extent: Early life trauma including child abuse and neglect does increase risk of bipolar disorder.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Be clear w/in: yourself about how much time you will spend w/friend when manic. If not, he will run your schedule and your day. You can give him 1/2 hour, for exam ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Kondilis
8 years experience Clinical Psychology
Consult: Consult with your providers, ob, psychologist, and psychiatrist. Mental health professionals can help identify, monitor and treat any changes in mood.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
34 years experience Psychiatry
SYMPTOMS: Well if your modd becomes expansive or you spend a lot of money or you cannot sleep, these may be indication of a mania or hypomania. Discuss with you ... Read More
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