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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Manic depressive: Psychotherapy & medication management, depending on type.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Momen El Nesr
38 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Varies: Varies from hours to months.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Manic Depressive: That is a good question and one that you should discuss with your doctor before going off of your medication. Usually we do not grow out of manic-depr ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Aka Bipolar disorder: Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Manic depressive: This is an older term for what is now called bipolar disorder -- a mood disorder where a person experiences both depression and manic or hypomanic epi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Momen El Nesr
38 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes It can: Yes it can.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience in Psychiatry
No "cure": Unfortunately, never. You can be stabilized on medications or even without medications you may go for long periods of time with no significant episode ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Momen El Nesr
38 years experience in Addiction Medicine
If you suffer: If you suffer and have impairment of your functions, you will be better to become plain like everybody else.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience in psychiatry
Can vary: An untreated manic episode can last anywhere from a few weeks to even months. If the person has rapid cycling bipolar, their mood can cycle several t ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Medications plus: Bipolar disorder almost always requires treatment with so-called mood stabilizers, of which there are several classes--lithium anticonvulsants, and an ... Read More
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