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mirtazapine and bipolar disorder

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
38 years experience Psychiatry
History: No lab or radiologic test, nor physical exam, can test for bipolar. Perhaps one day as there are strong indications it is a brain condition with a gen ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar: Moods swing to extremes, between episodes of depression lasting around few weeks & phases of mania lasting few weeks each. Milder forms are called bip ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Genetics: Bipolar disorder has been found to have some hereditary basis. This doesn't mean that there is a 100% chance that the offsoring of someone with bipola ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
Treating bipolar : Successful management of bipolar disorder involved medication as indicated, avoiding alcohol and substance use, good sleep habits, and regular exercis ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Terminology: There are a number of conditions that fall under the spectrum of bipolar disorder. Essentially, bipolar disorder encompasses periods of low energy, lo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Srur
41 years experience Psychiatry
BPD = general term: There are several kinds of bipolar disorder. Bipolar depression is the depressed phase of the two extreme poles. All people have moods, however, nor ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Your ? Is unclear: Celexa (citalopram) shows no evidence of being effective in schizoaffective or bipolar disorder. No antidepressant is approved for either of these con ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Emotional conditions: Dysthymia is a type of depression. Adjustment disorder with anxiety is a transient for of anxiety. Mood disorder usually refers to depressio ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Mood: They are related in that they are both mood disorders. In other words, both affect emotions or moods. Treatment, however, is different in terms of med ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tabby
36 years experience Neurology
Unlikely: but major depression could cause them
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
Theoretically yes,: but unlikely. The symptom most likely, most common to these four is anxiety, so start there. Go to a clinician and answer a lot of questions about ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
46 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: Any of those drugs may be useful under certain circumstances. It's important to recognize the drug is an adjunct to the primary treatment, which is lo ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Schiz.: Nope. Bipolar is a mood disorder. Schizophrenia is a thought disorder. Refer to my previous responses on these topics.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
Dr. Jane Kang answered
20 years experience Psychiatry
Not really. : Prozac (fluoxetine) can help some symptoms that are related to borderline personality disorder - if you are feeling depressed, anxious or irritable. H ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kassoff
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not reported: Mania is not one of the reported adverse reactions for Buspar (buspirone). You may be mistaking another constellation of symptoms for mania. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
No answer: Responses are varied and dependent on each patient's specific condition.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Completely different: Effexor is directly an antidepressant, and is fda indicated for this disorder & generalized anxiety, etc. Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic, ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mood vs disorder: We all have depressive mood from time to time. I.E. -my goldfish dies and i feel sad. However a major depressive disorder is a minumum of a two week ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Antidepressants: can be used to treat OCD. Which one may work best for you is something you and your doc can work on together. See "The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
Same thing: Manic depression is the old term 4 the same illness.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
21 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: In general this combination is fine. If you are also taking an antidepressant or any other medication that could increase serotonin you could possibly ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eugene Saltzberg
48 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Depression
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is quite: individual. Each person responds differently to medications and medication combinations. It can't be exactly predicted how well you will respond to o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
37 years experience Psychiatry
Mania: Patients with bipolar 11 disorder do not have full blown mania. They have symptoms that resemble mania but do not reach the threshold for mania.

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