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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Saccomando
19 years experience Psychiatry
No: Schizoaffective disorder is similar to schizophrenia. In schizoaffective disorder, though, there are also times when there is mania and/or depression ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Many people have one or more parents with mental health disorders. Off spring may grow up with no mental health problems or they may develop the same ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Contrast: The 2 disorders are very different, although both someone dissociating and someone with schizophrenia may appear "far away" to a casual observer. One ... Read More
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 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Manic-depression is a descriptive term for bipolar disorder.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
All at once or: All at once, or one at a time? Those are 3 major disorders and there are many types of each of them. So the answer is yes, and no. It depends on which ... 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 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Schizoaffective: It belongs to the schizophrenia spectrum disorders & other psychotic disorders, according to our upcoming diagnostic manual for mental illnesses.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
43 years experience Clinical Psychology
Schizophrenia &: Bipolar disorder are completely different disorders. Bipolar is a mood disorder with periods of depression & mania (excessive exuberance & unproducti ... Read More
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.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
More symptoms: For a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, one needs to have symptoms consistent with schizophrenia at one point as well as bipolar disorder at a di ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Lamictal is an excellent mood stabilizer which I use frequently. The most common limiting factor is the potential for a very serious rash which requir ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar vs Borderlin: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder consisting of both depressive episodes and manic or hypomanic ones. People with bipolar disorder often have norma ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Unlikely: Insanity is a legal term and has nothing to do with any specific psychiatric disorder.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Psychiatric eval: Psychiatric evaluation would be the first thing you need here, to determine the most likely diagnosis that could explain your symptoms. There are va ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Depression is a mood disorder that has dysmotivation, sadness, flat affect, disinterest in usually exciting activities (like sex, work, child rearing, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience Psychiatry
No: Unipolar refers to classical depression, it is not a commonly used term. Bipolar refers to having both ends of bipolarity i.E the depressive end as ... 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

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