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what are the different levels of bipolar disorder

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
25 years experience Psychiatry
Three: Generally there are 3 kinds: bipolar i, bipolar ii and bipolar nos. The difference depends on the symptoms of mania (severe insomnia, extreme energy, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Very good question: I hope someone can give you a good answer - or better than mine. I see it as evidence that there are problems with the concepts underpinning the diagn ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Recommend: Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Kunen
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Many: Lithium, depakote, olanzapine, which helps with severe or psychotic depression, aripiprazole, risperidone, ziprasidone, Clozapine (should be used inf ... 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.
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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Srur
41 years experience Psychiatry
Complicated answer: Most commonly, symptoms don't manifest until late teens or early twenties. Children who are diagnosed as bipolar can be very energetic, have less nee ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Good Question: The whole issue of bipolar disorder in children is controversial, mostly because what we call bipolar disorder in children tends to look different tha ... 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 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

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