A 26-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

what is bipolar disorder?

1 doctor answer
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Manic depression: Psychiatric condition where subject experiences both episodes of severe depression & mania or hypomania. These episodes are frequently cyclical or seasonal. Subject often attributes depressive episodes to external causes such as unpleasant boss or feeling ill. Manic episodes can vary from being"life & soul of the party" to being extremely obnoxious & "impossible". Best treated by a psychiatrist.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
5
5 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience Psychiatry
EVALUATE: Bd is a biochemical/phisiologic illness, generally long- lasting, generally with recurrent serious depression and/or very energized, ill considered ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Bipolar disorder is a risk factor for:: Oppositional defiant disorder, Mania, Psychosis, Binge eating.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
Mania + depression: Bipolar disorder used to be called "manic depression" and this names the 2 components: depressed mood that can last weeks or months, and manic (hyper) ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
You may know that: Bipolar disorder manifests in extreme mood swings between depression and mania/hyperactivity. Some folks are more hyper and some more depressed. The ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month