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A 20-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing mania and bipolar disorder (manic depression).

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Mania: I am not sure what your question is. However, if you are experiencing uncontrolled mania, it is very important for you to see your psychotropic medication provider as soon as possible. It is very important that this come under control.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about the difference between manic depression and bipolar disorder?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Manic Depression is: An older term for bipolar disorder.
A 31-year-old member asked:

For what reasons was the term manic-depression changed to bipolar disorder?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Good reasons: Here is a complete answer to your question: http://bipolar.About.Com/od/definingbipolardisorder/a/manic_depression_changes_names.Htm. Manicdepression was used to describe many types of conditions, not just those falling under the bipolar spectrum disorder umbrella. It was a stigmatizing label. The diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorders are sharply defined & the term is less pejorative.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How is manic depression different from bipolar disorder?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 58 years experience
Same thing: Manic depression is the old term 4 the same illness.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

What medication is prescribed to bipolar disorder/manic depression? What are the effects of the medication? How does it make you better?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Van norman
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Many medications: Are effective. The first step is an accurate diagnosis. Next is to determine where you currently are in this phase of your condition, if you've got one. For accurately diagnosed bipolar disorder there are a range of options to stabilize mood and lift depression. Largely based on your life situation and side effects.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Can you have mania without depression in bipolar?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Yes: Mania can be the first presentation in bipolar disorder and it tends to be the predominant presentation in the early course of the disorder. Over time, depression tends to become more pronounced.
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