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A 20-year-old female asked:

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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 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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Below : Below i've linked a website from the national institute of health that gives good, in-depth information about bipolar disorder. If you or someone you know are having thoughts about hurting yourself or someone else, call a doctor immediately or go to the emergency room.
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For what reasons was the term manic-depression changed to bipolar disorder?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 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.
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What are the differences between bipolar disorder and manic depression?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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The decade's DSM: About a century ago it all began and much is the same, but for boundary lines. Few use the M-D term now but otherwise the differences are hard to lock in. Some BPs only show depression, but varying sorts of elevated periods can be there and they can be just very active or irritably violent. Extremely intense episodes come close to, or are, a psychosis. Good treatment (Therapy+) really helps.

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