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How Often Do You Have Body Dysmorphic Disorder And Depression At The Same Time
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Very common!: Anxiety and depression are located in similar areas of the brain, and these areas and brain circuits are connected. Most people who become depressed also have anxiety problems before the depression hits full strength. The same medications, known as ssris, that used for depression are also used to treat anxiety, and vice-versa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The severe depression is one of the two poles in bipolar disorder. The other end of the pole is mania or hypomania (when someone might be elated, agitated, impulsive, with high energy level & ^ productivity). A person may vacilate between depressed and manic/ hypomanic periods. They may have normal periods in between (or not). Mixed mood is also possible. ...Read more
Autism/schizophrenia: There are clinical similarities between autism and schizophrenia. According to NIH, risk genes for schizophrenia and autism conspicuously activate in the same neuronal neighborhood of the brain’s cortex, or outer mantel, during infancy. This suggests some related underlying illness processes – even though known genetic variations associated with the disorders overlap by only 5 percent. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2016/schizophrenia-autism-risk-gene-trajectories-point-to-shared-causes.shtml ...Read more
For people who are bipolar, what is it called when you feel depressed and hypomanic/manic at the same time?
Mixed Episode: A mixed state or episode is when depressive ; manic or hypomanic symptoms are experienced together. ...Read more
I have the symptoms of ADHD and of obsessive–compulsive disorder . Can they be together ? Can a pshychatrist help me fast or it needs time ?
Maybe: You should seek formal psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. See a psychiatrist in your area for accurate diagnosis in your particular case. Good luck. ...Read more
Can an increase in seroquel (quetiapine) make you irritable, anxious, cry all the time and become suicidal? I don't know what to do and time is running out
Call your MD: If you feel like you feel worse since you increased your Seroquel, (quetiapine) call your doctor ASAP. If you were my patient and you were not able to reach me until Monday, I would say, call the person who is covering for me or go to your nearest ER! You sound scared. Go to the ER now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When someone has diabetes and they cannot get the right amount of sleep they need at night. What does it do for their body?
Can bipolar people, who refuse their medication, really think they act normal all the time and think that going to a doctor is a waste of time?
Bipolar: Tough question! Please make an appointment to see a PSYCHOLOGIST as soon as you can! Please don't ignore that request from me, and let me know how things go. ...Read more
Do you know how people with body dysmorphic disorder see something that is not accurate in the mirror?
Most if not all: Most people with body dysmorphic disorder to see a distorted view of themselves in the mirror. Sometimes this can border on being psychotic. There are probably some who do not have a visual distortion of themselves in the mirror but maintain a mental self-image distortion. I cannot find any literature that addresses the exact percentages however. ...Read more
I constantly repeat the same thing to the same person multiple times through the day. I'm thought to have ADHD or asbergers. What does this mean?
If Dr told you, ask.: If it was a doctor who told you those diagnoses, you can ask for an explanation of what they mean. The basis for thinking you have either condition is your own behavior reported to the doctor. Repeating yourself can be related to other problems as well but try not to worry and feel free to ask. That's part of a doctor's job and we usually want patients to be involved and interested. ...Read more
What happens if you have aspergers, bipolar disorder, anxiety, social phobia, and add and you get pregnant? Will the child have all of these conditions as well?
Genetics aspergers: That's a lot going on for sure. No way to know but there are both genetic and environmental factors involved in all. Probably best to be sure you have good support and be proactive. Here is my take on aspergers http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more
Yes: Bipolar is a mood disorder and schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder. Schizoaffective disorder is used to describe the condition involving abnormal mood (as can be seen in bipolar disorder) and perceptual disturbances. That diagnosis requires psychosis to be present for a two week period without any mood disorder symptoms (this state cannot be due to medications or other substances). ...Read more
To the psychiatrists who still use haldol: what does do you usually use for schizoaffective disorder. It may vary but what's the average?
Haldol (haloperidol): The average dose of Haldol (haloperidol) whether it is schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder is 10 mg a day. There was a time however where doses of up to hundred milligrams a day were used. They were however found no better than 10 mg a day. Best wishes and have a happy holiday season. ...Read more
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