Top
20
Doctor insights on: Adhd Or Bipolar 2

Share
1

1
How is insight in bipolar disorder 2 ( hypomania )?

How is insight in bipolar disorder 2 ( hypomania )?

Not sure: Not sure what you're asking. Try to reword your answer, so we can help. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Donald Jacobson
780 doctors shared insights

Manic Depressive Disorder (Definition)

Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more


2

2
How are bipolar disorder and bipolar 2 disorder different?

How are bipolar disorder and bipolar 2 disorder different?

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. ...Read more

3

3
How are bipolar 2 and bipolar depression different?

How are bipolar 2 and bipolar depression different?

Episode vs type: Bipolar 2 is the disease, often with hypomanic or mixed episodes rather than frank manic episodes. "bipolar depression" is simply a depressive episode for someone who has bipolar i or bipolar ii disease. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
Is topomax used for bipolar 2 or depression?

Sometimes: Topamax (topiramate) is one of the medications psychiatrists have used off-label (not fda approved) for bipolar and depression but it is not very effective by itself. It can help reduce anxiety and weight gain caused by other meds. I would not recommend it by itself for those problems. It can be useful for migraines, alcohol cravings and sleep. Too much can impair concentration therefore nicknamed "dopamax". ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Does seroquel (quetiapine) treat type 1 and 2 bipolar disorder? I have severe depressive moods

Does seroquel (quetiapine) treat type 1 and 2 bipolar disorder? I have severe depressive moods

Bipolar Disorder: I feel empathy for your severe depressive moods Please see a Psychiatrist to determine whether you have bipolar disorder your type of bipolar, and the best bipolar treatment for you Seroquel treats both bipolar depression and bipolar mania. Have frequent psychotherapy to improve feelings of sadness, hopelessness, despair, resolve conflicts, for self-esteem and coping skills to deal with stressors ...Read more

6

6
How long does it take to diagnose someone with bipolar disorder &/or borderline personality disorder? R these mental illnesses or personality traits?

How long does it take to diagnose someone with bipolar disorder &/or borderline personality disorder? R these mental illnesses or personality traits?

Variable: It may take several sessions of history-gathering and observing to make diagnoses of this type -- but symptoms & mental status signs may be clear from the start. Borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder are both mental illnesses, not just personality traits. Both may be present in the same person. Borderline pd often has more intense symptoms in intimate relationships than others. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
7

7
Is topomax used for mania or depression associated with bipolar disorder?

Is topomax used for mania or depression associated with bipolar disorder?

4 VERY mild Bipolar: Topomax (topiramate) is a very mild mood stabilizer, which for most people is not strong/effective enough to treat mania or depression itself, but it can decrease mild mood swings, irritability, and excessive hunger/binge urges. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Is manic depression the same as bein borderline bipolar or bein bipolar?

Is manic depression the same as bein borderline  bipolar or bein bipolar?

Manic depression: "manic depressive" illness is an older term for bipolar disorder. "borderline" is a type of personality disorder -- very different problem although affective instability may be part of both. The drivers for each are different, borderline pd generally going "off" when fears of abandonment are triggered. Bipolar (manic depressive) d/o doesn't require that for a manic or depressive episode. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
9

9
My psychiatrists differ in diagnoses: bipolar II with gen. Anx disorder, ptsd plus panic - or plain vanilla depression only. Who do I believe?

My psychiatrists differ in diagnoses: bipolar II with gen. Anx disorder, ptsd plus panic - or plain vanilla depression only. Who do I believe?

Collaboration: Collaboration between providers who render care to the same patients is important for the safe practice of medicine. Ensure that your physicians/ providers have releases to discuss your case. Cement this with a verbal request that they discuss your diagnosis & your treatment plan. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
Impulsive behaviour is bipolar or is ADHD usually?

Impulsive behaviour is bipolar or is ADHD usually?

Either or neither: Impulsvie behavior by itself is indicative of neither.Severerity of problem, length of symptoms and other coexisting factors will contribute to the underlhying diagnosis.If symptoms are severe seek professional help. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Can teens under 18 be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder?

Can teens under 18 be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder?

Yes,: If the behaviors have been present, persistent and pervasive for at least a year. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
How are bipolar 1 and bipolar 2 different?

How are bipolar 1 and bipolar 2 different?

Agree with Dr. Ali.: In addition to the information dr ali provided - i sometime think about it in terms of how disruptive an episode was. If the person's behavior got them into a psychiatric ward ; or into jail - that is the type of intensity of symptoms that could accompany bipolar i disorder. Bipolar i is like a tv going full blast w noise. Bipolar ii would be a tv on mute or at least quietly. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
13

13
I'm affective bipolar, being for 2 months with lithium, hypothyroidism, and had 2 depressive episode. Now added valproate, is concerned if that's ok?

I'm affective bipolar, being for 2 months with lithium, hypothyroidism, and had 2 depressive episode. Now added valproate, is concerned if that's ok?

Should be OK: Lithium and valproate are often given together. There is no significant interactions. You may want to keep a close watch on your thyroid function. Thanks. ...Read more

Dr. QH TRAN Dr. TRAN
4 doctors agreed:
14

14
Can someone who has a manic depressive illness such as bipolar disorder apply for disability benefits?

Dr. QH TRAN Dr. TRAN
4 doctors agreed:
Can someone who has a manic depressive illness such as bipolar disorder apply for disability benefits?

Depends: On the severity of the illness, most patients with bipolar disorders function well without needing disability benefits. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
2 doctors agreed:
15

15
Do anxiety and bipolar disorder fall under the schizophrenia spectrum disorders?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
2 doctors agreed:

Schiz.: Nope. Bipolar is a mood disorder. Schizophrenia is a thought disorder. Refer to my previous responses on these topics. ...Read more

16

16
Can mental illness's such as bi-polar disorder, ADHD and borderline personality disorder cause a person to burnout faster than others?

Can mental illness's such as bi-polar disorder, ADHD and borderline personality disorder cause a person to burnout faster than others?

If untreated...: All mental health problems can cause a person to "burn out" faster if gone untreated, especially those you listed. The above mental health problems have symptoms realted to hyperactivity and mood libility, which cause other problems such as fatigue etc (aka, burn out). I suggest one seeks proper mental health treatment for any and all mental health problems. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
How often do you have bipolar disorder along with oppositional defiant disorder?

Not Common: Many of the difficulties associated with oppositional defiant disorder could be seen in a child with bipolar disorder. So, if a child truly has bipolar disorder, it will be best to explain the defiance and temper outbursts as part of the bipolar disorder, as opposed to using a separate diagnosis. When possible, it is always best to try to explain things with as few diagnoses as possible. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
4 doctors agreed:
18
19

19
I got a diagnoses of dsm axis 2 personality disorder with features of narcissistic, borderline, ocd, dependent and histrionic. Why such a loose defini?

I got a diagnoses of dsm axis 2 personality disorder with features of narcissistic, borderline, ocd, dependent and histrionic. Why such a loose defini?

"Features" only: Key word here is "features" of various personality types. The interviewer noted that you have a fixed pattern of relating to the world and others no matter what the situation (personality disorder). This apparently includes features found in several personality disorders but no definitive one stood out. Firmer delineation may come over time, but characteristics of these disorders may overlap. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Carla Enriquez
1,181 doctors shared insights

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A brain disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
1,774 doctors shared insights

Bipolar Disorder (Definition)

Also known as manic depressive illness, this brain disorder causes dramatic shifts in mood, ...Read more