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I had an online test and it says i could be bi polar, how can I tell?

I had an online test and it says i could be bi polar, how can I tell?

Consider seeing a: Psychologist or a psychiatrist for a comprehensive diagnostic assessment. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Bipolar Disorder (Definition)

Also known as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that in its most severe form causes dramatic shifts in mood, from mania to depression. Symptoms of mania include markedly elevated mood and energy, reduced sleep and a reduced need for sleep, racing thoughts, and grandiose ideas. When mood changes are severe, psychotic ideation may be present. Symptoms of depression can include low energy, feeling sad, feelings of guilt and hopelessness that are out of proportion to the patient's actual situation, low motivation, inability to experience pleasure, and suicidal ideation. Sleep may be increased, and concentration may be impaired. Some manic patients may be extremely irritable rather than euphoric. Less severe but clearly abnormal mood ...Read more


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How accurate is the first dsm psych test? Diagnosis was bi-polar & bpd? Is it accurate enough to diagnosis & start med? Other testing needed first?

How accurate is the first dsm psych test? Diagnosis was bi-polar & bpd? Is it accurate enough to diagnosis & start med? Other testing needed first?

DSM & psych test?: The dsm is the diagnostic manual that mental health professionals use to determine a diagnosis. Psychological testing is different, & involves many different types of measures, including paper & pencil tests, tasks oriented tests, computerized tests, among others. Talk to the provider who gave you the diagnosis & ask how the diagnosis was rendered, or get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Grdaughter HS ADD & bi polar. she cnnot metabolize meds, due 2 swab test taken. she better w/out. sometimes she HS bouts.wd eating no sugar help/what?

Grdaughter HS ADD & bi polar. she cnnot metabolize  meds, due 2 swab test taken. she better w/out. sometimes she HS bouts.wd eating no sugar help/what?

You might want to: start looking at behavioral approaches and a clearer diagnosis. Here's a link: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/adhd.html Seeing a therapist sounds appropriate... ...Read more

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Can bi polar be cured?

Not yet: Bipolar disorder is an inherited neurobiological disorder that has eluded a cure. It is quite treatable though, so don't give up and maintain your treatment regimen that should include counseling, medication, group support, meditation, exercise and good sleep. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bi polar?

What are the symptoms of bi polar?

Mania and depression: There are many symptoms of bipolar disorder, also called manic depression, and several different types. In general it involves periods of elevated/irritable mood that alternate with periods of depressed mood. During manic periods one may need little sleep, engage in risky behavior, and have psychotic symptoms. More information at: www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder/index.Shtm. ...Read more

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How likely is it that I am bi-polar?

Family History?: Generally speaking, the strongest predictor for mood disorders like bipolar disorder is a positive family history of mood disorder. Get a good, interview-based evaluation with a mental health professional who has experience with mood disorders. ...Read more

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Do bi polar people push others away?

Do bi polar people push others away?

Bipolar people do...: What non bipolar people do. Sometimes depending on the phase they are in they may do more or less what ever others do. ...Read more