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Am I Bi Polar Test
Consider seeing a: Psychologist or a psychiatrist for a comprehensive diagnostic assessment. ...Read more
The lay term is manic depression. It is a mood cycling condition in which a person has periods of elevated mood & energy, little sleep, racing thoughts & grandiose ideas. The person may engage in risky behaviors, spend a lot or work a lot. These episodes alternate w/ periods of depression for at least 2 wks. The duration & severity of the manic sx determines the ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a cheek swab test help 2 determine wt person can metabolize &tell wht wd work best 4 her. She is bi polar & can't find meds that help her.
Yes : I suspect the company is genentech out of sanfransisco. ...Read more
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?
I am on Lamictal for Bi Polar Disorder and Topamax for migraines, I am scheduled for a 24 hour EEG, should I skip my meds in preparation for my test? I was told they could possibly cause my test results to be inaccurate. If so how many days before hand
No Ask the doc: Talk with your doctor that persribed these before the test If necessary delay the test Probably little problems if you stop it but consult the doctor. Best wishes ...Read more
Lexipro /oxcarb for t2 bi-polar. Now concerned w/negative lab tests, very possible cancer. Best prn for anxiety w/ no lb gain or drug interactn?
Bipolar symptoms: To be bipolar one must have manias, as in type 1, or hypomania(s) and depression(s), as in type 2. Mania can present as excessive energy, a decreased need for sleep, elevated, grandiose, or extremely irritable mood, flights of ideas, rapid and pressured speech, extreme distractibility, and increased goal-directed behavior. These symptoms are persistent, pervasive, and impairing, and not... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bipolar: Manic depression is a mood disorder that presents with extreme highs & lows, with at least few weeks of manic phases (abnormally elevated mood & energy level) alternating with few or more weeks of depressed phases (sad, guilty, hopeless/helpless, changes in sleep/appetite/energy level). Any phase can be severe enough to experience delusions or hallucinations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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