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Am I Bi Polar Test
Consider seeing a: Psychologist or a psychiatrist for a comprehensive diagnostic assessment. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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