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I think im bi polar been on depression medicine for years, I am scared?

Talk w/psychiatrist: Please discuss your concerns with a psychiatrist -- if you've been on depression medicines for years but you think you're bipolar, depression medicines alone can worsen your condition. If not seeing a psychiatrist, getting this consultation can help clarify what you're dealing with, and allow any suggestions about your treatment to make it more effective. ...Read more

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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, ...Read more


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I am diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia am i truly schizophrenia or am i misdiagnosed?

I am diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia am i truly schizophrenia or am i misdiagnosed?

Difficult to say: I can't really say you are misdiagnosed without a thorough evaluation. With schizophrenia it is common not to believe one even has an illness. Sometimes input from family/friends or asking your doctor to explain your diagnosis may help put things into perspective. They may also be able to describe the symptoms you have when you are on or off of your medication. ...Read more

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I am getting an ICD in a couple weeks. I was diagnosed with Brugada. I am afraid to sleep, am I being irrational?

I am getting an ICD in a couple weeks. I was diagnosed with Brugada. I am afraid to sleep, am I being irrational?

Brugada: See https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2779019/ Discuss with your doctor if taking Quinidine/Isoproteranol while waiting for your ICD has any role. Avoid strenuous exercise. Do not worry. Also see : There are medications to avoid during this period see http://www.brugadadrugs.org/avoid/ Good luck! ...Read more

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I was just recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. I also have bipolar ptsd OCD and add.what am i to do i have two docs but im scared?

I was just recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. I also have bipolar ptsd OCD and add.what am i to do i have two docs but im scared?

Fear not! - try CBT: From your query, it is clear that you are often very distressed and both you and those close to you suffer. It's not the # of docs, but your work-relshp w/ them that will help. Personality Dxs are NOT an additional 'illness' - merely a description. In fact, this must be said of other psych Dxs to a degree. Rather than labels, work to manage behavior/feelings/thoughts thru CBT skills. Best! ...Read more

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I was wondering how i could have bipolar disorder when I am never depressed?

I was wondering how i could have bipolar disorder when I am never depressed?

Diagnostic criteria: "bipolar disorder is characterized by the occurrence of at least one manic or mixed-manic episode during the patient’s lifetime. Most patients also, at other times, have one or more depressive episodes. " per dsm-iv tr. ...Read more

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My mum thinks im bipolar how do I no if i am?

My mum thinks im bipolar how do I no if i am?

Outside evaluation: Get an evaluation from a licensed professional. Bipolar disorder is not a joke. There are lots of misconceptions about what bipolar disorder is. No matter how much she cares, your mom can't know if you are bipolar. Maybe family therapy could help. It is brave of you to ask the question, good luck to you. ...Read more

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I had severe post pardym depression w my 2 kids. My youngest is 2.5, I am 34. I am not myself. Could it hormones? Thyroid? What tests r needed?

I had severe post pardym depression w my 2 kids. My youngest is 2.5, I am 34. I am not myself. Could it hormones? Thyroid? What tests r needed?

Depression: Yes it could be hormones, consult with your gynecologist as soon as possible. Obgyn's are quite familiar with this condition and can likely help you. My best. ...Read more

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Am i ADHD or bipolar? What should I do?

Hard to say: Since you've provided no personal information, it's impossible for us to do anything but guess here on healthtap. For a personalized evaluation with opportunity to discuss your situation and options, please consult with a psychiatrist. Best wishes, . ...Read more

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Would i technically die when i get bi polar?

No: Bipolar people are actually very much alive. And what makes you think you're going to become bipolar anyway?. ...Read more

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Can i get a tatoo when im taking Lithium for bi polor?

Can i get a tatoo when im taking Lithium for bi polor?

Yes: There is no contraindication to tattooing but just be sure that the art from the ink is something you really want since it will stay on you for a long time. For example, having one's BF's name on a tattoo is often not a good idea. Also consider not tattooing areas which cannot be covered by clothing just in case you have a job which is not compatible with your tattoo. ...Read more

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I have recently been diagnosed bi polar! im starting my medication today called seraquel. Is this okay?

I have recently been diagnosed bi polar! im starting my medication today called seraquel. Is this okay?

Yes: It sounds like you are hopefully on your way to having better control of your symptoms. Be sure to keep you prescribing physician in the loop at all times in terms of either lack of efficacy of prescribed medications or side effects. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Hello, I am Sadia. I want to become pregnant. I got marry 4.5 years ago. Please help me. I am so worry. Sometime I have high prolactin level and pco?

Hello,  I am Sadia.  I want to become pregnant. I got marry 4.5 years ago. Please help me. I am so worry. Sometime I have high prolactin level and pco?

See an Ob/Gyn: If you have been having unprotected intercourse with your husband for 4 years without a pregnancy, it would be a good idea to see an Ob/Gyn physician. PCOS can prevent you from getting pregnant but it is easily treated. ...Read more

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Can i get an online test. I think I am bipolar?

Can i get an online test. I think I am bipolar?

SURE: There are plenty of online tests but that is not what i suggest that you do. Go speak to your physician and get an evaluation instead. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if i go manic on anti-depressants am i bipolar?

I'm wondering if i go manic on anti-depressants am i bipolar?

Most likely: Taking the antidepressant did not cause you to be bipolar but it may have activated a predisposition that was already there. If you have suffered from one or more major depressive episodes and have had an episode of mania that is diagnostic of bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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I was wondering about getting tested for anxiety,depression and bipolar disorder. ?

I was wondering about getting tested for anxiety,depression and bipolar disorder.
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Screeners only: The "testing" is only usefully when combined with a clinical exam and evaluation. If you're having that impulse, there likely reasons for it and I'd encourage you to request referral either from your PCP or, if still in school, school guidance office. ...Read more

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I was wondering about getting tested for anxiety,depression and bipolar disorder. ?

I was wondering about getting tested for anxiety,depression and bipolar disorder.

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Bipolar, depression,: Yes there are tests for this - depression and anxiety. Bipolar really should be diagnosed with a visit to the psychiatrist. Keep in mind the tests just reveal that there is depression and.or anxiety but they do not reveal any subtypes, causes, or treatments. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am depressed, my mom thinks i am...?

How do I know if I am depressed, my mom thinks i am...?

Depressed?: Sad affect, vegetative symptoms such as change in appetite/energy/sleep habits, losing interest in things u normally enjoy, thoughts of self harm. ...Read more

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I am a 64 yr old female. I am manic depressive. What would electric shock do for me. A?

I am a 64 yr old female.  I am manic depressive. What would electric shock do for me. A?

ECT: Ect is sometimes used for individuals who have treatment-resistent depression or who for one reason or another cannot take traditional medications. It is thought to essentially "reset the circuits" and can be very effective for some people. It is essentially painless, and the number of treatments is dependant on the symptoms and severity. ...Read more

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Can i lose coustudy of my child if i was diagnosed with bi polar?

Can i lose coustudy  of my child if i was diagnosed with bi polar?

No: One cannot lose a child due to a diagnosis- any diagnosis. It would have to entail any physical, mental or sexual abuse of the child or any medical neglect. Take care ...Read more

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