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Best Careers For Bipolar People
Jobs: When looking for a job, it is important to consider the stress level it will entail and if you will be able to get sufficient sleep. High amounts of stress can cause a relapse in symptoms. Having a regular sleep schedule is important to keep one's symptoms stable. Working swing shift or very long hours could adversely affect your sleep and potentially trigger an episode. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is treating someone for OCD/Anxiety difficult when that person studies neuropsychology? Also, are there career repercussions for neuropsychologists for admitting to these disorders?
Shouldn't be: It's An illness that can be helped with Meds & therapy--I've treated many professionals who are good at what they do & have been treated myself by docs who told me they had ocd--they were perfectionists, paid attention to detail & knew their stuff! ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Several: In addition to "an unquiet mind" by jamison, "when someone you love is bipolar: help and support for you and your partner " by last; "loving someone with bipolar disorder: understanding and helping your partner" by julie fast; and "bipolar disorder: a guide for patients and families (2nd edition)" by mondimore. ...Read more
Antiepileptics: The most rational way to approach the treatment of comorbid conditions is to use medications which treat both. Anti epileptic medications are used as mood stabilizers as well. The most effective are lamotrigine, valproic acid, divalproex sodium, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, gabapentin, pregabalin. In any case, your doctor would try any, alone or in combination, and observe. ...Read more
Can all patients of borderline personality disorder get sent to mental institutions for some time?
Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?
Breaks the routine: Many autistic people are very comfortable in their routine and like the things the same day after day. Holidays often bring more people, different decor, more noise, different food. These changes can be very hard for the autistic patient to accept. They might with draw to the comfort of their own space or room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Great Question!: What a great query. Patients with narcolepsy/cataplexy usually have to seek jobs with very flexible schedules. Many of these patients require naps or rest during the day and an understanding employer. This really means that narcolepsy patients can do any job but must have flexibility! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the recommended treatment for ADHD in someone who is bipolar and suffers from anxiety/panic disorders? Are amphetamines worth trying?
YES: Amphetamines could trigger a Manic episode. You would need to be on a satisfactory mood stabilizer. I usually try to find someone who is in frequent contact with the patient and can help monitor for onset of an episode. Amphetamines often have a paradoxical calming effect on ADHD patients and the anxiety may be reduced. Close contact with the prescriber is essential. ...Read more
Yes: See a psychiatrist for a full diagnostic work up. This is treatable. ...Read more
Afraid to lose job but looking for support to deal with a boss who has narcissistic personality disorder?
Difficult Situation: If your boss is truly narcissistic, and if you have to deal with him/her on a frequent basis, then there is a high probablity that this is becoming an unhealthy work environment for you. It may be helpful for you to see out support through counseling. You will also want to look for healthy outlets to relieve stress. Ultimately you may want to consider a healthier work setting. ...Read more
It Depends: There are a few jobs that exclude people who have severe mental disorders (e.g. Military, police officers, etc...); however, for someone who does not have severe symptoms, they pretty much can do any work they really want. If they are able engage in good psychotherapy, their symptoms should remit most actually do in fact recovery if they stay with it. www.madinamerica.com for all long term studi. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't we actually need organizations that would assist suicidal people with asperger's syndrome commit suicide?
I am not sure if: You meant this the way it came out. Supportive organizations do exist for people with aspergers & other autism spectrum disorders. I doubt you are asking about organizations to help people to commit suicide (that obviously would be a horrible thing). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gratitude: Gratitude is expressed in many ways for caregivers. They receive a lot of satisfaction in that they are helping people on a daily basis- and your verbalizing that to the caregiver would be greatly appreciated. If you are compelled, you may choose some small token of gratitude such as a massage, a gift certificate, or other similar inexpensive gift as an external expression of inner affection. ...Read more
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