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How is schizoaffective disorder different from bipolar disorder 1?

How is schizoaffective disorder different from bipolar disorder 1?

More symptoms: For a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, one needs to have symptoms consistent with schizophrenia at one point as well as bipolar disorder at a different point in the same episode of illness. This can be tough to sort out unless you are seeing the same physician throughout the whole time. ...Read more

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Help please! is dysthymic disorder considered unipolar diorder?

Help please! is dysthymic disorder considered unipolar diorder?

Not typically: Unipolar depression typically is talking about a major depressive disorder. Someone with bipolar disorder suffers from major depressive disorder and manic episodes. ...Read more

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How are bipolar disorder and bipolar 2 disorder different?

How are bipolar disorder and bipolar 2 disorder different?

Mania: Patients with bipolar 11 disorder do not have full blown mania. They have symptoms that resemble mania but do not reach the threshold for mania. ...Read more

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Could I have schizoaffective disorder, bi-polar disorder, and borderline personality disorder?

Yes, almost: Officially, according to the diagnostic manual, it is possible to have schizoaffective disorder-bipolar type and borderline personality disorder-both at once. One is a problem with your mood and your thoughts called psychosis and the other has to do with how you cope with stress and the trials and tribulations of life in general. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is bipolar affective disorder?

Bipolar: Is a mood disorder characterized by swings from highs (mania or hypo mania) to lows (depression). ...Read more

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Are mental disorders like depression, bipolar, social anexity disorder inherited?

Are mental disorders like depression, bipolar, social anexity disorder inherited?

Yes: Many people have one or more parents with mental health disorders. Off spring may grow up with no mental health problems or they may develop the same or different disorders than their parents. ...Read more

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What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?

What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?

Psychiatric eval: Psychiatric evaluation would be the first thing you need here, to determine the most likely diagnosis that could explain your symptoms. There are various medications that help mood disorders, psychosis, and anxiety; psychotherapies are important treatments in all of those and in conduct disorder. You can receive comprehensive treatment once we understand what's wrong & what's needed. ...Read more

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How are bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder different?

How are bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder different?

Bipolar vs Borderlin: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder consisting of both depressive episodes and manic or hypomanic ones. People with bipolar disorder often have normal personalities between episodes of illness. Borderline pd is a pervasive and continuous (not episodic) personality pattern with volatile relationships, extreme anger, fear of abandonment, self-injury, identity diffusion, impulsiveness, etc. ...Read more

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Help please! is bipolar disorder the same as bipolar spectrum disorder?

Help please! is bipolar disorder the same as bipolar spectrum disorder?

Yes and no: Bipolar spectrum disorder is a term used by some psychiatrists to describe a range of severity of bipolar disorder that is possible and seen clinically. However, it is not an accepted diagnostic term for use in medical records. ...Read more

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Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Theoretically yes,: but unlikely. The symptom most likely, most common to these four is anxiety, so start there. Go to a clinician and answer a lot of questions about your history and symptoms. This will fine-tune your understanding of what's going on. Treatment follows from that... ...Read more

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Is depression different from bipolar disorder?

Is depression different from bipolar disorder?

Yes, technically but: Sometimes they are confused one with the other. When depression resists all antidepressant medication one has to think bipolar disorder, since in bipolar disorder individuals antidepressant meds often aggravate it. Major depression can evolve into bipolar disorder. Rarely bipolar can become major depression. Depression gets depression meds, bipolar - mood stabilizers & sometimes depression meds. ...Read more

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What distinguishes schizotypal personality disorder from schizoid personality disorder?

What distinguishes schizotypal personality disorder from schizoid personality disorder?

Different presentati: schizoid persons withdraw from others and isolate. Schizotypal persons act unusual. ...Read more

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Is thinkrightnow cds to cure avoidant personality disorder affective?

Is thinkrightnow cds to cure avoidant personality disorder affective?

CDs and books: can be valuable additions to psychotherapy, but seeing a psychotherapist raises the probability of a good outcome. Relating to another person, in this case a professional, is a good antidote for avoidance. I'm not familiar w/the CDs you mention. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I've visited 2-3 psychologist.Some say adhd.Bipolar disorder, mood disorder, anxiety disorder, severe depression, m confused.Plz help, told evry doc same?

I've visited 2-3 psychologist.Some say adhd.Bipolar disorder, mood disorder, anxiety disorder, severe depression, m confused.Plz help, told evry doc same?

Diagnosis can be: quite difficult at times. Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder. Depression is part of Bipolar Disorder (AKA manic depression). ADHD and bipolar disorder can have overlapping symptoms and may also co-occur. Anxiety can occur with any of these - either as a symptom or as a clinical disorder. ...Read more

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What's the different between schizoaffective disorder, bi-polar, and borderline personality disorder?

What's the different between schizoaffective disorder, bi-polar, and borderline personality disorder?

They are different: Bipolar disorder refers to a group of conditions whose major feature is some form of depression and/or mania. It remits and returns spontaniously. Schizoaffective disorder follows a similar pattern but includes symptoms like hallucinations. Borderline personality disorder does not come and go and involves a pattern of stormy complex relationships with others and other symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a more serious illness bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder bipolar type?

What is a more serious illness bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder bipolar type?

No simple answer b/c: It depends on the person and the severity of the disorder. Persons with bipolar i can be psychotic as are individuals w/ schizoaffective disorder, which means a combination of schizophrenia and a mood disorder. All things being equal, the person with schizoaffective disorder with bipolar characteristics is likely to have more mental health problems. ...Read more

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Can i trauma trigger permanent bio-polar disorder?

Can i trauma trigger permanent bio-polar disorder?

See your doctor: Bipolar disorder is not related to a traumatic event. Certainly you can have post traumatic stress syndrome, which may manifest some similar signs as bipolar. You should talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is 5th disease?

What is 5th disease?

Viral illness: Fifth disease is a common usually mild viral illness that generally causes a distinctive "slapped face" rash on children. Complications are rare and it usually no treatment is needed. See www.Healthychildren.Org for more information. ...Read more

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Lymn disease symptoms?

Lymn disease symptoms?

Early vs late: Early symptoms of lymes (right after bite) can include a specific rash at the site of the bite, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, fever, and swollen glands. One can also have neurological changes, eye concerns, and even heart concerns. Later symptoms usually include joint pain, neurological changes, and chronic skin changes. ...Read more

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What causes 5th disease?

Parvovirus B19: Fifth disease, also known as erythema infectiosum, is a common infection caused by parvovirus b19. The virus causes fever, muscle aches and headache for about 7-10 days, then produces the characteristic "slapped cheek" appearing rash on the face. This rash can be itchy and spread to the trunk, arms and legs. ...Read more

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What are recessive disorders?

What are recessive disorders?

Genetic term: Genetic disorders fall roughly into dominant and recessive based on inheritance. If only one parent has a gene (brown eyes) but all children have that trait, then it's dominant; recessive traits require that both parents have the gene (blue eyes). If each parent has only one gene with that trait, then 1/4 of the children will express the trait. ...Read more

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What causes thinking disorder

What causes thinking disorder

More details: Could you explain more, the psychiatric diagnosis do not define a ' thinking disorder , however there are several disorders where there is a disturbance of thought process. More information is needed about symptoms. Also remember that it is important to understand the dysfunction in order to call it a disorder. ...Read more

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Hw to cure meinere s disease?

Hw to cure meinere s disease?

Take meclizine: Meclizine is a prescription drug you can get from your doctor. It will reduce the vertigo. ...Read more

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Is morgellens a real disease?

Is morgellens a real disease?

Les acaraphobes: "morgellon's disease" is delusional parasitosis, with the addition of delusion beliefs of inanimate objects in the lesion (e.g. Colored strings or fibers). Today the term "morgellons disease" is used by a community of internet folks who believe delusional parasitosis is a poorly understood "skin condition" & they dispute presence of an underlying psychological factor. ...Read more

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Is being nocturnal a disorder?

Is being nocturnal a disorder?

Morningness/nightnes: There are predispositions people have been more lark vs. Owl. When it turns out that person is going to bed in the morning (sleep phase is delayed to this point) and then person sleeps during the day, this can be disorder. It may work to person's advantage with a particular job. If the person does not want this to be the case then it would be a disorder and treated. ...Read more

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What causes Gaucher's disease?

What causes Gaucher's disease?

Inherited: Gaucher's disease GD is an inherited / genetic metabolic disorder that causes an enzyme deficiency. This deficiency disables the process that allows for the breakdown of a class of compounds called glycolipids causing them to accumulate in abnormal concentration in various organs resulting in damage to these organs. ...Read more

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How to cure cirusis disease...?

How to cure cirusis disease...?

Cirrhosis?: I think you mean cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is scarring and fibrosis of the liver. This is seen as the end product of a variety of illnesses. If the underlying disease is treated properlyl some cirrhosis may regress. If not, cirrhosis is treated by avoiding things that irritate the liver such as alcohol and acetaminophen, being immunized against liver diseases and screening / treating complications. ...Read more

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What exactly is dent's disease?

What exactly is dent's disease?

Genetic disorder: Dent's disease is an x-linked recessive disorder of the proximal renal tubules characterized by hypercalciuria, nephrocalcinosis, kidney stones, renal failure, and rickets. The specific mutation involves inactivation of a voltage-gated chloride transporter. ...Read more

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What is XYY syndrome or disease?

What is XYY syndrome or disease?

Extra Y chromosome: About one man in 1000 has an extra Y chromosome and it's likely to be discovered only if there's some investigation because of some problem such as autism. This has given rise to the myth that autism, criminal behavior and so forth are more common in such men. They average taller and tend to get worse acne. The "criminal" claims haven't held up to real science. ...Read more

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Can you die from chron's disease?

Can you die from chron's disease?

Complications: Untreated, chron's disease can cause obstructions, which can lead to dehydration & death. Treated & controlled, with current regimines, it is very manageable & should not lead to any increased mortality. ...Read more

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What is the disease of the smoke?

What is the disease of the smoke?

Very many: Hi. Smoking maims and kills in a wide variety of ways including (but not limited to): lung cancer, mouth and tongue cancer, esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer, COPD, heart attack, stroke, peripheral arterial disease, amputation, any many I haven't mentioned. Those all sound so nice, I don't know why EVERYONE doesn't smoke! PLEASE DON'T SMOKE!!! ...Read more

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What exactly is bright's disease?

What exactly is bright's disease?

See below: Bright's disease is named after an english physician of the mid 19th century richard bright. It is any of several kidney diseases marked by Albumin in the urine. ...Read more

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How dangerous is wilson's disease?

How dangerous is wilson's disease?

Extremely: True Wilson's is fatal if neglected, and it is an especially gruesome way to die, with progressive brain damage compounding liver failure. ...Read more

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What exactly is Gaucher's disease?

What exactly is Gaucher's disease?

It is: a genetic "storage" disease , storing GLYCOGEN a "sugar -like" material in the liver causing enlargement of the organ. Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more