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Bipolar 1 Vs Bipolar 2 Disorder
Question about people with a diagnosis of bipolar. Are the 2 phases 2 semi-separate personalities?
Is a mood disorder characterized by at least 1 manic or mixed episode, with history of 1 or more major depressive episode. It is a type of manic depression. It is not accounted for by schizoaffective disorder or superimposed on schizophrenic disorder, delusional disorder, or other psychotic disorders, or relates to medical illnesses ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are different personality disorders that fall under or are caused by borderline personality disorder?
Borderline: Cluster b personality disorders are dramatic and erratic in behaviors. It includes borderline, antisocial & histrionic personalities. ...Read more
Are there psychiatric conditions associated w/ abnormally high levels of anger sadness & jealousy.feel like those destroying my life & relationships?
Can escitalopram be used as an antipsychotic ? I have major depressive disorder plus symptoms of psychosis.I'v started with 5 mg medication.
Treatment: Escitalopram is an effective antidepressant. 10-20% or major depression can be complicated by psychosis. Standard of care for psychotic depression is antidepressant plus antipsychotic for non affective psychosis ( not psychotic depression) escitalopram is not effective by itself. ...Read more
If it became enough: Of stress on the person it may. There are many types of stressors which may trigger mania or hypomania. Prescription medications are one (antidepressants, stimulants, steroids, decongestants, asthma inhalers ; antabuse) as well as caffeine ; illicit drugs. Lack of sleep, menses, head injury, ms ; infectious diseases are other causes. Psychosocial stressors may include death of loved one, divorce, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
14/male results/ catecholamine norm?
Norepinephrine, supine 136.0 pg/ml
* epinephrine, <10 pg/ml
*dopamine, <10 pg/ml
norepinephrine, stand 457.0 pg/ml
epinephrine, 14.0 pg/ml
dopamine, 16.0 pg/m
With a diagnoses of schizoaffective disorder cause a person to change like sexual desire, motivation, and being social?
That is possible.: If someone had manic symptoms they may have increased libido, interact more with others & be very productive in activities. If someone had depressed symptoms they might have a reduced sex drive, isolate more from others & become less motivated. If the person is psychotic, how they behave may not be predictable. These are generalizations. But a person can change depending on what state they are in. ...Read more
I am not familiar: With term "local episodic depression". Clinical depression is not standard psychiatric terminology. There is a term called episodic mood disorder which is used to refer to bipolar spectrum disorders. The term clinical depression helps to differentiate a depressed mood from a more substantial depression. ...Read more
Re: a severely depressed person with constant suicidal ideation, a plan, and multiple means of high lethality, what does a "grave" prognosis mean?
Get person to ER: This person needs to be seen in the ER asap and hospitalized for suicidal high risk. This person should not be left alone. All obvious means of self-harm (pills, alcohol, drugs, any weapons, sharp objects etc) should be removed and made inaccessible. Call 911 if necessary. This person as described meets criteria for involuntary psychiatric hospitalization. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How 2 differentiate between age related dementia & Alzheimer?Which lld be first taken donepezil or memantine in both case?Other suggestions of Med?
AD vs ARCD: Typically the impairment of age related cognitive decline (ARCD) is not as severe as Alzheimer's (AD). Many cases of early AD are first diagnosed as age related until the impairment becomes more severe then the diagnosis of AD is made. I have used Aricept and Namenda (memantine) simultaneously in AD. Med choice based on response and side effect profile. Best wishes! ...Read more
How effective is Fetzima for depression and bi polar symptoms what are the most common side affects of Fetzima was on Brintelex 10mg & made me nauseas?
Very different: Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and often disabling brain disorder with psychotic symptoms like hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. Depending on treatment, people may or may not be able to hold jobs or relate well to others. Ocd is an anxiety disorder, and is not psychotic. It's characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive, ritualized behaviors. Both can be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wot is best treatment for bipolar coexisting adhd ? I am in my 30's I
Already take lithium and lamotrogine to control bipolar can Ritalin (methylphenidate) be added?
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
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