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Bipolar 1 Vs Bipolar 2 Disorder
Hypo mania vs mania: Both usually have depression. Bipolar1 includes mania. Bipolar 2 includes hypo mania. Hypo mania is less severe, but still can have consequences due to impulsivity. Consequences are much more severe with mania. See my other answers for additional details. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
What to do if I have bipolar 2 disorder, what are the odds that my children will inherit bipolar disorder?
Different conditions: Gad is an anxiety disorder characterized by excessive worry and associated symptoms such as headache, insomnia, stomach upset, etc... Bipolar disorder type ii is a disorder of mood characterized by episodes of hypomania with elevated mood, excessive energy, reduced need for sleep but preservation of usual daily function. As well as episodes of major depression with sad mood, lack of joy, insomni. ...Read more
I want to have triple chronotherapy for bipolar 2 disorder. I am having a difficult time finding a dr who does this therapy. HELP!!!!
Complementary: Complementary therapies are usually done by alternative providers. How ever you learned about this method may give you a way to connect with a provider. I would continue any standard medications or treatments you are currently on. Tell your doctor that you are looking for this therapy. ...Read more
I have bipolar 2 disorder. When I'm in hypomania state I always believe I'm some super genius person like Ablert Einstien. Would that be a delusion?
Technically, yes: Yes, specifically a "delusion of grandeur," meaning the false idea that you're vastly more special or amazing than is rational. Delusions can also be classified as bizarre (aliens live in your basement and steal your cheese), or non-bizarre (you are an incredibly gifted singer). Were you actually seeing or hearing aliens stealing your cheese, that, rather, would be a hallucination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take Depakote for my bipolar 2 disorder will taking a mix of creatine and arginine have any side effects?
Why: Not sure why you would be taking arginine and creatine. Frolic acid and omega 3 supplementation are helpful. Any combination of medications prescribed or otc should be used with caution. Make sure you tell your doctor about all therapeutic substances you are taking so they can help monitor your mood and/or control of seizures depending on why you are taking depakote. ...Read more
Hello, I have been prescribed carbamazepine to treat a bipolar 2 disorder. Is this sensible (i thought it was for epilepsy, ADHD or b1 disorder)?
Bipolar 2 disorder. Extreme anxiety bad sleep cycles. On wellbutrin, topamax, abilify, (aripiprazole) clozazepam , temazepam , zopliclone ? What now?
Options: There are other options for your bipolar 2 condition. Wellbutrin won't help anxiety, and may stimulate it in some. Topomax is not a particularly robust mood stabilizer, but does work for some (apparently not you?). Seroquel may help this, anxiety, and your sleep issues. Latuda (lurasidone) is another option. Hoping you're working with a psychiatrist as you try these various medications -- psychotherapy too! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it normal to have more then one mental illness? Ex bipolar 1 mixed , .Ptsd, anorexia, .Substance abuse disorder,
Depends on: What you mean by recover. With proper medication, therapy, social support, and psychoeducation (learning about your triggers, stressors, and your emotional limits), many with bipolar can live fairly normal lives. Problems arise when people with bipolar fail to realize that it is often a chronic relapsing disease and stop taking their medications (especially when they miss the manic highs). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some effective medications for bipolar 1 disorder? I have been on many over the last 6 years and am very symptomatic. I would love some feedb
Trazadone: use as a mood stabilizer in a female of reproductive age is usually a consideration. It requires a gradual dose titration ( minor drawback) Lithium rewquires monitoring of thyroid function and levels. Atypical antipsychotics are also used to stabilize mood. I'd hold off on antidepressant use initially as they can precipitate mania if not on a mood stabilizer ...Read more
Have bipolar 1 disorder. With meds always in euthymic mood. problem is I used to be a gifted. Now Feel 2bHonest below average.please rationalize this ?
Bipolar 1 Disorder: • Commend yourself for your achievements • Do not compare yourself with others • Do not think a lot about being below average. • Focus on your Good Functioning in your daily life. • Become Captain over your symptoms, Not Victim. • See Psychiatrist for • Diagnosis at this time • Benefits and side effects of Medication you are taking • Your concerns • Therapy to cope with stress , Self-esteem ...Read more
Self- employment: Self-employment works best so you can take time off as needed. Otherwise it depends upon your education and credentials as well as the job market. Pick a job that is interesting and enjoyable while not being too stressful. Go to bed at the same time 7 days a week and get up at the same time every day. Get exercise if you are able and eat a healthy diet. Keep a good social support group around you. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, could i possibly somehow develop personality disorder? What are signs to look out for?
Relationship problem: Hi, people with personality disorders often have a long lasting pattern of relationship problems including alternating been being extremely clingy with someone on the one hand and consistently rejecting the same person on the other. A now dated book was entitled, "i hate you, don't leave me" to describe borderline personality disorder. Consider having an evaluation by a psychologist or psychiatris. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bipolar 1 disorder, my 17 yr old babygirl....I need more help 2 help her! was recently put on lamactil, is that a good med? She had bad reactions 2 a
Difficult situation: I'm sorry to hear of your difficult situation with your daughter's illness - it's so hard for a parent to see a child suffer. Lamictal is both an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizer, and can work well. Here's a brief video about it: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=caztmgupul0 please talk with her psychiatrist about your needing more help -- most psychiatrists want to give the best care possible. ...Read more
Many: This is a very complex disorder that is treated with a very broad array of meds.I am "old school" and often use lithium as the basis and add atypical's like seroquel (quetiapine). You really need to have a dr following closely to manage this difficult illness.I hope you are getting treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bipolar 1: 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 or substances or toxins/medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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